Professor of Distributed Systems, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Professor Jean Bacon is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the IEEE, the latter of which she was elected to Board of Governors for between 2002-2004 and 2005-2007. In addition, she was founding Editor in Chief of IEEE Distributed Systems Online, DS Online, and is the Director of Studies in Computer Science at Jesus College, Cambridge.
She leads the Opera Research Group, where her research interests are in the broad area of distributed systems. The focus of the group’s research on is the design and deployment of open, large-scale, widely distributed systems. She is currently also working on the PAL Personal and Social Communication Services for Health and Lifestyle Monitoring Project with Essex University, BT and Ericsson. The main focus of the project is to look at how future healthcare services impact current and future communication infrastructures, in particular with regards to assisted living.