David Sumpter

Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, David Sumpter He got his doctorate in mathematics at Manchester and received a Royal Society Fellowship at Oxford before moving to Sweden. He was born in London but grew up in Scotland. His scientific expertise ranges from studying the inner workings of fish schools and ant colonies to analyzing football teams' passing networks, societal segregation, and machine learning and artificial intelligence. David has contributed to publications such as The Economist, The Telegraph, Current Biology, Mathematics Today, and FourFourTwo magazine. The IMA's Catherine Richards prize for presenting mathematics to a larger audience has been awarded to him. Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game was David's debut book.