Honorary Graduates and Fellows
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Vicki HansonVicki Hanson
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of computing at Newcastle we were given the opportunity to nominate for an honorary degree a distinguished computer scientist, with strong links to Newcastle. We're delighted to say that as a result, Professor Vicki Hanson was awarded an Honorary Degree on the 12th July.
Vicki Hanson is Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, Professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee’s School of Computing, UK, and IBM Research Staff Member Emeritus. Previously, she was a research staff member and manager at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, research associate at Haskins Laboratories, and postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She is also President of the Association for Computer Machinery, which has over 100,000 members.
Her field of study is human-computer interaction, where she specialises in accessibility of technology for people with disabilities, the ageing population, and related research ethics.