Amanda Chessell

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Amanda (Mandy) Chessell
Born United Kingdom Bath, England
Residence United Kingdom
Citizenship British
Nationality English
Fields Computer Science, Software Engineering
Institutions IBM
Known for software inventions, innovation, model-driven software development tools, information management, design patterns
Notable awards Silver Medal Royal Academy of Engineering, BCS Karen Burt Prize, FREng, Female Inventor, Best Woman in Corporate Sector (2006 Blackberry Women and Technology Awards), Innovator of the Year (2012 Cisco Everywoman in Technology), Doctorate of Science (Plymouth University)
Notes
BSc, MSc, FREng, CEng, FBCS, HonFIED, Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology

Amanda (Mandy) Chessell is a computer scientist and a Distinguished Engineer at IBM.[1] She has been awarded the title of IBM Master Inventor. She is also a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology leadership team.

Outside IBM, Chessell is the first woman to be awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Academy of Engineering.[2] In 2002 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering,[3] a very high honour in engineering.

Chessell is a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield.[4]

Career at IBM[edit]

Mandy Chessell joined IBM in 1987.[5] She is based at IBM's Hursley laboratory located near Winchester in Hampshire, UK.[6]

Her early work focused on distributed transaction processing, adding features to products such as CICS, Encina, Component Broker and WebSphere Application Server. She has also work on event management, business process modelling and outside-in design (OID).

Today, Chessell's work is focused on developing model-driven tools to simplify the analysis and design of large systems and then to automate their development. This work covers the development of user interfaces, services, information integration technology in the field of Data Governance and Master Data Management.

Achievements[edit]

In 2000, she was among the first group of MIT Technology Review magazine's TR100.

In 2001, she won the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal for the invention and engineering of Reusable Software Component Architecture.[7]

In 2002, she was elected a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering.[8]

In 2004, Chessell won the British Computer Society nomination for the Women's Engineering Society "Karen Burt" award.[9]

In 2006, Chessell won a Female Inventor of the Year Award for building capacity for innovation.[10]

Also in 2006, Chessell was awarded a prize for the Best Woman in the Corporate Sector at the Blackberry Women in Technology awards.[11]

In 2011, Chessell was made an honorary fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).[12]

In 2012, Chessell received Innovator of the Year at the Cisco everywoman in Technology Awards.[13]

In 2013, Chessell received an Honorary Doctor of Science from Plymouth University.[14]

Chessell frequently lectures on topics related to Computer Science and, in particular, innovation. Such lectures take place at universities such as Queen Mary University of London.[15]

Education[edit]

Chessell studied Computer Science from an early age and has both an O-Level and an A-Level in the subject. She studied at Plymouth Polytechnic up to 1987[16] and obtained a Bachelors Honours Degree in Computing with Informatics.[17]

Subsequently, Chessell joined IBM in 1987 at Hursley Park, Winchester where she studied for a Masters degree in software engineering at the University of Brighton (completed in 1997). Her studies at Brighton were sponsored by IBM.[17]

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