Dr Gordon Woo is a catastrophist at Risk Management Solutions (RMS), specialising in mathematical modelling of extreme risks, with a particular focus on catastrophe insurance. Apart from his scientific papers, he is the author of two books, published by Imperial College Press: The Mathematics of Natural Catastrophes, and Calculating Catastrophe.
A top mathematics graduate of University of Cambridge, he completed his PhD in theoretical physics at MIT as a Kennedy Scholar, and was a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is an adjunct professor at the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and has just been appointed a visiting professor at UCL.
Gordon has been an advisor to the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies since its inception.