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Women at Oxford - Achievements

The women in our department regularly have achievements to celebrate. They win prestigious awards, complete high quality research, present winning papers at conferences, publish books, and offer support to others and charities. Below is a selection of our news stories featuring women from our website news page.

Online tool to help establish trust in AI

In order to gain the public’s trust in artificial intelligence (AI) online systems, Oxford will be leading a project to develop a tool that allows users to evaluate and critique algorithms. Read the full news here.

Three winners at the Student-Led Teaching Awards

The quality of the department’s teaching and support staff was recognised at the Student-Led Teaching Awards on 10 May 2018. Read the full news here.

Oxford team makes semi-finals at Cyber 9/12 policy competition

A team of four cyber security DPhil students made the semi-finals at Cyber 9/12, an Atlantic Council policy competition held in London in February 2018. Erin Chapman, Mariam Nouh, Jantje Siloman, and Andrew Dwyer, all from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, also won the award for the best policy brief which outlined cyber security policy recommendations. Read the full news here.

Professor Marina Jirotka joins UKCRC

The department's Professor Marina Jirotka has been elected to the UK Computing Research Community (UKCRC), a highly selective grouping of the UK's leading computing academics. Read the full news here.

Alumna Anne-Marie Imafidon wins role model award

Department alumna Anne-Marie Imafidon won the Role Model of the Year prize at’s inaugural Technology Playmaker Awards on 8 March 2018. Read the full news here.

International 3Rs prize goes to human-based computer models which could replace animal testing

The National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) – an organisation dedicated to replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research and testing – has awarded its top prize for a research paper by a team from the Department of Computer of Science. Read the full news here.

Work by Professors Ursula Martin and Blanca Rodriguez rewarded with Impact Awards

Two of the department’s professors – Ursula Martin and Blanca Rodriguez – have been chosen to receive Impact Awards by the Mathematical, Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division at the University of Oxford. Read the full news here.

A digital environment fit for childhood

Professor Marina Jirotka was one of the contributors to a major report by academics that is calling for a digital environment that is 'fit for childhood'. Read the full news here.

DPhil Mariam Nouh recognised in Grace Hopper ACM competition

Mariam Nouh has won third place in the ACM Student Research Competition (Graduate Category) at the Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando. Read the full news here.

Professor Ursula Martin named as one of 50 new fellows of the Royal Society of Engineering

Professor Ursula Martin has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, in a stellar list that includes some of the world's leading innovators and business people. Ursula is one of three female Oxford academics to be made a fellow this year. Read the full news here.

Professor Marta Kwiatkowska announced as Milner Award Medallist

Professor Marta Kwiatkowska has been awarded the Royal Society Milner Award for her contribution to the theoretical and practical development of stochastic and quantitative model checking. Read the full news here.

Oana Tifrea-Marciuska awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize

Oxford student Oana Tifrea-Marciuska has been awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize 2017. During her DPhil project, Oana has explored several different approaches to personalized search on the Social Semantic Web, in the form of preference-based ontological query answering. Read the full news here.