Anne Trefethen is Professor of Scientific Computing and co-directed the new Institute for the Future of Computing with Professor Bill Roscoe, which is part of the James Martin 21st Century School.
Before joining Oxford, Anne was Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme, having been the Deputy Director for four years. The Core Programme focussed on the generic issues for e-Science applications and Grid infrastructure through the development of appropriate middleware and infrastructure in collaboration with UK industry.
Anne has worked for almost 20 years in industry and academia with a focus on numerical algorithms and software, computational science and high-performance computing. She was VP for research and development at NAG Ltd, developing a range of scientific, statistical and high performance libraries, Associate Director for Scientific Computational Support at the Cornell Theory Center and previously a research scientist at both the Theory Centre and Thinking Machines Corporation.
She works to enable and facilitate interdisciplinary research. Her own research interests include creating accessibility to complex computing systems through high-level languages and multi-touch technology, and extreme computing with a focus on energy-aware algorithms.