Queen Mary university computer professor women’s campaigner gets CBE

PUBLISHED: 00:01 31 December 2011 | UPDATED: 13:24 03 January 2012

Professor Ursula Martin was given a CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List

Professor Ursula Martin was given a CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List


A leading woman computer scientist working in London’s East End has been named in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Prof Ursula Martin, who runs computer science at Queen Mary, University of London’s Mile End campus, has been given a CBE “for services to computer science.”

The 53-year-old was previously the first female professor at the prestigeous University of St Andrew’s since its foundation in 1411 before joining Queen Mary in 1992.

She was then seconded to Cambridge University’s computer lab as part-time director to run projects for more women in computing and became a Fellow of Newnham College.

Prof Martin’s career has involved many activities to attract women into computing and mathematics.

She has also chaired the London Mathematical Society’s computer science committee and served on the women in mathematics committee.

Her current research concerns fundamental ideas for a new understanding of control in engineering applications and designing digital control systems.

Prof Martin is also a member of the UK Defence Science Advisory Council and has held academic posts at the Royal Holloway University of London and Manchester and Illinois universities, currently a member of Queen Mary’s theory research group which has a world reputation for fundamental theoretical work in creating robust reliable software.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser