This gives biographical information about Roy.
Roy Wikramaratna invented the ACORN algorithm in the 1980s, and has worked on this and other mathematical research for some forty years. The history of ACORN and its development are on the history page.
Over a period of 40 years Roy worked as a mathematician and reservoir engineer in industry (including Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Risk Analysis and Environmental sectors) at NERC (Institute of Hydrology Wallingford), UK Atomic Energy Authority (Winfrith), AEA Technology (Winfrith), ECL Technology, and RPS Energy ; in 2016 (together with his wife Anne) he set up REAMC Limited (Reservoir Engineering and Applied Mathematics Consultancy) where he is Director and Principal Advisor.
Born in 1955 to Sri Lankan and Dutch parents, Roy lived in Colombo and then in London before going on to study Mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford. He holds a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford, and a Master of Science from Reading University.
In the 1970s and 1980s Roy was a keen oarsman, rowing successfully at school, college, club and international level. He was Captain of Boats at Emanuel School (1973-74), Wadham College Oxford (1975-76) and Wallingford Rowing Club (1980-82). In 1978 he was a member of the Wallingford Rowing Club coxless four which represented Great Britain at the World Lightweight Rowing Championships in Copenhagen, where they finished fifth. He has twice competed in the Lincoln-Boston Rowing Marathon, winning the single sculls on both occasions (1981 and 1982).
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created 2019-01-31 / updated 2019-03-31