Professor Andy Hopper is the Royal Society’s Bakerian Medallist 2017
19 July 2016
Professor Hopper has been awarded the Royal Society’s Bakerian Medal and Lecture 2017 for his outstanding research in computer technology, with significant economic impacts, in particular his work in computer networking and sentient computing systems with an aim to providing sustainability. The prize lecture will be delivered in spring 2017.
At Trinity Hall, Professor Hopper studied Computer Science and has gone on to be Professor of Computer Technology at the University and Head of Department of the Computer Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society, and was made a CBE for services to the computer industry in 2007. Professor Hopper’s research interests include computer networking, pervasive and sensor-driven computing, and using computers to ensure the sustainability of the planet. He has also co-founded over a dozen spin-outs and start-ups.
The lectureship was established through a bequest by Henry Baker FRS of £100 for 'an oration or discourse on such part of natural history or experimental philosophy, at such time and in such manner as the President and Council of the Society for the time being shall please to order and appoint'. The lecture series began in 1775.