Computer Science Committee

The Computer Science Committee advises Council on all matters relating to the development of links between mathematics and computer science and undertakes further tasks as required or approved by Council.

Terms of Reference

  1. To inform the membership of the LMS on items of general interest involving both mathematics and computer science;
  2. To promote publications and meetings which keep mathematicians and computer scientists informed of developments of mutual interest in research and in education;
  3. To promote in industry, in commerce and in the scientific civil service an appreciation of the inter-relations between mathematics and computing.

The full terms of reference can be downloaded here.

Impact Acceleration Papers

The Committee publishes Impact Acceleration Papers, an occasional series which address an area where mathematics and computing have come together to provide significant new capability that is on the cusp of mainstream industrial uptake.


The Committee oversees the Scheme 7 grants programme. Two rounds of the grant scheme are considered per year; the deadlines are 15 October and 15 April. In addition, the committee provides support for the annual British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS) for a high-profile speaker.


The Committee is responsible for organising the annual LMS/BCS-FACS evening seminar and Computer Science Colloquium.


P Wong (Chair), A. Beckmann, O. Dardha, M. Cryan, J. Davenport (IMA), R. Heirons, C. Kestner (Imperial), B. Martin (BCTCS Organising Committee), M. Ptashnyk, R. Perry (EPSRC observer), S. Zivny.

Dates of meetings

The Committee meets twice annually, once in March/April and once in October/November.

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