Professor Jean Bacon

at Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

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.

  • 2 March 2017

    What will the internet of the future look like?

    Join us for this one-day workshop. The future internet will no longer just be smart phone apps and the Cloud, largely deployed in the richest 20% of the world for knowledge, fun and profit. It will be the Internet of drones, the Internet of AIs, the Internet of the developing world. It will also be the Internet of truth, lies and mixed realities.

  • 4 June 2015, 6pm

    What can history tell us about current health inequalities?

    This year's Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU) Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Simon Szreter, Professor of History and Public Policy, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.