As Chief Technical Officer, Mike is responsible for setting technical strategies and implementing technical work programmes for the NAG Group of Companies. Mike joined NAG in 1994, originally to manage the development of the Axiom computer algebra system, and has since worked in a variety of areas within the company. A common thread running through all these activities is a desire to make mathematical computations accessible via the internet, and to automate and simplify the process of using mathematical software as much as possible. Mike is the Vice-President of the OpenMath Society
, and is also a member of the Industrial Liaison Committee of the Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra
. He holds a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Computational Science from the University of St. Andrews, and a PhD from the University of Bath for his thesis “Interfacing Algebraic and Numeric Computation”.