Andy Hopper is Professor of
Computer Technology at the University of Cambridge, Head of
Department of the Computer Laboratory, and elected member of
the University Council. His research interests include
computer networking, pervasive and sensor-driven computing,
and using computers to ensure the sustainability of the
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
currently Chairman of RealVNC Group and Ubisense plc.
Professor Hopper received the BSc
degree from the University
of Wales 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). During 2012-2013 he is President
of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
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