21 May 1958
|Alma mater||University of Stirling (BSc)|
University of St Andrews (PhD)
|Known for||feature interaction problem|
Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland
|Spouse(s)||David James Calder (1998-present)|
|Institutions||University of Glasgow|
University of Stirling
University of St Andrews
University of Edinburgh
|Thesis||The imperative implementation of algebraic data types (1988)|
|Doctoral advisor||Roy Dyckhoff|
Dame Muffy Calder computer scientist, Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering, and Professor of Formal Methods at the University of Glasgow. From 2012-2015 she was Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government.(née Thomas; born 21 May 1958) is a Canadian-born British
Calder was born Muffy Thomas on 21 May 1958 in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada to Carmen and Lois (Hallen) van Thomas. She graduated with a BSc degree in computer science from the University of Stirling, and completed a PhD in computational science at the University of St Andrews in 1987 under the supervision of Roy Dyckhoff. She published widely under the surname Thomas prior to her marriage to David Calder in 1998.
She has worked at the University of Glasgow since 1988, and was Dean of Research in the College of Science and Engineering until 2012. She became Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government on 1 March 2012. Previously Calder has served as Chair of the UK Computing Research Committee and Chair of the British Computer Society Academy of Computing Research Committee. She became Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering in 2015. In 2015 she was appointed to the Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Calder summarises her research interests as "mathematical modelling and automated reasoning for concurrent, communicating systems". Calder published an influential overview on the feature interaction problem, with more than 300 citations at Google Scholar. Her research has extended to applying computer science methods to biochemical networks and cell signalling in bioinformatics, resulting in a number of papers.
Awards and recognition
Calder was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to computer science and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to research and education.
She holds fellowships of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2000), the British Computer Society (2002), the Institution of Electrical Engineers (2002) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (2013).
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- "List of Fellows".
- Muffy Calder at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Thomas, Muffy (1988). The imperative implementation of algebraic data types (PhD thesis). University of St Andrews.
- "Office of the Chief Scientific Advisor". Scottish Government. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Muffy Calder's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
- Muffy Calder at DBLP Bibliography Server
- Muffy Calder author profile page at the ACM Digital Library
- Muffy Calder publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Muffy Calder publications indexed by Microsoft Academic
- Calder, M.; Vyshemirsky, V.; Gilbert, D.; Orton, R. (2006). "Analysis of Signalling Pathways Using Continuous Time Markov Chains" (PDF). Transactions on Computational Systems Biology VI. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 4220. p. 44. doi:10.1007/11880646_3. ISBN 978-3-540-45779-4.
- "New Chief Scientific Adviser". Scottish Government. 14 February 2012.
- "Royal Academy of Engineering New Fellows 2013". Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- "Professor Muffy Calder to lead the College of Science and Engineering" (Press release). University of Glasgow. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- "Johnson announces new council members and re-appointment". EPSRC news (Press release). Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- "Glasgow Computing Staff Page: Muffy Calder". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Calder, M.; Kolberg, M.; Magill, E. H.; Reiff-Marganiec, S. (2003). "Feature interaction: A critical review and considered forecast" (PDF). Computer Networks. 41: 115–141. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.65.9572. doi:10.1016/S1389-1286(02)00352-3.
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- "No. 63135". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 October 2020. p. B8.
- "Royal Academy of Engineering New Fellows 2013". Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- "Scotland's Top 50 Influential Women 2012". The Herald. Retrieved 17 March 2013.