Dr Adam Gripton

Research Associate

Dr. Adam Gripton is a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) and is responsible for development of mathematical models and algorithms for green logistics operations. He joined Heriot-Watt University in 2018 after spending six years at QinetiQ as a maritime software engineer in in the fields of complex system analysis and design for resilience.

His research to date has centred around mathematical models and simulation, with a PhD in pattern classification under missing data (2011) followed by further research experience in uncertainty quantification and inverse methods.

Areas of interest

  • agent-based modelling, applied probability, operational resilience, complex systems, robustness, network analysis, transportation systems, Bayesian inference, inverse problems, optimization, software development


Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (PGCILT, expected 2021)

Chartered status, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA, 2019)

PhD (Heriot-Watt University, 2011): “Geometric margin domain description with instance-specific margins”


2012 – 2018: Software Engineer at QinetiQ, developing and maintaining a large code base focused on complex system design and resilience/robustness analysis for survivability in maritime platforms in an attack scenario, including agent based modelling.

2009 – 2012: Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University, developing probabilistic sampling algorithms for Monte Carlo analyses, inverse problems and advanced probabilistic sampling methods.

Key publications

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