Adam Letchford is Professor of Operational Research in the Department of Management Science, and became leader of the DSI Foundations theme in 2019. His main research interest is in discrete optimisation, including theory, algorithms, and applications in OR, statistics, computer science, engineering and the physical sciences. He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society, a member of the EPSRC and UKRI Future Leaders Peer Review Colleges, and a member of the REF2021 Sub-panel on Mathematical Sciences. He has also been an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, and the recipient of an IBM Faculty Award. From 2011-2018, he was director of the NATCOR taught course centre.