Fergus Cooper

I am a research software engineer and co-founder of the Oxford RSE group. My background is mathematics, completing my MMAth at the University of Warwick in 2013, before doing my DPhil in systems biology in the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Oxford.

My DPhil research focussed on the development of computational tools which I applied to the understanding of processes in developmental biology. Through the development of computational modelling tools I have become interested in, and an advocate for, software best practices within academia.

As well as my role as a research software engineer, I am a maintainer and developer on several open source software projects, and have a particular interest in the C++ programming language.