Aber Lecturer in Top 50 Women in IT

Dr Hannah Dee

Dr Hannah Dee

28 June 2016

A Computer Science lecturer at Aberystwyth University has been named by Computer Weekly as the ninth most influential woman in UK computing.

It’s the third year running that Dr Hannah Dee has appeared in Computer Weekly’s Top 50  Most Influential Women in UK IT 2016.

At ninth place, she is one place higher than last year and is still the highest ranked academic in the list, which is now into its fifth year.

Dr Dee shares the list with notable figures such as Maggie Philbin, CEO of Teen Tech; Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle on Tyne Central, and Dido Harding, CEO of Talk Talk.

Dr Dee is recognised for her work in establishing the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, the UK’s main conference for female undergraduates which is now in its ninth year.

Her research areas are computer vision for the analysis of human behaviour, the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows, and student attitudes to the study of computer science.

She held post-doctoral positions in Grenoble in France, Leeds and Kingston upon Thames before joining Aberystwyth University.

“I'm very pleased to find that I've placed in the Computer Weekly top 50 women in IT list for the third year running. I am even more pleased (and surprised) to find that I've risen to number nine,” said Dr Dee.

“It's a real privilege to be in such amazing and inspiring company - there's a real depth of talent in the women in tech scene and Computer Weekly have done a great job of building, promoting and exposing this talent through their annual event’.