The Principal's Office

Professor Richard Kenway

Richard Kenway is Tait Professor of Mathematical Physics and Vice-Principal High Performance Computing.

Areas of responsibility as Vice-Principal High Performance Computing

  • Delivery by the University and by UoE HPCX Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of the University, of high performance computing (HPC) and data services to the UK academic community
  • Oversight of the strategy for exploiting advances in HPC, data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit the research of the University and to maximise its impact
  • Advice on the ethical use of data and AI technologies
  • The University’s participation in The Alan Turing Institute, the UK centre for  data science and AI

Works closely with the Senior Vice-Principal, Vice-Principal Planning, Resources and Research Policy, Vice-Principal Data Science, Assistant Principal Computational Science and Assistant Principal Industry Engagement.

University level committee membership

  • University Executive
  • AI and Data Ethics Advisory Board (chair)

Contact details

Richard Kenway's assistant is Carol Borthwick.

Professor Richard Kenway

Vice-Principal High Performance Computing

  • School of Physics and Astronomy
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road

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