Professor, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Prof. Anne E. Trefethen is Chief Information Officer, a Professor of Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford, and former director of the Oxford e-Research Centre.

Anne has worked for almost 20 years in industry and academia with a focus on e-Science, numerical algorithms and software, computational science and e-Infrastructure. Before joining Oxford Anne was Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme, having been the Deputy Director for four years. The Core Programme focused on the generic issues for collaborative IT enabled research applications and the development of research infrastructure in collaboration with UK industry.

In her industry roles Anne has led the design and development of software products at Thinking Machines Corporation in the USA and NAG Ltd in the UK. 

In academia she has been a researcher and educator as well as administrator.  She was a researcher in parallel computing at the Cornell Theory Centre, one of the NSF four USA national HPC facilities; where she later became the Associate Director for Computational Support and Software and developed on-line educational courses and technology.   Anne joined Oxford University in 2005 to set up an interdisciplinary research centre – the Oxford e-Research Centre – to facilitate interdisciplinary IT-enabled research.