Digital Dame Named Emeritus Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University | Electronics and IT
Posted: June 4, 2021
Professor Dame Wendy Hall will foster cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) research and international collaboration as a new visiting professor emeritus at Tsinghua University in China.
One of the greatest computer scientists in the world, Lady Wendy is Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and plays a leading role in science and engineering policy and education development in the UK and abroad. She is the UK’s premier AI Skills Champion and Executive Director of Institute of Web Sciences.
The international nomination will promote the development of web and data science, AI and related research directions at Beijing’s leading research university. Dame Wendy will conduct research on AI and jointly publish papers in high-profile international conferences and journals in collaboration with researchers in China.
Its visiting chair is based at the Historical Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University. US News and World Report ranks the institution fourth in the world in its World’s Best Universities for Computer Science.
Dame Wendy says, “I am delighted to take on this position with such a renowned international research partner and look forward to collaborating on groundbreaking new research in our discipline. We are entering a pivotal period in the evolution of AI, the web, and data science. , and academic leadership must continue to stimulate the development of technologies that best serve people and society. “
Dame Wendy was Co-Chair of the UK Government’s AI Review, published in October 2017. In 2020, she was appointed Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute.
Along with Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Dame Wendy co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership. in Web Sciences.
She became a Lady Commander of the British Empire in the UK New Year’s Honors List in 2009 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.
She was previously President of ACM, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, founding member of the European Research Council and President of the European Commission. ISTAG 2010-2012, was a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and, until June 2018, was a member of the Global Futures Council of the World Economic Forum on the Digital Economy.