I’m a Professor of Computational and Experimental Mathematics in the School of Engineering Mathematics and Technology at the University of Bristol, UK. I’m active in research in nonlinear dynamics and control mixed with scientific machine learning, and a bit of robotics. I’m always interested in new collaborations, so take a look at my research pages and get in touch.

I’m also husband to Johanna and father of Phoebe, Niamh, Esther, Titus, and Charlotte, and spend a lot of time involved in my local church Emmanuel Bishopston.

I’ve been heavily involved with open source development in the past — you can find me on GitHub as @dawbarton. Since 2016, I’ve been an active Julia user (and occasional contributor); you can usually find me on Discourse or Slack as @dawbarton.

Professional contact details

For professional activities (i.e., mathematics/science/university enquiries), please email david.barton@bristol.ac.uk. The postal address is

    Department of Engineering Mathematics
    Ada Lovelace Building
    University of Bristol
    University Walk
    Bristol BS8 1TW
    United Kingdom

My office is room 3.7 in the Ada Lovelace Building.

My main official responsibility is Faculty Admissions and Recruitment Officer (FARO) for Engineering. I’m overall responsible for student admissions into the Faculty of Engineering (both undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes).

Personal contact details

For everything else (including open source software) email barton@cityinthesky.co.uk.