Jennifer Scott is Group Leader of the Numerical Analysis Group of the Computational Science and Engineering Department.
After completing her D Phil thesis "A unified analysis of discretisation methods" at Oxford in 1984, Jennifer was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at St. John's College, Oxford. After eighteen months, she left Oxford to take up a position in the Theoretical Physics Department of the National Radiological Protection Board in south Oxfordshire.
In 1987, Jennifer joined the Numerical Analysis Group at the Harwell Laboratory. The Group moved to the Atlas Centre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in 1990. She took over as Group Leader in January 2007.
Jennifer is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, a member of the Women in Mathematics Committee of the London Mathematical Society, the UK representative of European Women in Mathematics, and a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Women in Science, Engineering and Construction. She is the editor of the IMANA Newletter.
Much of Jennifer's research work is aimed towards developing algorithms and software for the mathematical software library HSL.