Ursula Martin

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Oxford

Ursula Martin CBE is a professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of Oxford. After degrees in mathematics at the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick, she has held positions at the Universities of Illinois, Manchester, St Andrews, and London, before moving to Oxford in 2014. Alongside her academic research at the interface of mathematics and computer science, she has held several senior academic leadership roles, and served on government committees concerned with technology. She is involved in numerous initiatives for women in science. In 2012 she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to computer science. Her recent work on the Ada Lovelace archives combines her passion for mathematics and computing, and her increasing interest in the social context of technical advance. She first encountered the Computer History Museum in its early Moffett Field days and covets the Kitchen Computer.


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