Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips – Head of Biological Computation Group

Microsoft Research

Andrew Phillips is head of the Biological Computation group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, where he is currently developing languages and methods for analyzing and programming biological systems. Andrew received a postgraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, under a scholarship from the Barbados government. He pursued a PhD in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, where he developed methods for specifying and implementing secure mobile applications. He joined Microsoft Research Cambridge in 2005, to conduct research at the intersection of programming language theory and biological modelling. In 2011 he received a Technology Review TR35 award, which recognizes the world’s leading innovators under the age of 35.