Professor Muffy Calder to give The Karen Spärck Jones Lecture following The London Hopper Colloquium on 18 October 2018


The Karen Spärck Jones Lecture 2018
Thursday, October 18th

Carron Shankland, Chair of the BCS Women in Computing Research Group, has announced that the 2018 Karen Spärck Jones Lecture will be given by Professor Muffy Calder OBE FRSE FREng from the University of Glasgow.

This is the eighth Karen Spärck Jones Lecture, an evening event honouring women in computing research, which will follow the London Hopper Colloquium at BCS’s London offices.

Prof Calder is the Professor of Formal Methods, Head of the College of Science and Engineering, and Vice Principal of the University. Her research is in modelling and reasoning about the behaviour of complex software and biochemical systems using computer science, mathematics and automated-reasoning techniques. She is one of twelve holders of the Suffrage Science Award in Maths and Computing, presented to celebrate her scientific achievement and her ability to inspire others.

The lecture is open to all.

The London Hopper Colloquium:

University College London and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, will be presenting the 14th London Hopper Colloquium on the same day at BCS’s London offices. This one-day event will feature women speakers talking about their research, to include a spotlight competition open to postgraduate students, and lots of opportunities to network with other new researchers in computing. The colloquium is aimed at early-career researchers and postgrad students.

Both of these events are free but you must book. More information about them will be available on BCS’s website from mid-July, and booking will open in August.