Pioneering Academic Computer Scientist.
“ I am the first female winner of the Royal Society Milner medal and was the first female professor computer Science at both Birmingham and Oxford University”
'I was good at maths at school, but I didn't see myself as a mathematician. I was attending a maths club and our teacher told us about the binary system representation. Computers work with binary system representation and I really liked the ideas. Now the teacher told us that these systems are used in a subject that she referred to as Computer Science, but it was the first time I've heard of it. I went to a library and looked at the subject in an encyclopedia. That's where I discovered programming languages. There was a programming language called Argo. And I decided that I really want to study program'
'It turns out that we humans are prone to over trusting robots and inappropriate trust can be even catastrophic to the humans that rely on robots. For example, if you are in an autonomous car, you have to be very careful that you do not put too much trust in the car'.
Teaching Points: Why did Marta become involved in Computer Science? How did her education influence her future career choices?