Professor Ursula Martin joined the University of Oxford in 2014 on a joint post between the Department of Computer Science, and the Mathematics Institute. She holds an EPSRC Senior Fellowship which drives a strongly inter-disciplinary project, using social science methods to understand the creation of mathematics, and build computer support, developing her earlier computer science and mathematics research, spanning both deep theory and practical application.
Ursula was Vice Principal for Science and Engineering 2005-09 at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) where she led strategic change, including significant restructuring, and major capital projects, contributing to QMUL’s overall recent success, and Russell group membership. From 2009 she directed a novel knowledge transfer initiative at QMUL, focusing on early-career staff.
Ursula has a record of external service to learned societies and government bodies, most recently the UK Defence Science Advisory Council, and related government work. She holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge and a PhD in Mathematics from Warwick. She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in January 2012.