Ben MacArthur


I am a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Mathematics at the University of Southampton. My group contains biologists, mathematicians and physicists working together, using experimental, mathematical and computational methods to better understand human health and disease. We are particularly interested in: using machine learning to improve human health and well-being; the structure and function of biological and social networks; and stem cell dynamics.

I obtained my PhD in applied mathematics (Southampton, 2003) before training in experimental cell biology, first in the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton (2003-2008) and then at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA (2008-2010).

I am a visiting professor at the International Research Centre for Medical Sciences at Kumamoto University, Japan, and a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.