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Professor Dame Wendy Hall 

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Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Engagement), and is the Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s AI Review, which was published in October 2017, and has recently been announced by the UK government as the first Skills Champion for AI in the UK.

With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science.

She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year's Honours list, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

She has previously been President of the ACM, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, was a founding member of the European Research Council and Chair of the European Commission’s ISTAG 2010-2012, was a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, and until June 2018, was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy.



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Book Chapters

  • Luczak-Roesch, M., Tinati, R., Aljaloud, S., Hall, W., & Shadbolt, N. (2016). A universal socio-technical computing machine. In International Conference on Web Engineering (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9671). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-38791-8_48
  • O'Hara, K., & Hall, W. (2013). Web science. In W. Dutton (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (pp. 48-68). (Oxford handbooks in Business and Management). Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
  • O'Hara, K., Berners-Lee, T., Hall, W., & Shadbolt, N. (2010). Use of the Semantic Web in e-Research. In W. H. Dutton, & P. W. Jeffrys (Eds.), World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities Cambridge, US: MIT Press.
  • O'Hara, K., & Hall, W. (2010). Web Science and Reflective Practice. In Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Frederic Darbellay & Francis Waldvogel (eds.), Common Knowledge: The Challenge of Transdisciplinarity (pp. 205-218). EPFL Press.
  • O'Hara, K., & Hall, W. (2009). Semantic Web. In Marcia J. Bates; Mary Niles Maack; Miriam Drake (eds), Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Second Edition Taylor & Francis.
  • Hall, W., & O'Hara, K. (2009). Semantic Web. In Robert A. Meyers (ed.), Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science Springer.
  • Shadbolt, N., Ciravegna, F., Domingue, J., Hall, W., Motta, E., O'Hara, K., ... Wilks, Y. (2004). Advanced Knowledge Technologies at the Midterm: Tools and Methods for the Semantic Web. In N. Shadbolt, & K. O'Hara (Eds.), AKT Selected Papers 2004 (pp. 1-60). School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.
  • Hitchcock, S. M., Carr, L. A., & Hall, W. (1996). A Survey of STM Online Journals 1990-95: the Calm before the Storm: sixth. In D. Mogge (Ed.), Directory of Electronic Journals, Newsletters and Academic Discussion Lists, sixth edition (pp. 7-32). Association of Research Libraries.
  • Bailey, J. D., Reed, P. A. S., & Hall, W. (1994). Interactive computer based learning for engineers. In Proceedings of the IEE Colloquium on Computer-Based Learning in Engineering (pp. 6/1-6/3). Piscataway, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Davis, H., Hall, W., & Heath, I. (1994). Media integration issues in open hypermedia systems. In R. I. Damper, W. Hall, & J. W. Richards (Eds.), Multimedia Technologies and Future Applications (pp. 225-236). Pentech Press.
  • Rahz, S., Hall, W., & Allen, T. (1992). The development of dynamic archaeological publications. In S. Rahtz, & P. Reilly (Eds.), Archaeology and the Information Age (One World Archaeology). Abingdon, GB: Routledge.



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Professor Dame Wendy Hall
Web Science Institute
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Hampshire, SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

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