Consulting actuary David Forfar has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
The RSE is an educational charity in Scotland and its Fellowship includes those from a wide range of backgrounds including science and technology, humanities, social science business and public service.
During 2010-13 and in 2008 Forfar was project supervisor in MSc Operational Research (Finance) at Edinburgh University. He also supervised post-graduate projects in Actuarial Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University between 2004 and 2012.
He is one of 56 individuals who are becoming Fellows of the RSE.
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, president of the RSE, said: "I am delighted to welcome such a wide range of outstanding individuals to the Fellowship.
"Each of our new Fellows is elected on the distinguished merit of their work. In joining the RSE, they strengthen our capacity to support excellence across all areas of academic and public life, both in Scotland and further afield."
The RSE has around 1,600 Fellows from Scotland, the UK and abroad who provide the charity with a "wide range of leadership and expertise".