We were delighted to hear that one of our interviewees, Muffy Calder OBE has been made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Professor Calder is Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, and has previously served as the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.
Her research is in computational modelling and automated reasoning about the behaviour of complex, interactive, and sensor-driven systems. She is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, UKRI-EPSRC council, and REF Main Panel B, and chair of the BCS School Curriculum and Assessment Committee.
Previously she was a Royal Society Leverhulme Research Senior Fellow, chair of the EU Future and Emerging Technologies Science Advisory, and Suffrage Science award winner in Computing Science and Mathematics.
Professor Calder said: “The DBE is a great surprise for me – I feel very honoured. I love being a computer scientist and also raising the profile of science and engineering, which change our lives for the better. I am grateful to all the interesting people I work with and to the University of Glasgow, which has supported me and helped me to flourish, both in my research and in many external roles. It might sound corny, but I really feel this – I am very proud to be part of the University of Glasgow.”