Cover photo
Paul Harper
Works at Cardiff University
45,273 followers|3,280,728 views


Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
22 hours and 11,000 miles sat on planes, but well worth the journey to be in wonderful Sydney. Here just for 2 days before heading to give a plenary in Adelaide next week :)
Joshua Wiley's profile photoBob Calder's profile photo
Wait until you have to go back +Paul Harper. The feeling as you enter the torture tube is indescribably dreadful. Muah ha ha.
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
An honour to have been invited to present to Welsh Government Assembly Members about our healthcare mathematical modelling research and impact. More great visibility :)
Theron Hitchman's profile photoPaul Harper's profile photo
Thanks TJ. My Welsh wouldn't stand up to a whole talk quite yet!
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
A few pics from an enjoyable day spent in Oxford with the family. The streets were welcomely tranquil (we mostly avoided the shops!) and the weather unusually mild for the time of year.

Behind the photo of the kids is the the circular Radcliffe Camera (camera is the Latin word for 'room') which was completed in 1749 to house a library devoted to the sciences. Today it acts as a private reading room for the nearby Bodleian Library. 
Kevin Clift's profile photoPaul Harper's profile photo
Too true +Kevin Clift! How time flies by... 
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
*The dilemma of exchanging gifts at christmas*

Here's a blog post that uses game theory to offer an explanation of why when we agree to not exchange gifts... we do so anyway. (Turns out it's a Prisoner's dilemma :))
2 comments on original post
Alex Nelson's profile photo
Just cut the Gordion knot: don't have friends. Problem. Solved.
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
Still pinching ourselves after winning an award last night for the Times Higher Education Innovation and Technology prize at a very enjoyable and glitzy ceremony in London. Would not have been possible without a wonderful team of researchers (post-docs who do all the hard work) and working with some amazingly talented people in NHS Wales who make it all happen by translating the research into practice.
JDS Purohit's profile photoJulie Vile's profile photoPaul Harper's profile photoTheron Hitchman's profile photo
This is wonderful, Paul. Congratulations.
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
Our annual senior maths team challenge is underway! 18 local schools in teams of 4 working on some seriously challenging mathematical problems for the next 3 hours :) This year I bought some nice books by Ian Stewart to award as prizes for the top teams.
Drew Davis's profile photoKevin Clift's profile photoJDS Purohit's profile photo
do share later, the problems asked. thank you.
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
Some reflections on the Summer School:

It's been an awesome experience.

My post is just a quick lay down of photos and feelings. 
I am writing this post just after two extraordinary weeks in Namibia. This is a quick personal reflection of what has been an awesome experience. As part of Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project, Martin Mugochi, Rob Wilson and I with Cardiff PhD students Geraint Palmer and Alex MacKay worked with the University of Namibia’s faculty of Mathematics to deliver a two week summer school.
8 comments on original post
juliet smile's profile photo
Nice one
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
Delighted to be advertising for a Chair in Operational Research to join our thriving and growing group!  
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
To celebrate the New Year, here's the complete graph on 64 vertices, with its 2016 edges!

6 comments on original post
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
Three very excited kids in our house just watched the ISS pass by (courtesy of the ISS spotter app for timings and directions) - despite some cloud cover we managed a good view - our youngest thought it might be Santa already :)

A very happy Christmas to all my G+ friends 🚀

Kevin Clift's profile photoVorgar Bryant's profile photoarromazam pepe's profile photo
We had the ISS today and again tomorrow. Santa doing a second pass?
Have a great year!
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
"My innovative life", apparently!   #famousontheinternet
Watching patients queue on a hospital ward in Mumbai opened Professor Paul Harper’s eyes to solving problems with numbers. Here, he talks about the power of mathematics to save lives.
JDS Purohit's profile photoTheron Hitchman's profile photoPaul Harper's profile photoKevin Clift's profile photo
I liked this statement best This is much safer than experimenting with changes ‘for real’..
Add a comment...

Paul Harper

Shared publicly  - 
PSA for math folks: My department at +Grand Valley State University is hiring for a tenure-track position. The application deadline is just 10 days away! If you're on the market, please consider applying -- it's a truly amazing working environment for people who care about undergraduate education. If you're not on the market, please retweet/reshare/get the word out. 
Full service online faculty recruitment site for mathematical institutions worldwide, offered by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
2 comments on original post
Businge Robert's profile photo
Hello paul
Add a comment...
In his circles
4,007 people
Have him in circles
45,273 people
Sam Siewert's profile photo
Megan Kelley's profile photo
Markintouch Mark's profile photo
Jaquan Allen's profile photo
David Dierksheide's profile photo
Scott Stewart's profile photo
ryan skylar's profile photo
Ken Griffith's profile photo
Srinivas Kumar's profile photo
Professor and Deputy Head of School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
  • Cardiff University
    2007 - present
  • University of Southampton
    1997 - 2007
  • Capgemini
    1996 - 1997
Professor of OR & Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University, Wales
Professor of Operational Research.  Deputy Head of the School and Director of Engagement, Mathematics, Cardiff University, Wales. 

Also Head of the OR Group; Director of Health Modelling Centre Cymru (hmc2) (a pan-Wales centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling); Director of MSc programmes in OR, Applied Statistics and Risk.

[Google scholar page:]

Have a really wonderful family (married to Julia with 3 children). Other passions in my life include sport, travel and my faith.  Like to keep a humorous perspective on life - laughter is the language of the soul :)

Bragging rights
Can play my teeth.
Basic Information
September 4
Paul Harper's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.

Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.


Work together in real-time with our easy to use LaTeX editor

Quiz 2013 by paulharper

A presentation created with Slides.

Model Thinking

Model Thinking is a free online class taught by Scott E. Page of University of Michigan

Upgrades and Simplifications: Vim & Emacs, Faster Previews, and Edit...

WriteLaTeX now has faster previews, Vim and Emacs style editor support, plus simpler editor menus for easy downloading & sharing.


TED: Ideas worth spreading

Raspberry Pi

The (fan/unofficial) Raspberry Pi page!

Game Theory

Game Theory is a free online class taught by Matthew Jackson and Yoav Shoham.

Welsh Rugby Union : Official website of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations Champions

The Official website of the Welsh Rugby Union with news, fixture and ticket information, player profiles, community rugby, development, merc

The OR Society - Operational Research, at the heart of analytics

E-Publications · - Inside O.R. News Magazine · - Journal of the OR Society (JORS) · - European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) · - Kno

BBC News - Home

Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news as we

The LANCS Initiative

The LANCS Initiative is built on a collaboration between four U.K. Universities: Lancaster, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton, whose princ

The Monmouth Website - Welcome to the Monmouth Web Site, Monmouth, Monmo...

The Monmouth Website. Welcome To Monmouth. Monmouth is a Welsh border market town situated at the confluence of the Rivers Wye, Monnow and T

Very tasty cheese platters and friendly service. A must visit when in beautiful Hahndorf.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Exceptionally friendly staff; great facilities; very comfortable stay.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
3 reviews
Perfect for the airport - found staff very welcoming and helpful, and excellent value which includes airport parking if required (Purple Parking meet and greet, which all worked very smoothly too). Will certainly use again.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago