FIEEE, FBCS University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory William Gates Building, JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK work: (+44) 1223 334604 fax: (+44) 1223 334678 email: jmb25 at cl.cam.ac.uk
I was the first woman to be appointed to a Lectureship in the Computer Laboratory in 1985. I'm now Professor Emerita of Distributed Systems and still research-active, although retired people are not allowed to take responsibility for grants, researchers, PhD exams etc. I lectured systems courses such as "Concurrent Systems", "Operating Systems", "Distributed Systems" and "Computer Architecture". Author of "Concurrent Systems" Addison Wesley, 1st edition 1993, 2nd edition 1998, which in 2002/3 evolved into edition 3 for the Open University's "Software systems and their development (M301)" and "Operating Systems: Concurrent and distributed software design" with Tim Harris.
I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the Open University in 2013 - conferred in Ely cathedral on June 1st: Eulogy and Acceptance.
I'm an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College and a Director of Studies in Computer Science..
I'm a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. I was elected to the IEEE Computer Society's Board of Governors for 2002-2004 and 2005-2007. I was founding Editor in Chief of IEEE Distributed Systems Online (DS Online), which was extended from 2008 to become Computing Now, see:
I'm on the steering committees of ACM DEBS (Distributed Event-Based Systems), ACM Middleware and IEEE IC2E (Cloud Engineering).
Xu Zhimo Festival In August 2016 I contributed a
Xu Zhimo Poetry and Art Festival in King's.
I added a watercolour of the willow tree and bridge in King's, near the calligraphy stele of part of Xu Zhimo's famous poem about Cambridge, to the scrolls containing the signatures of the festival attendees.
See scroll 1 and
This connection has led to the creation of a retrospective book of my paintings, a low-resolution, (not-final) proof is here.
An exhibition with the book as catalogue is associated with the 2019 Xu Zhimo Festival.
King's Chapel AngelsI had an exhibition on the
on the south side of the chapel
in King's College Art Centre, Nov 28th - Dec 24th 2015, see
Some cards based on the pictures can be seen here. AngelsCards
Reedbed project I had an exhibition in Blythburgh Church, Suffolk, August 2007, see reedbed paintings. These resulted from a year's photographs taken by Ken Moody, which can be seen from the website. The exhibition, extended with new paintings and photographs, was repeated in King's College Art Centre, February 2008, see Exhibition 2008.
Large acrylic In 2010 I did a six-piece acrylic, with colours inspired by two small watercolours by Paul Klee. This was a challenge for the photographer.
Flower paintings and abstracts
The February 2005, exhibition in King's showed flower paintings, abstracts and some paintings done in St Saturnin, Provence.
Earlier exhibitions had web images of low resolution and poor colour quality, created from scanned-in photographic prints: January 1997, February 1998 and July 2000, in King's College Art Centre.