Robert MacKay is a Professor in the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick and Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research.
His research is principally in the dynamics of complex systems. His main role in CECAN has been to contribute to network analysis. He has also contributed to calibration of multi-assessor assessments.
His research was recognised by the first Stephanos Pnevmatikos International Award for Research in Nonlinear Phenomena (1993), Junior (1994) and Senior (2015) Whitehead prizes of the London Mathematical Society, election to Fellowships of the Royal Society (2000), the Institute of Physics (2000) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (2003), entry to the ISI Highly cited list under Mathematics in 2008, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2012-7), serving as President of the IMA (2012&13), and Renowned Fellow (EPSRC Recognising Influential Scientists and Engineers, 2014).
He has published 159 refereed journal articles, 57 articles in conference proceedings, lecture notes and similar, written 1 book, and co-edited 1 reprint selection, 4 conference proceedings and 2 volumes of lecture notes.
He has extensive research leadership and management experience. In particular, he was PI of an EPSRC/MRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Mathematics for Real-world Systems (MathSys).
He has hosted 38 postdoctoral fellows of whom 1 current, and supervised 35 PhD students (18 shared and 4 current) and 31 MSc dissertations or projects.