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 was acting Head of Department in 1990, to cover a sabbatical visit by Roger Needham.
I'm now Professor Emerita of Distributed Systems and still research-active, although retired people are not allowed to take responsibility for grants, researchers, Cambridge 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.
IEEE and BCS
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.