Professor Anthony John Grenville Hey CBE

Professor Anthony John Grenville Hey CBE

Professor Hey studied at the University of Oxford and obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1970. He co-wrote the first specification for the parallel computing programming standard, 'Message Passing Interface', or MPI as it is known.

From 2001 until 2005 he led the UK government’s e-Science Programme. In 2005 he became Vice President of Technical Computing for Microsoft. His current role is Vice President of Research Connections, a division of Microsoft Research. He was awarded a CBE in 2005.