Anne is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (People and GLAM), Professor of Scientific Computing and Fellow of St Cross College.
She spent almost 20 years in industry and academia, with a focus on numerical algorithms and software, computational science and high-performance computing. She was a research scientist at both the Theory Centre and Thinking Machines Corporation; Associate Director for Scientific Computational Support at the Cornell Theory Center; VP for research and development at NAG Ltd, developing a range of scientific, statistical and high performance libraries; and Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme.
She moved to Oxford in 2005 and served as director of the Oxford e-Research Centre until March 2012, when she was appointed the University’s first Chief Information Officer.
Her 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.