Professor Vic Grout, BSc, PhD, CMath FIMA, CEng FIET, CSci CITP FBCS

Vic Grout was awarded the BSc(Hons) degree in Mathematics and Computing from the University of Exeter (UK) in 1984 and the PhD degree in Communication Engineering ("Optimisation Techniques for Telecommunication Networks") from Plymouth Polytechnic, now the University of Plymouth, (UK) in 1988.

He has worked in senior positions in both academia and industry for over twenty years and has published and presented over 200 research papers and four books. He is currently Professor of Network Algorithms at Glyndw^r University, Wales, where he leads the Centre for Applied Internet Research (CAIR). His research interests and those of his research students span several areas of computational mathematics, particularly the application of heuristic principles to large-scale problems in Internet design, management and control.

Professor Grout is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Electrical Engineer, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Mathematician and Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA), British Computer Society (FBCS) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE). He chairs the biennial international conference series on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 05, ITA 07 and ITA 09).