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.