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.

  • 6 June 2017, 5:30pm

    Dr S T Lee Public Policy Lecture: Geoff Mulgan, Nesta

    This lecture will present examples of how the world could be more collectively intelligent about collective intelligence, and how we might avoid a widening gap between the technical achievements of artificial machine intelligence, and the actual intelligence of the systems on which our lives depend.

  • 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.