We are delighted to share that our Founder and Director, Dr Sophie Carr, has been appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Academy for the Mathematical Sciences (NAMS).
On this committee Sophie will be focusing on Practitioner Affairs, including the role NAMS should play alongside existing organisations, Knowledge Exchange, and Education.
Dr Sophie Carr CMath CSCi FRSS FIMA MRaES MORs CStat said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Academy for Mathematical Sciences. It’s such an exciting time for mathematics, statistics and operations research. I am looking forward to being part of this journey as together our community builds an academy that represents and advocates for all whose work is in mathematical sciences – educators, practitioners, and academics”.
She continued: “I am looking forward to bringing my experience from across the sectors I have worked in, along with the insight from the institutional committees I sit on, to further advance the roles that maths and statistics play today, and to explore how the academy can further support existing organisations and initiatives in the UK.”
Sophie is also currently Vice President of the Royal Statistical Society for Education and Statistical Literacy. She serves on the General Council of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and was named the World’s Most Interesting Mathematician, 2019.
Sophie trained initially as an aeronautical engineer, and then completed an MSc in Applied Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics before accepting a role at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (Dstl) where she worked in various roles using her mathematics and engineering knowledge. During this period she gained a PhD in Bayesian Belief Networks, and then founded her own company. Throughout her career she has had first-hand experience of the importance of bringing together different mathematical disciplines to encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas and knowledge exchange to deliver the best possible solution.
Dr Sophie Carr is also a Chartered Mathematician, Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Member of the Operational Research Society.
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