The Lord Kelvin Medal is presented each year to an exceptional individual who has demonstrated lifelong dedication and made an outstanding contribution to physical, engineering & informatic sciences. Professor David Manlove (University of Glasgow) has received the medal for his outstanding contribution to computing science, whose pioneering work in matching algorithms and software has enabled a significant increase in living kidney transplants, thereby improving public health.


Whilst being very honoured and proud to have been selected for this, to me, it is recognition not just of my work, but of all the people who have worked with me on algorithms for kidney exchange. This includes colleagues at the University of Glasgow who have worked with me since 2007, as well as the excellent team at NHS Blood and Transplant who are directly involved with the UK Living Kidney Sharing Scheme.

About: Professor David Manlove is a Professor of Algorithms and Complexity at the School of Computing Science in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow. His research interests lie in the field of Algorithms and Complexity. He is interested in the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, and proving results about the extent to which a problem can be solved optimally or approximately using an efficient algorithm.

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