Vice Presidents

In 2015 we appointed our President and first Vice Presidents - advocates of the utilisation of mathematics - to provide strategic advice to the Smith Institute.

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  • Dr Bruce Smith

  • Prof Frank Kelly

  • Lord Julian Hunt

  • Dr Bruce Smith

    President & Chairman of Council

    Dr Bruce Smith is President of the Smith Institute and Chairman of its Council.

    Until 1997 he was the Chairman and majority shareholder of Smith System Engineering Limited. Before founding that company in 1971, he worked in design engineering for Decca Radar Limited after a period in the United States with Bellcomm Inc in the US Space programme.

    He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics. Bruce is a director of a number of private companies, and a Domus Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford.

  • Prof Frank Kelly

    Vice President

    Frank Kelly is Professor of the Mathematics of Systems at the University of Cambridge.

    His main research interests are in random processes, networks and
    optimization. He is especially interested in applications to the design and
    control of networks and to the understanding of self-regulation in
    large-scale systems.

    He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Foreign Member of
    the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2013 he was awarded a CBE
    for services to mathematical sciences.

    Frank was appointed as Vice President to the Smith Institute in 2015.

  • Lord Julian Hunt

    Vice President

    Julian Hunt FRS is a British meteorologist who was Director General and Chief Executive of the British Meteorological Office from 1992 to 1997.

    He was made a Life Peer in 2000.

    He is Professor of Climate modelling in the Department of Space & Climate Physics and Department of Earth Sciences at University College London.

    Julian was appointed as Vice President of the Smith Institute in 2015.

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