Sofia Olhede is a professor of Statistics, an honorary professor of Computer Science and a senior research associate of Mathematics at University College London.
She joined UCL in 2007, before which she was a senior lecturer of statistics (associate professor; 2006-2007) and a lecturer of statistics (assistant professor; 2002-2006) at Imperial College London where she also completed her PhD in 2003 and MSci in 2000. She has held three research fellowships while at UCL: UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Springboard fellowship as well as a five-year Leadership fellowship, and now holds a European Research Council Consolidator fellowship.
Sofia has contributed to the study of stochastic processes; time series, random fields and networks. She has been a member of the ICMS Programme Committee since September 2008, a member of the London Mathematical Society Research Meetings Committee, a member of the London Mathematical Society Research Policy Committee and an associate editor for Transactions in Mathematics and its Applications. She was also a member of the Royal Society and British Academy Data Governance Working Group, and the Royal Society working group on machine learning.