Hannah Dee

TEDxAberystwyth 2021 speaker

Dr Hannah Dee is a senior lecturer in computer science at Aberystwyth University. She has a BSc in Cognitive Science (1996), an MA in Philosophy (1998) and a PhD in Computing (2005) all from the University of Leeds.

She founded the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, a one-day conference for women students of computing, and she is a founder member of Scientists are Humans, an online magazine with the lofty aim of trying to make STEM more kind.

Her research areas are applied computer vision; the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows; and student attitudes to the study of computer science. She has held postdoctoral positions in Grenoble (France), Leeds, and Kingston upon Thames. She is also a women in computing activist: she founded the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, a national conference for women undergraduates in computer science, and is still deputy chair. She has been on the committee of BCSWomen since 2007.

Hannah appeared in the Computer Weekly women in IT top 50 four years running, and was inducted into their “Hall of Fame” in 2018. She was a holder of a Suffrage Science award 2018-2020.  She was awarded the BCS John Ivinson award for voluntary service across BCS Mid Wales and BCSWomen, 2016.

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