Oxford Mathematician Jane Ivy Coons has won a L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Award. The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership, founded in 1998, aims to help empower more women scientists to achieve scientific excellence and participate equally in solving the great challenges facing humanity.
Jane's research is in the field of algebraic statistics where she uses tools from algebra and combinatorics to explore the geometry of statistical models. She is currently a Supernumerary Teaching Fellow at St John’s College and an affiliate researcher at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford. She received her PhD in 2021 from North Carolina State University where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.