Jean Bacon

Jean Bacon

     	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

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.

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.

Research projects

Research projects in Cambridge and publications pre- and post- retirement are outlined in Research.
Graduate students lists PhD students I have supervised while in Cambridge.

Art projects

Other interests include wildlife (especially botany), walking and painting.
Art projects and exhibitions are descibed in Art.