Professor Jon Rowe is Programme Director at the Alan Turing Institute for the "Data Science for Science" research programme and Professor of Natural Computation in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. He was previously Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the College of Engineering andPhysical Sciences at Birmingham, and was Head of Computer Science from 2012 to 2016. His research encompasses the theoretical analysis of nature-inspired algorithms, such as evolutionary algorithms and other randomised search heuristics, along with a range of inter-disciplinary applications from modelling social crowd dynamics to chemical reaction networks to medical imaging techniques.
Professor Row is an Associate Editor for Theoretical Computer Science journal, and is a panel member for various organisations including EPSRC, the Irish Research Council and Athena SWAN. He joined the University of Birmingham in 2000 and his PhD in Artificial Intelligence is from the University of Exeter.