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South African honorary degree for Wendy Hall

Wendy Hall has received an honorary degree from the University of Pretoria, recognizing her pioneering work in hypermedia and web technologies, and her leadership in computer science worldwide.

The honorary degree of PhD was awarded to Professor Hall at the University's autumn degree ceremony in April 2007. The citation stated: 'Her pioneering contribution was to customise links, enabling the system to establish relationships between data and to store links as entities in their own right. Now the new field of Web Science will again revolutionise how we think about knowledge and information, drawing inspiration from nature or biology forevolution and growth and encompassing disciplines such as psychology and social and political science.'

The citation noted that Professor Hall's connection with the University of Pretoria dates from the early 1990s when she presented graduate courses in hypermedia as part of the new MSc(IT) degree. She was presented for her degree by Professor Judith Bishop, an alumnus of the University of Southampton, who also taught in the School of Electronics and Computer Science in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Wendy Hall is interviewed by Stephen Ibaraki distinguished expert and currently President of the Canadian Information Processing Society, for his regular CIPS interview series


Southampton professor named the most influential woman in UK IT

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dean of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Southampton, has been named as the most influential woman in UK IT by a national computing website.


New Web Science Institute to explore how the Web will shape our future

The University of Southampton officially launches its new Web Science Institute on Thursday 12 June to investigate how the World Wide Web is changing the world and the world is changing the Web.


Dame Wendy Hall plays leading role in 21st century Longitude Prize

Professor Dame Wendy Hall is one of the judges for a new £10M prize which has been launched to solve one of the greatest scientific problems facing the world today.


 
         

 

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