Prof Daya Reddy

Vice-Chancellor
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Daya Reddy is Professor Emeritus in applied mathematics at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and a graduate of the Universities of Cape Town and Cambridge. He served as dean of the science faculty at UCT over the period 1999 – 2005 and is currently vice-chancellor ad interim at UCT. He has made major contributions, through more than 200 publications, to the analysis of and development of computational approaches to problems in mechanics, with applications inter alia in materials science and biomedical mechanics. Reddy was a founder member in 2003 of AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate education, research and outreach with institutes in five African countries. He is actively involved in bodies that work at the science-society-policy nexus, and served terms as President of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and at the global level, as inaugural President of the International Science Council. Daya Red

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