Andy Hopper is Professor of
Computer Technology at the University of Cambridge and Head
of Department of the Computer Laboratory. His research
interests include computer networking, pervasive and
sensor-driven computing, and using computers to ensure the
sustainability of the planet.
Andy Hopper has pursued academic
and industrial careers simultaneously. In the academic career
he has worked at the Computer Laboratory and the Department of
Engineering at Cambridge.
the industrial context he has co-founded over a dozen
spin-outs and start-ups, three of which floated on stock
markets, as well as working for multinational companies. He is
Chairman of RealVNC Group and Ubisense plc which between them
have received five Queen's Awards for Enterprise.
Professor Hopper received the BSc
degree from the University
College of Swansea
(1974) and the PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (1978). He
is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (1996) and of
the Royal Society (2006). He was made a CBE for services to
the computer industry (2007). He is a past President of the
Instituiton of Engineering and Technology (IET). In 2014 the
Science Council named him as one of UK's "100 Leading
Practising Scientists", and the Sunday Times listed him as one of the "100
most influential Britons of the modern age".