British mathematician and computer scientist Richard Gibbens has died, following a short illness. He was 56. Richard’s research interests included the mathematical modelling of networks especially communication, road transport and energy networks. He was a Reader at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and had just been promoted to a Professorship for this academic year. He was also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. Prior to 2001, Richard was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, where he also obtained his PhD.
He is survived by his wife Helen and two teenage children.