Dr Maria Bruna, Junior research Fellow in Mathematics from St John’s College in Oxford has won the Women of the Future Award in the category of Science, for her work on stochastic models of interacting particles and its application to industry. Dr Bruna studied for her DPhil in Mathematics at St Anne's College. The winners of the 2016 Awards were announced at an event in London in the presence of WOF founder Pinky Lilani CBE DL, WOF patron Cherie Blair CBE, QC, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE, and the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons.
The judges commented by saying: ‘She has an understanding of the full picture – from a mathematical start right through to commercialisation. She has a very flexible attitude, recognising dilemmas and responding positively. She is understanding and articulating research for economic progress’.
The WOF Awards, now in their 11th year, continue to play an important role, recognising, inspiring and offering practical support to the inspirational young female stars of today and tomorrow. They are open to women aged 35 or under and celebrate talent across categories including business, culture, media, technology and sport. 12 women were selected as category winners by a judging panel chaired by Sir John Peace, Chairman of Burberry Group & Standard Chartered.
We would like to offer our congratulations to Maria on winning this Award.