Dr Margaret Varga

Research Interests

I received my PhD in statistical pattern recognition from the University of Cambridge, UK.  I joined the Maiden Lab as a visual analytics specialist in February 2018.  I research, develop and apply visual analytics and visualisation approaches to infectious diseases such as campylobacter.

I am the Chairman of the NATO Exploratory Visual Analytics Research Task Group and I am a Director of various engineering companies including Seetru Limited. I am the recipient of the 2019 NATO Scientific Achievement Award.

I have very wide ranging research interests which include visual analytics, visualisation, uncertainty analysis, network analysis, big data analysis, provenance analysis and visualisation, Bayesian reasoning, evidential reasoning, situation awareness and decision support, pattern processing, image processing, as well as financial systemic risk and stability monitoring.  In recent years I have worked extensively in the application of many of the above technologies to cyber security and I have also developed an interest in symbology to support situation awareness, for instance, in the cyber domain.  Another of my interests is in the navigation of knowledge landscapes.  I have published widely on these topics and have well over a hundred publications.

I also have a major interest in medical image processing, I led the team that developed the world’s first automated breast cancer histopathology diagnosis systems - I was granted seven patents for this system.

Contact Details
E: margaret.varga@zoo.ox.ac.uk
  The Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research