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Informatics Annual Lecture: 30+ years modelling communicating systems

Bush House, Strand Campus, London

Join us for the Informatics Annual Lecture: Inspiring excellence in computer science with guest speaker Professor Dame Muffy Calder.

Established in 2024, the Department of Informatics flagship event provides a platform for distinguished academics in the field of computer science, AI and data science to showcase their groundbreaking contributions that are inspiring the future of technology and innovation. 



15:15 - 15:30 Registration

15:30 - 15:40 Welcome/opening remarks: Professor Luc Moreau, Head of Department of Informatics

15:40 - 18:20 30+ Years of modelling communicating systems - what did I learn? by Professor Dame Muffy Calder

18:20 - 18:35 Q&A

18:35 - 18:40 Closing remarks: Professor Luc Moreau, Head of Department of Informatics

18:40 - 19:30 Drinks reception

30+ Years of modelling communicating systems - what did I learn?

Professor Dame Muffy Calder published her first paper on modelling telecoms protocols in 1989. Since then, the applications and techniques she has developed and used have changed radically over time, as has she. Drawing on successes over the last 30 years, she will reflect on how her research has evolved, what she has learned, and key challenges and issues we might think about in the future.

Professor Dame Muffy Calder

Speaker bio

Muffy Calder is the Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering and a Professor of Formal Methods at the University of Glasgow. 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 has been a Royal Society Leverhulme Research Senior Fellow and held a Royal Society Wolfson Research merit award and a Suffrage Science award in Computing Science and Mathematics. She is the Principal Investigator of the EPSRC Programme Grant: Science of Sensor System Software.

She is a member of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, UKRI-EPSRC Council and REF 2021 Main Panel B, chair of DCMS Science Advisory Council, and chair of the BCS School Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Previously, she was Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland. Before that she was Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering and held various positions including Head of Department, chair of UKCRC (UK Computing Research Committee), Senate Assessor on University of Glasgow Court, member of EPSRC TOP (Technical Opportunities Panel) and co-chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Council. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the British Computer Society. She was awarded an OBE in 2011 and a DBE in 2020.

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Professor Luc Moreau

Head of Department of Informatics

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