Christopher Douglas is a mathematics professor at the University of Oxford. In October 2013, he co-founded the Centre for Quantum Mathematics and Computation at the University of Oxford to facilitate research into such fundamental problems as the flow of information in quantum protocols, the design of natural language processing platforms, the automated analysis of large unstructured data sets, and the classification of quantum field theories.
Douglas has been an associate professor at the Mathematical Institute at Oxford since 2010, and was a tutorial fellow, senior research fellow, and director of studies for mathematics at Keble College, Oxford, until 2012. Prior to joining the Oxford faculty, he was a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Samelson Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.
Douglas studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He was a presidential appointee to the MIT Foreign Scholarship Committee from 2002 to 2005, served on the Stanford Faculty Senate's Rhodes-Marshall-Churchill Committee from 2007 to 2010, and is presently serving as a Rhodes Global Class Leader. He has a PhD and an SB from MIT and an MSc and an honorary MA from Oxford.
Inspired by his experience in alternative education, Douglas designed and initiated the series of Talbot Workshops for graduate students in mathematics. He also co-founded and was a contributing editor of the literary nonfiction quarterly, Topic Magazine, and has served on the editorial board of PLoS ONE since 2009. When not mathing, Douglas is often found skiing, rock climbing, dancing, or practicing yoga.