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Director of Horizon, Deputy Director of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, Chief Operating Officer of the Responsible AI UK programme

Professor Derek McAuley

Derek McAuley is Professor of Digital Economy in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. He is Director of Horizon (https://www.horizon.ac.uk)) an interdisciplinary research institute funded by UKRI. He is also Deputy Director of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub (https://www.tas.ac.uk)  and Chief Operating Officer of the Responsible AI UK programme (https://www/rai/ac/uk).

 

After a PhD and lectureship in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge he moved to a chair in Department of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow. He returned to Cambridge in July 1997, to help found the Cambridge Microsoft Research facility, moving on to found the Intel lablet in Cambridge in July 2002.

 Before joining Nottingham in 2009 he was also engaged in two startups, XenSource (now Citrix) and Netronome. His technology work has led into policy matters and he served on the Furman panel looking at digital competition that resulted in the UK HM Treasury report Unlocking Digital Competition 

 

His research expertise is in ubiquitous computing, computer architecture, networking, distributed systems and operating systems, while his interdisciplinary interests include issues of ethics, identity, privacy, information policy, regulation, economics and competition within a digital society.

 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and British Computer Society and member of the UKCRC, a computing research expert panel of the IET and BCS.