Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng, is Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK, and an executive director of the Web Science Institute at Southampton. Her influence as one of the first to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia has been significant in many areas, including digital libraries, the development of the Semantic Web and the emerging discipline of Web Science. She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2009 and is a fellow of the Royal Society. She has been president of the Association for Computing Machinery, senior vice president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology. She was a founding member of the European Research Council and chair of the European Commission’s Information Society Technologies Advisory Group; a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance; and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy. Dame Wendy was co-chair of the UK government’s review of artificial intelligence (AI), Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK (2017), and became the UK government’s first “Skills Champion for AI in the UK” in 2018.

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