|Dame Wendy Hall|
25 October 1952 |
|Institutions||Multicosm Ltd., University of Southampton|
|Alma mater||University of Southampton|
|Thesis||Automorphisms and coverings of Klein surfaces (1977)|
|Doctoral advisor||David Singerman|
|Known for||Web Science,
President of the ACM, 2008–2010
Wendy Hall was born in west London. She studied for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in mathematics at the University of Southampton. She returned in 1984 to join the newly formed computer science group there, working in multimedia and hypermedia. Her team invented the Microcosm hypermedia system (before the World Wide Web existed), which was commercialised a start-up company, Multicosm Ltd.
Hall was appointed the University's first female professor of engineering in 1994. She then served as Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science from 2002–07.
She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2000 Birthday Honours, and became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) the same year. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) (also serving as President) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). In 2002, she was appointed a Fellow of the City and Guilds (FCGI). Hall also has honorary degrees from Oxford Brookes University, Glamorgan University, Cardiff University, and the University of Pretoria.
On 15 May 2009, Wendy Hall was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS). In 2010 she was named a Fellow of the ACM "for contributions to the semantic web and web science and for service to ACM and the international computing community."
In 2006, Hall is founding director, with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Nigel Shadbolt and Daniel Weitzner, of the Web Science Research Initiative, to promote the discipline of Web Science and foster research collaboration between the University of Southampton and MIT. In 2008 Hall was elected as the President of the Association for Computing Machinery, a professional society for computing.
Personal life 
Dame Wendy Hall is married to Dr Peter Chandler, a plasma physicist.
- Jane Morgan. "Professor Wendy Hall". users.ecs.soton.ac.uk. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
- http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=120398 Wendy Hall in the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/wh/ Wendy Hall homepage
- "Pioneer of cyberspace honoured". BBC News Online. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- Hall, W.; Hill, G.; Davis, H. (1993). "The microcosm link service". Proceedings of the fifth ACM conference on Hypertext - HYPERTEXT '93. pp. 256–259. doi:10.1145/168750.168842. ISBN 0897916247.
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2008.
- Anthea Lipsett (31 December 2008). "Visionary computer scientist becomes a dame". www.guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
- Professor Dame Wendy Hall elected Fellow of the Royal Society, Web Science Research Institute, 2009.
- Shadbolt, N.; Berners-Lee, T.; Hall, W. (2006). "The Semantic Web Revisited". IEEE Intelligent Systems 21 (3): 96–101. doi:10.1109/MIS.2006.62.
- Berners-Lee, T.; Hall, W.; Hendler, J.; Shadbolt, N.; Weitzner, D. (2006). "Computer Science: Enhanced: Creating a Science of the Web". Science 313 (5788): 769–771. doi:10.1126/science.1126902. PMID 16902115.
- ACM Names 41 Fellows from World's Leading Institutions: Many Innovations Made in Areas Critical to Global Competitiveness, ACM, 7 December 2010, retrieved 2011-11-20.
- "Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering". Retrieved 2011-02-11.
- BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour Power list
- Hall, W.; De Roure, D.; Shadbolt, N. (2009). "The evolution of the Web and implications for eResearch". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 367 (1890): 991–1001. doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0252. PMID 19087929.
- Women of Distinction Interview with, Stephen Ibaraki
- Wendy Hall in Google Scholar
- List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server