He assists the development of global standards for the automation of financial derivatives via collaboration with institutions in the financial services sector, and more generally assists the adoption of smart contracts by engaging with the legal profession and contributing to emerging standards. During his career he has also made seminal contributions in other areas such as architectures for parallel functional programming; strictness analysis and abstract machines; financial applications of evolutionary computing; extending evolutionary computing technology with concepts drawn from functional programming; maintaining phenotypic diversity and risk-switching detection in multi-objective systems; and inter-disciplinary work in agent-based simulation. [Learn more]
He also responds to many invitations from external organisations to deliver research, private briefings, focused analysis, and industry events aimed at policymakers and stakeholders. [Learn more]
He has secured roughly £13m external funding for research, teaching and knowledge transfer, and has founded and led a series of highly successful initiatives at UCL and elsewhere:
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In 2009 Clack was awarded the higher doctorate Doctor of Science (ScD) by the University of Cambridge for “distinction in the advancement of science, and ... a proven record of internationally recognised scholarship, including substantial and sustained contributions to scientific knowledge”.