Professor of Computer Technology, Head of Department: The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Andy Hopper is Professor of Computer Technology at the University of Cambridge, Head of Deaprtment of the Computer Laboratory, and elected member of the University Council. His research interests include computer networking, pervasive and sentient computing, and using computers to ensure the sustainability of the planet.
Andy Hopper has pursued academic and industrial careers simultaneously. In the academic career he has worked in the Computer Laboratory and the Department of Engineering at Cambridge. In the industrial context he has worked in senior roles for multinational companies and also co-founded a dozen spin-outs and start-ups, two of which floated on stock markets. He is currently Chairman of RealVNC and Ubisense.
Professor Hopper received the BSc degree from the University of Wales Swansea (1974) and the PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (1978). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (1996) and of the Royal Society (2006). He was made a CBE for services to the computer industry (2007).