Computer Laboratory

Obituaries

Karen Spärck Jones

A Tribute to Karen Spärck Jones

The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Wolfson College, Cambridge organised a meeting as a tribute to Professor Karen Spärck Jones, who died on 4 April 2007.

The event was held on Wednesday 4 July 2007, and included lunch in Wolfson College, followed by an afternoon of short talks covering the work and achievements of Professor Karen Spärck Jones, held at the Computer Laboratory.

Programme

12:30 Lunch in Wolfson College
14:00 Bus leaves to Computer Laboratory (talks in LT1)
14:30 Professor Andy Hopper, Head of the Computer Laboratory
14:45 Professor Martin Kay, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
15:15 Professor Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
15:40 Rachel Hand, Curatorial Assistant for Anthropology, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
15:55 Break (tea and coffee served)
16:20 Professor Wendy Hall, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
16:35 Professor Stephen Pulman, Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford
17:05 Professor Yorick Wilks, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield
17:35 Dr David Hartley, formerly Director of the Cambridge University Computing Service
18:05 Drinks reception

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