Robert Tong, Technical Consultant
Robert Tong received a PhD from the University of Bristol (UK) in the area of applied mathematics and scientific computing, following a first degree in mathematics. His research project was prompted by the need to improve the modeling and design of coastal structures after a major failure.
He followed this with the post of Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, where his focus was on the role of numerical software and mathematical modeling in the context of the failure of structures due to extreme events.
His interest in numerical software led naturally to his joining NAG to work on the development of their libraries. While there he has worked on data approximation methods, including wavelets and radial basis functions, in addition to applications in finance.