Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Dr Paul Shepherd appointed Deputy Director of IMI

Monday 18 September 2017

Dr Paul ShepherdThe Institute for Mathematical Innovation is delighted to announce that Dr Paul Shepherd has been appointed Deputy Director of IMI. Paul is Senior Lecturer in Digital Architectonics in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering where, over the past ten years, his industry-facing research has led to new computer-based methods and tools to help with the creation, optimisation, and realisation of complex geometry buildings. 

Paul holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and has been a member of IMI’s Research Panel for the past two years. Before joining the University of Bath, Paul worked for the international engineering consultancy BuroHappold, where he led a team of programmers developing mathematical software for the construction industry.

As Deputy Director, Paul will work alongside IMI’s other Deputy Director Chris Budd, who joined the Institute last year.


Broadening IMI's reach across campus and beyond

Professor Jonathan Dawes, Director of the IMI, said: "Paul will broaden IMI’s reach across campus, especially within the Faculty of Engineering & Design and Science, further cross-campus research collaborations and foster closer collaboration with external partners. 

I am delighted to welcome Paul to IMI, and I’m looking forward to working with him to further establish IMI as a leading research institute."

Dr Paul Shepherd, Deputy Director of IMI, said: “I have always been a passionate advocate of the fundamental role mathematics plays in supporting the science and engineering industries, and my own research is directly applicable to real-world problems.  

I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity to work with the incredibly strong team at IMI, and I look forward to using my unique skills and experience to help the Institute reach out to colleagues, both in academia and practice, so that we can deliver innovative commercial solutions and research with impact.”