UCL Computer Science - Head of Department
UCL Computer Science Head of Department; Professor Steve Hailes.
Steve previously served as Professor of Wireless Systems and Deputy Head of UCL Computer Science before succeeding Professor John Shawe-Taylor as Head of Department in September 2019.
Steve Hailes is Head of Department for UCL Computer Science and is leading the development of the Robotics and AI programme for UCL EAST.
He graduated with a PhD from Cambridge University and came to work at UCL as a post-doctoral researcher nearly 30 years ago, researching in the area of multimedia systems. In that role, he performed the first demonstration of video conferencing over IP networks in the UK. As a lecturer, his research interests developed in three main directions: trust and security, in which he was one of the founders of the field of computational trust; networking, in which he is currently working on the area of networked industrial control systems; and mobile and sensor systems for a variety of applications.
Over the years, Stephen has worked with colleagues in animal biology, earth sciences, neuroscience, chemistry, civil engineering, clinical medicine, psychiatry, and energy, amongst others.
Heads of Department over the years
1980 – 1994: Prof Peter Kirstein
1995 – 2002: Prof Steve Wilbur
2002 – 2010: Prof Anthony Finkelstein
2010 – 2019: Prof John Shawe-Taylor
2019 – current: Prof Steve Hailes