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Professor Anne Trefethen elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

News publication date: 
Friday, 08 September 2017
Prof Anne Trefethen

Professor Anne Trefethen is one of four University of Oxford researchers elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering this week in a stellar list that includes some of the world’s leading innovators and business people.

Professor Anne Trefethen is Chief Information Officer and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and a distinguished Professor of Scientific Computing. Her work has been largely on numerical algorithms and software development, including libraries and software frameworks to support the development of science and engineering applications on high-performance computer systems.

She was one of the pioneers of massively parallel algorithms and an important leader in the field known as e-science. As CIO of the University of Oxford, she leads a major information technology enterprise that supports leading-edge research as well as critical business systems. 

Professor Trefethen said: "I am delighted to have been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering – it is a great honour to be selected and recognised in this way.  I am very much looking forward to getting involved in the activities of the Academy."

Others honoured include Professors Eleanor Stride and Roger Reed of the Department of Engineering Science, and Ursula Martin, Professor of Computer Science.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “Since 130 engineers were first called together in 1976 to form the Fellowship of Engineering, our Fellows have come together to advance and promote excellence in engineering.  I’m so proud to welcome our new Fellows, who represent the very best of UK engineering. From technology giants to our universities’ finest minds, our new Fellows demonstrate how engineering is tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the world.  I look forward to working with them as we continue to make the UK a leading nation for engineering innovation and businesses.”

For information on the full list, visit the Royal Academy of Engineering website.