MTBI Alum Recognized with Prestigious Adams Prize
MTBI alumna Heather Harrington, associate professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, is a co-winner, along with Dr Luitgard Veraart (London School of Economics and Political Science) of the 2019 Adams Prize of the University of Cambridge. The topic is “The Mathematics of Networks.”
The Adams Prize, awarded by the University of Cambridge, is one of the university's oldest and most prestigious prizes. Named after the mathematician John Couch Adams, it was established in commemoration of Adams's work in discovering the planet Neptune (through calculation of discrepancies in Uranus’ orbit).
Dr. Harrington attended MTBI in 2005 and received her PhD from Imperial College in 2010 in Applied Mathematics. According to the Oxford and Turing Institute, her research focuses on the problem of reconciling models and data by extracting information about the structure of models and the shape of data.