Advanced Research Computing

Prof Timo Betcke

Prof Timo Betcke

Professor of Computational Mathematics

Dept of Mathematics

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Feb 2011

Research summary

My main research areas are Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing. This branch of mathematics deals with the design, analysis and efficient implementation of algorithms for the numerical simulation of complicated models in the Natural Sciences, which are typically described by partial differential equations.


  • 1998-2002: Study of Computer Science and Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology
  • 2002-2005: DPhil Studies in Numerical Analysis at the University of Oxford
  • 2006: Award of DPhil
  • 2005-2006: Postdoc Position at Technical University Braunschweig
  • 2006-2009: PDRA at the University of Manchester
  • 2009-2011: First PDRA then EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow at University of Reading
  • 2011-2013: Lecturer and EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow at UCL
  • 2013-2018: Reader in Mathematics at UCL
  • since 2018: Professor of Computational Mathematics at UCL