# Spotlight on Women Mathematicians at Oxford

## Women in the Mathematical Institute since 1964

### Current Women Mathematicians at Oxford

#### Academic Faculty

**Dr Ruth Baker**Research interests: Developing and using mathematical and computational techniques for the study of biological systems. In particular, applications to developmental biology, cell migration, domain growth and pattern formation.**Professor Helen Byrne**Research interests: The development and analysis of mathematical models of biomedical systems, with particular emphasis on solid tumour growth, regenerative medicine and stem cell biology.**Dr Coralia Cartis**Research interests: Algorithm design, analysis and implementation for linear and nonlinear optimization, convex and nonconvex problems, large-scale.**Professor Cornelia Drutu**Research interests: Group theory, ergodic theory, applications to number theory.**Dr Janet Dyson**Research interests: Analysis and differential equations, including cell population problems, cell adhesion, tumour invasion, non-linear evolution operators and functional differential equations.**Dr Karin Erdmann**Research interests: Representation theory, homological algebra: Hochschild cohomology, support varieties and rank varieties for self-injective algebras, Auslander-Reiten theory and modular Lie powers.**Professor Alison Etheridge**Research interests: Probability and its interface with analysis, including infinite dimensional stochastic processes and their applications, and mathematical problems arising in population genetics and ecology.**Dr Kathryn Gillow**Research interests: Numerical methods for problems arising in biology and electrochemistry, in particular adaptive finite element methods, high order methods and methods for inverse problems.**Professor Anne Henke**Research interests: Representation theory.**Professor Frances Kirwan**Research interests: Algebraic and symplectic geometry, in particular geometric invariant theory and the study of moduli spaces.**Dr Irene Moroz**Research interests: Wavelets, voice morphing in music, marine plankton ecologies, dynamical systems and bifurcation theory, numerical weather prediction and climate modelling, baroclinic flows and modelling of planetary atmospheres and dynamo theory.**Dr Jackie Stedall**Research interests: English mathematics of the 16th to 18th centuries and development of algebra.**Professor Ulrike Tillmann**Research interests: Algebraic topology and its applications: moduli spaces of manifolds; mapping class groups; cohomology of groups; topological field theories; and operads.**Dr Qian Wang**Research interests: Partial differential equations and harmonicanalysis with a focus on the study of nonlinear hyperbolic equations.**Dr Sarah Waters**Research interests: Physiological fluid mechanics, tissue engineering, biomechanics and mathematical modelling in medicine and biology.**Dr Xenia de la Ossa**Research interests: Mathematical physics, geometry and theoretical physics, specifically in the mathematical structures arising in string theory.

#### Emeritus

#### Research Fellows

**Dr Jennifer Balakrishnan**Research interests: Number theory, arithmetic geometry, and computation.**Dr Laura Caravenna**Research interests: Mathematical analysis.**Dr Montserrat Casals-Ruiz**Research interests: Combinatorial and geometric group theory and its interplay with model theory.**Dr Heather Harrington**Research interests: Applied mathematics, computational and systems biology, inverse problems, computational/numerical algebraic geometry and algebraic statistics applied to dynamical systems, information processing in biological systems.**Dr Lotte Hollands**Research interests: String theory and mathematical physics.**Dr Aditi Kar**Research interests: Geometric group theory, high-dimensional topology and combinatorial group theory.**Dr Hyejin Youn**Research interests: Complex networks, statistical physics.

#### Postdoctoral Research Assistants

**Dr Susama Agarwala**Research interests: Mathematical Physics.**Dr Virginia Agostiniani**Research interests: Mathematics of solid and liquid crystals.**Dr Agnese Bissi**Research interests: Mathematical Physics.**Dr Almut Eisentraeger**Research interests: Numerical methods for the analysis of biomedical and engineering problems.**Dr Laura Kimpton**Research interests: Modelling cell motility.**Dr Magdalena Larfors**Research interests: Mathematical and phenomenological aspects of string compactifications.**Dr Joana Oliveira dos Santos**Research interests: Symplectic geometry, Aubry-Mather theory and weak KAM theory.**Dr Jennifer Pestana**Research interests: Numerical linear algebra, in particular, preconditioners and iterative methods for linear systems with saddle point or nonsymmetric coefficient matrices.

#### Affiliated Researchers

**Dr Maria Bruna**Research interests: Stochastic modelling of interacting particle systems.**Dr Vicky Henderson**Research interests: optimal stopping and optimal control problems, with applications to real options, executive stock options, and recently, behavioural finance.