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Professor Hywel Williams

CDT Director

The CDT Director is Professor Hywel Williams, a computational scientist focused on problems that link social processes and environmental change. He is a faculty member in Computer Science, and affiliated to the Institute for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence and the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter. He is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's premier facility for artificial intelligence and data science.

In addition to his leadership role in the CDT in Environmental Intelligence, Hywel leads the SEDAlab, an active research group of postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, with diverse interests in computational social science and environmental data analysis. He is former Programme Lead for MSc Data Science and related programmes. He teaches courses and supervises student projects in data science and social network analysis. He has published >60 research papers in leading outlets and his research has been funded by EPSRC, ESRC, NERC, HEFCE, Leverhulme Trust and several commercial sponsors, amongst others.