The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series presents:
Internet Histories and Futures - Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton
Professor Dame Wendy Hall is one of the world’s leading computer scientists and is Managing Director of the Web Science Trust.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series is an opportunity to welcome to Heriot-Watt University public speakers of the highest calibre from the worlds of industry, business and academia to share their experiences, thoughts and ideas for the future on a variety of globally relevant subjects. This is the first of this exciting lecture series to take place at our Dubai Campus.
The lecture will take place on Thursday 27th October 2016 at our Dubai Campus in Dubai's International Academic City at 6.30pm and will feature a question and answer session with Dame Wendy.
The lecture will provide an opportunity to engage with our guest speaker and to meet with our key academics and industry partners. You will find out more about Heriot-Watt’s global role in thought leadership and impactful learning and research across our international campuses.
Following the lecture there will be reception with an opportunity to view the Global Pioneers Research Exhibition and meet with our key researchers and academics.
The Global Pioneers Exhibition showcases our world-leading, solution-focused research pioneers, our educational best-practice and to demonstrate our thought leadership in key global areas.
6.30pm – Event Registration and Global Pioneers Research Exhibition
7pm – Lecture followed by Q&A session
8pm – Reception and Global Pioneers Research Exhibition
Attendance is free.
About the Speaker - Dame Wendy Hall, Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton
Professor Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is a Professor of Computer Science, and is the Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton.
One of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, she has been at its forefront ever since. The influence of her work has been significant in many areas including digital libraries, the development of the Semantic Web, and the emerging research discipline of Web Science.
In 2009 she became a Dame Commander of the British Empire and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society the same year. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
She is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and is a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, is Chair of the British Council’s Education Advisory Group, and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust.