Jane Hillston#


Jane Hillston
Email:jane.hillston 'at' ed.ac.uk
Membership Number:4747
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:INFORMATICS
Username:jhillston
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jeh


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2018 - present Head of School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  • 2016 - 2018 Deputy Head of School and Director of Research, School of Informatics
  • 2011 - 2014 Director of the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science.
  • 2006 - present Professor of Quantitative Modelling, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  • 2001 - 2006 Reader, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  • 1995 - 2001 Lecturer, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
  • 1994 - 1995 EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 1989 - 1991 Research Associate, Department of Computer Science, The University of Edinburgh
  • 1988 - 1989 Research Officer in Information Systems, Kingston Business School, Kingston-upon-Thames
  • 1987 - 1988 Consultant/Business Analyst, Logica Financial Systems Ltd., London
  • 1985 - 1986 Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Process Algebras and their applications
  • Probabilistic models of dynamic behaviour
  • Probabilistic verification
  • Performance modelling
  • Formal approaches to systems biology
  • Computer simulation

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 - 2017 Coordinator of QUANTICOL: A Quantitative Approach to Management and Design of Collective and Adaptive Behaviours, an EU FET-IST FOCAS project (IST-600780)
  • 2007 Elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2005 BCS/Microsoft Roger Needham Award in 2005. The Roger Needham Award is made annually for a distinguished research contribution in computer science by a UK based researcher who has completed up to 10 years of post-doctoral research.
  • 2005 Elected to Fellowship of the British Computer Society
  • 1995 BCS/CPHC Distinguished Dissertation Award in for PhD thesis, “A Compositional Approach to Performance Modelling”.

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