Hywel Williams


Hywel is a computational scientist focused on challenges around sustainability and environmental change. Hywel leads an active research group of postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, with diverse interests in environmental data science at the University of Exeter’s Institute for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence and the Global Systems Institute. His work has applied a range of methods including modelling, network analysis, natural language processing and machine learning. Currently, Hywel primarily focuses on the application of artificial intelligence techniques to environmental problems.

He is Co-Director of the Joint Centre of Excellence in Environmental Intelligence, a collaborative research centre operated by University of Exeter and the UK Met Office. He is also Director of the UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence and leads the Environmental Intelligence Research Network at Exeter.