The University of Southampton

Digital Dame appointed Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute

Published: 20 May 2020
Professor Dame Wendy Hall is Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton

Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been appointed as Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute.

The Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton will commence a three-year term on Monday 1 June, succeeding Sir Alan Wilson.

The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research body with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society.

Dame Wendy says: "I am very excited to be offered this opportunity. I have been very impressed with what the Institute has achieved since its inception and the commitment of the Nuffield Foundation to its development.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for me to work with Carly Kind, Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute and her team to help ensure the Institute continues to make a significant impact in the world of AI and data ethics by taking an evidence-led approach to the development of policy and practice in this area, which is something I am passionate about."

One of the world's foremost computer scientists, Dame Wendy plays a leading role in shaping science and engineering policy and education in the UK and internationally. She is the UK’s first AI Skills Champion and Executive Director of the Web Science Institute.

She has also recently been appointed to the board of Digital Jersey and will take up the position of non-executive director from Wednesday 1 July.

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