Prof. Stephen Hailes
08.07.14 – 07.07.18
Stephen Hailes is Professor of Wireless Systems and Deputy Head in the Department of Computer Science at UCL; he is also a visiting Professor at the Royal Veterinary College. He graduated with an MA and PhD from Cambridge University, during which time he was also Director of Studies at St. Edmunds College. Stephen then moved to UCL for postdoctoral work, during which he gave the UK’s first public demonstration of video conferencing over the Internet. He became a lecturer in 1992 and has remained in the department since, moving through the career grades to his current position. Before becoming Deputy Head, Stephen was Director of Studies for the department (responsible for all teaching activities). Stephen was, and is, primarily responsible for both curriculum development and schools' outreach in the department and has edited two books on the use of IT in universities.
In addition to teaching, Stephen is an active researcher, and runs a highly interdisciplinary group with current research relationships and funded research with colleagues in animal biology, neuroscience, chemistry, civil engineering, clinical medicine, psychiatry, and energy. Stephen’s group and his wider contacts conduct research across all stages of the sensing process - from the design of metal oxide semiconducting sensors (for gas sensing), through the development of hardware appropriate to particular deployment domains, and data collection techniques to the adaption and creation of new mathematical tools for the analysis of data.
Stephen is an appointed governor, with responsibilities for overseeing the areas of computing, maths, and technology, and with additional responsibility for high achievers.