Professor Marta Kwiatkowska
Associate Head (Finance)
Marta Kwiatkowska is Professor of Computing Systems and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford, and Associate Head of MPLS. She was previously a Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, Lecturer at the University of Leicester and Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.
Marta holds a BSc/MSc in Computer Science from the Jagiellonian University, an MA from Oxford, and a PhD from the University of Leicester. In 2014 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Marta spearheaded the development of probabilistic and quantitative methods in verification on the international scene and is currently working on safety and robustness for machine learning and AI. She led the development of the PRISM model checker, the leading software tool in the area and widely used for research and teaching and winner of the HVC 2016 Award. Applications of probabilistic model checking have spanned communication and security protocols, nanotechnology designs, power management, game theory, planning and systems biology, with genuine flaws found and corrected in real-world protocols.
Marta gave the Milner Lecture in 2012 in recognition of "excellent and original theoretical work which has a perceived significance for practical computing". She is the first female winner of the 2018 Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture, and won the BCS Lovelace Medal in 2019. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of ACM, member of Academia Europea, Fellow of EATCS, Fellow of the BCS and Fellow of Polish Society of Arts & Sciences Abroad. She serves on editorial boards of several journals, including Information and Computation, Formal Methods in System Design, Logical Methods in Computer Science, Science of Computer Programming and the Royal Society Open Science journal.