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Professor Wendy Hall opens academic year at UAB (Barcelona)

Published: 4 October 2007

Professor Wendy Hall of ECS opened the academic year at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Her lecture marked the inauguration of the UAB Year of Computing.

Professor Hall's inaugural lecture was entitled 'Towards a Science of the Web'. Professor Hall is one of the founder directors of the Web Science Research Initiative, a long-term research collaboration between the University of Southampton and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The other directors are Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Nigel Shadbolt, and Daniel J. Weitzner.

Professor Hall was Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science from 2002 to 2007. She is currently Senior Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology and a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council.She has published over 350 papers on subjects including hypermedia, multimedia, digital libraries and web technologies.

Her lecture is available to view online.

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