The College congratulates the Principal, Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, and Professor Yvonne Jones, Senior Research Fellow at the College, have both been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of London.

Sir Nigel has received this accolade in recognition of his extensive record in interdisciplinary research in Computer and Engineering science. He has researched Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Science, Computational Neuroscience, and the emerging field of Web Science. His work has advanced our understanding of intelligent behaviour in humans and machines. A major current research interest is to understand and design effective Social Machines. Social Machines are systems at web scale comprised of people and computers that can solve problems and achieve tasks beyond any of the individual elements. His has also researched and promoted the use of open data. He has been central to the development and practical implementation of open data policy and helped establish the UK as internationally leading in this area.

Professor Yvonne Jones read Physics at Jesus College before embarking on her research career.  She has held many prestigious research fellowships including a Royal Society University Research Fellowship from 1991-2001.  In her research, she investigates the molecular mechanisms by which cells signal to each other in the human body. Yvonne’s work, built upon strong links with clinically related groups, has provided fundamental insights into signalling systems of importance for cellular immunology, developmental biology and cancer.

See the Royal Society website for more information.