Our Founder: Peter Furness

Peter is a mathematician and data scientist with a career spanning the public and private sectors. After a spell in academia he moved to operational research in the coal industry and this led to stints at Price Waterhouse, CACI and American Management Systems where he was head of the decision analytics practice for financial industries in Europe. In the late 90s he set up his own data science consultancy for clients who wished to leverage value from large customer and other corporate databases.

Throughout his career, Peter has actively explored the benefits of new analytical methods in areas such as geospatial modelling, simulation, deep learning, and data visualisation. His work has spanned many sectors, including energy, government, health, financial services, retail, online publishing, logistics and cloud services.

Peter is a member of the Census & Geodemographics Special Interest Group of the Market Research Society.

He now provides data science support to academic research teams and charities on a pro bono basis.

BSc   Mathematics Honours (Bristol)
PhD  Pure Mathematics (Durham)
MSc  Operational Research (Brunel)

Professional Societies:
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Member of the London Mathematical Society
Member of the Operational Research Society
Member of the Market Research Society

Employment History:
2018------- Independent Mathematician and Data Scientist
1997-2017 Peter Furness Limited
1995-1997 American Management Systems
1993-1995 CACI
1991-1993 Independent Consultant Mathematician
1984-1990 CACI
1978-1983 Price Waterhouse Associates, Management Consultants
1974-1978 Operational Research Executive National Coal Board
1972-1974 Research Fellow in Mathematics,  University of Southampton

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