New head for the Department of Computer Science

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We are delighted to welcome Professor Leslie Ann Goldberg, who starts as Head of Department today. Leslie is the head of the Algorithms and Complexity Theory Research Theme and is a Senior Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall. She is the first woman to serve as our Head of Department.

Leslie takes over from Professor Michael Wooldridge, who has been Head of Department for six of the past seven years. Mike will remain with the Department. On his departure, Mike commented `I am proud to have been head of such a vibrant and active department at such an extraordinary time for our discipline. I think Oxford is the most exciting place to be a computer scientist in Europe right now, and I am pleased to be leaving the department in such rude good health. Leslie has a raft of exciting new ideas for advancing the department. The next seven years are shaping up to be every bit as exciting as the past seven.’

Leslie said `Oxford’s Computer Science Department has gone from strength to strength under Mike’s leadership. I’m delighted to work in such a wonderful research and teaching environment, and am excited about the future of the department.’

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