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University of Southampton Malaysia

Guest lecture Event

14:30 - 17:00
6 September 2013
University of Southampton No.3, Persiaran Canselor 1, Kota Ilmu Educity @ Iskandar, Nusajaya 79200 Johor.

For more information regarding this event, please email Carolyn Leong at .

Event details

Two public lectures will be held, one from Professor Dame Wendy Hall, one of the UK’s most influential women in Engineering/IT, and Professor Sir David Payne, an internationally distinguished research leader in photonics. Please see attached the program & itinerary for your further information.

Book this date in your diary and ensure you don’t miss the opportunity of meeting these two internationally renowned leaders in Engineering.

Please complete the registration form to confirm your attendance at this event.


2.20pm - 2.45pm Guest arrival/registration & refreshments
2.45pm-3.45pm Prof Dame Wendy Hall The Evolution of the Web: The Power of Networks and Q & A
3.45pm - 4.00pm Refreshments
4.00pm - 5.00pm Prof Sir David Payne Lasers, Light and the Global Internet and Q & A

We very much look forward to meeting you on the 6th September for this exciting event.

Speaker details

Professor Sir David Payne
Professor Sir David Payne, Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre

Professor Sir David Payne is an internationally distinguished research leader in photonics. His contribution in optoelectronics have made a major impact in telecommunications. His inventions are often regarded as ahead of its time. Two of them are low loss silica optical fibres and telecommunications optical amplifiers, which form the backbone of internet today.

He is one of the most highly honoured members of photonics community and has been awarded the top American, European and Japanese prices in photonics. He was knighted in the 2013 Queen’s New Year Honours List for services in photonics, the sciences and application of light and electronics.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall
Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dean of Physical and Applied Sciences and Engineering

Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been named as the second most influential woman in UK IT in a poll published in Computer Weekly. She was one of the first scientists to carry out serious research in multimedia and hypermedia and has remained at the forefront of this area ever since.

Wendy has achieved many external and professional awards and has held a number of prestigious leadership roles. She became Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2009 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in the same year.


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