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Tony Hey

Tony Hey

Chief Data Scientist, Science and Technology Facilities Council

Professor Hey is Chief Data Scientist at the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) where he is responsible for developing STFC’s strategy for data-intensive science and high performance computing.

Tony began his career as a theoretical physicist with a D.Phil. in particle physics from Oxford. After post-docs at Caltech and CERN, he joined the Physics Department at the University of Southampton. When his research interests moved towards parallel computing message-passing systems, he transferred to the Electronics and Computer Science Department. Tony was Director of the UK’s e-Science program before joining Microsoft as a Corporate Vice President in 2005. More more about the program here.

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