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Dr Anita Faul

Teaching Associate

Fellow, Director of Studies in Mathematics and Graduate Tutor at Selwyn College



Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337273


Anita Faul came to Cambridge after studying two years in Germany. She did Part II and Part III Mathematics at Churchill College, Cambridge. Since these are only two years, and three years are necessary for a first degree, she does not hold one. However, this was followed by a PhD on the Faul-Powell Algorithm for Radial Basis Function Interpolation under the supervision of Professor Mike Powell. She then worked on the Relevance Vector Machine with Mike Tipping at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Ten years in industry followed where she worked on various algorithms on mobile phone networks, image processing and data visualization. Current projects are on machine learning techniques. In teaching she enjoys to bring out the underlying, connecting principles of algorithms which is the emphasis of her book on Numerical Analysis. She is working on a book on machine learning. She has another life, and it definitely feels like another life, as mother of three.

A funded PhD postition is currently available for students wishing to work with Anita, for details please visit: