Fellow Prof Anne Trefethen elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering



St Cross Fellow Professor Anne Trefethen has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Academy aims to advance and promote excellence in engineering, leads on education and innovation and works to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. Each year it elects 50 of the UK's foremost engineers from both industry and academia to add their expertise to the Fellowship.

Professor Trefethen is Chief Information Officer and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and a distinguished Professor of Scientific Computing. 
Her work and research has focused 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 also one of the pioneers of massively parallel algorithms and a leader in the field known as e-science.

Of her award, 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".

Also honoured this year were three other Oxford researchers, Professors Eleanor Stride and Roger Reed of the Department of Engineering Science, and Ursula Martin, Professor of Computer Science and a former St Cross Fellow.


Ella Bedrock

Friday 17 November 2017