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Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

Wendy Hall
Professor of Computer Science
University of Southampton, UK

Areas: Multimedia, Web of Science

Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng, is Professor of Computer Science in Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, and is a Director of the Web Science Institute. She was Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) from 2002 to 2007, and was Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering from 2010 to 2014. She is perhaps best known for her pioneering work in the area of Web Science. Through several significant roles of leadership and management, she has been instrumental in shaping the agenda for Engineering policy and education, and her work has earned recognition as Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year’s Honours list, and as a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 2009. Wendy’s research interests cover a broad set of issues within the areas of multimedia and hypermedia.  She has particular involvement in the novel challenges embedded within Digital Libraries and the Semantic web.  Involvement with a platform grant (Sociam) embraces the desire to create social systems on the web – social machines – that are efficient, interrogatable, and capable of solving complex problems at a large scale.