Professor Edmund Burke


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Job title: Deputy Vice Chancellor
Organisation: University of Leicester
Tags: Advisor, SAN, University of Leicester

Professor Edmund Burke joined the University of Leicester as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in July 2018.  Before that, he had been the Vice-Principal for Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London since 2015.  He joined Queen Mary from the University of Stirling where he held the posts of ‘Senior Deputy Principal & Deputy Vice-Chancellor’ and ‘Deputy Principal for Research’.  Before joining Stirling in 2011, he was Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham.  He had been a member of staff at Nottingham for 21 years.

Professor Burke is Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Scheduling, Area Editor of the Journal of Heuristics and Associate Editor of the INFORMS Journal on Computing.  Since 1995, he has led the organisation of the international series of conferences on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT).  He has edited/authored 14 books and has published over 250 refereed papers.  His Google Scholar publication profile can be seen here.

Professor Burke has been awarded 57 externally funded grants worth over £17 million from a variety of sources including EPSRC, ESRC, BBSRC, EU, Research Council of Norway and industrial organisations.  This funding portfolio includes a leading managerial role on several significant multi-site and multi-institutional EPSRC projects and initiatives.  It also includes EPSRC Platform and Programme Grant awards.