Professor Beatrice Pelloni has been appointed as Head of the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS) at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Professor Pelloni Joins the University from the University of Reading, where she has been co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training Mathematics of Planet Earth since 2014. She was previously Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
She studied for her BA in Mathematics at the University of Rome, and then her MPhil and PhD in Mathematics at Yale University.
Heriot-Watt Principal Professor Richard Williams said, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Pelloni to this key role. Her background and experience reflect Heriot-Watt’s international strengths and her track record as a leader of scholarly research with real practical impact makes her ideally qualified to lead the School, which delivers fundamental research in mathematical and computer sciences alongside transformational outcomes of societal relevance.”
Professor Pelloni said, “I am delighted to be joining Heriot-Watt University and the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. The research quality of the School, the international reputation of the University for combining pure and applied research, its global reach and ambitions, all represent a strong attraction and a positive challenge for me. I am looking forward to being part of such a distinguished and innovative institution and to contributing to its continuing success.”
Professor Pelloni will take up her new position in spring 2016.