Welcome to our new Fellows

Introducing the two new Fellows elected to the Learned Society of Wales in 2024 who work in computing, mathematics and statistics.

Professor Edmund Burke FLSW

Bangor University

Professor Burke is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was President of the Operational Research Society between 2020 and 2022. His research lies at the boundary of operational research and computer science. In Research.com’s rankings on international scientists, Professor Burke is ranked 71st in the World (2nd in the UK) for Mathematics and 313 in the World (20th in the UK) for Computer Science. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scheduling.

Read more about Professor Burke’s work.

Professor Anthony Cohn FLSW

Professor of Automated Reasoning
University of Leeds

Professor Cohn’s research interests range from theoretical work on ways of understanding the relationship between objects and their locations in space, how computers and machines interpret visual information and Decision-Support Systems, particularly for the built environment.

This work resulted to the prize-winning Scottish VAULT system which shares information on the location of underground pipes and cables and led to the National Underground Assets Register system for the rest of the UK.

He is the recipient of the 2021 Herbert A Simon Cognitive Systems Prize, Distinguished Service Awards from IJCAI and AAAI and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and six AI / Computer Science learned societies.

Read more about Professor Cohn’s work.