Director of Technology Research, Centre for Risk Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Simon Ruffle is the Director of Technology Research at the Centre for Risk Studies. He focuses on methods for the computation of risk including cloud-based open source technologies, supply chain network modelling and visual representation of extreme global risk.
His experience includes development of systems for geospatial risk pricing for primary insurance, catastrophe modelling for reinsurance, and analysis tools for placing catastrophe bonds in the capital markets.
He is technical lead for the GEM Consequences Database, which records the physical, economic and social impacts of some 50 recent natural catastrophes. GEM is a global collaborative effort that brings together science, organisations and individuals aimed at the establishment of uniform and open standards for calculating and communicating risk worldwide.
Simon is a graduate of St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge.