Professor David Saad

 Head of Mathematics

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Phone number: +44(0)121 204 3648 
Email: d.saad@aston.ac.uk 
Room number: MB313H

Profile 

I obtained a BA in Physics and a BSc in Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Haifa, Israel and later on an MSc in Physics (relativistic field theory) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (neural networks) at the Tel-Aviv University. In 1992 I joined the the physics department at Edinburgh University first as a postdoc and later on as a lecturer, working mainly on theoretical issues. In 1995 I joined Aston as a lecturer and was promoted later on to a reader (1997) and subsequently to a Professor of Information Mathematics (1999).  Between 2006-2012  I had been the Head of the Mathematics Group and took the role again in 2015.
  • BA in Physics (Cum Laude), Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1982
  • BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, (Cum Laude), Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1982
  • MA in Physics, Tel-Aviv University, 1987
  • PhD in Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, 1992

 

Employment 

  • 2016 –  present: 50th Anniversary Chair of Complexity Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University; Head of Mathematics.
  • 1999 – 2016: Professor of Information Mathematics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University; Head of Mathematics 2006-2012 and again since 2015.
  • 1997 – 1999: Reader in the NCRG and Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Aston University
  • 1995 – 1997: Lecturer in the NCRG and Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Aston University.
  • 1993 – 1995: Lecturer in the Physics Department, University of Edinburgh.

 

 

  • Mathematical Methods (currently taught by Andrew Cave)
  • Probabilistic Modelling

  • Advanced inference in complex systems
  • Hard computational problems 
  • Optimization on networks (routing and spreading      processes)
  • Distributed resources in networks
  • Machine learning

I held 8 EPSRC grants as well as grants from the Leverhulme Trust (5), EU (5), Royal Society (3) and British Council (2).

I have supervised to completion about 10 PhD students and 13 MSc students.

Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy