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Tom Ward

Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Student Education
The University of Leeds

Tom Ward is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Leeds. After attending schools in Zambia and Swaziland he studied Mathematics at the University of Warwick and spent several years working at the University of Maryland College Park and the Ohio State University. At UEA he was Head of Department from 2002-7, and appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in 2008, serving on the Executive Team, Planning & Resources, Senate and Council, and chairing the Learning and Teaching, Equality and Diversity, and Student Experience Committees. He sat on several external groups including the UUK-ICO working group on Freedom of Information for Higher Education. At Durham University he served on the University Executive and chaired the Council of John Snow College for four years. He spent many years on the London Mathematical Society Publications Committee and has been editor or managing editor of several journals. His research area is Algebraic Dynamical Systems, with particular emphasis on interactions between Ergodic Theory, Homogeneous Dynamics, and Number Theory. He is the author of several monographs, including “Heights of polynomials and entropy in algebraic dynamics” with Graham Everest and “Ergodic theory with a view towards Number Theory” with Manfred Einsiedler