Professor Andy Hopper
PhD, FRS, FREng, FIET, CBE
Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1974 Computer Science
Andy Hopper is Professor of Computer Technology at the University of Cambridge and Head of Department of the Computer Laboratory. His research interests include computer networking, pervasive and sensor-driven computing, and using computers to ensure the sustainability of the planet. In the industrial context he has co-founded over a dozen spin-outs and start-ups, three of which floated on stock markets, as well as working for multinational companies. He is Chairman of RealVNC Group and Ubisense Group plc which between them have received five Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and the MacRobert Award.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society. He was made a CBE for services to the computer industry in 2007. He is a past President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In 2014 the Science Council named him as one of UK’s “100 Leading Practising Scientists”, and the Sunday Times listed him as one of the “100 most influential Britons of the modern age”.