Chris Thompson is Technical Lead of the IBM Research, UK team at Daresbury Laboratory. He joined IBM Research from Cranfield University where he was Head of the Department of Engineering Computing a post which he has held since August 2005. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
At Cranfield he was also the Head of the Applied Mathematics and Computing Group. The Professor of Applied Computation, he is a director of the MSc and PhD programmes run by the Group. After leaving Oxford University with a BA in Mathematics and an MSc in Numerical Analysis, he joined the Applied Maths Group at AEA Technology, Harwell. He has also worked at the Advanced Computer Research Facility, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago and at Bergen Scientific Centre, IBM. He holds a D Phil from the University of Bergen.