January 6, 2009: ACM President Wendy Hall Appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
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Today's Topic: ACM President Wendy Hall Appointed Dame Commander of
the Order of the British Empire
January 6, 2009
ACM President Wendy Hall has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. Announcement of this recognition was made by Buckingham Palace as part of the 2009 New Year Honours list, and it will be bestowed later in the year.
“This honor from The Queen recognizes her service and speaks to Hall's life-long commitment to advancing the field of computer science, as well as supporting her goal of promoting the use of technology to connect people across international boundaries" said John White, ACM’s CEO.
Hall is a Professor at the University of Southampton and was Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science from 2002 to 2007. Recognized as one of the world’s leading computer scientists, her influence on the development of computer science has been fundamental in both her academic and research work, as well as in the large number of prominent roles she has held in the scientific and technology communities.