Lynda Hardman

CWI – Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam and Utrecht University


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Prof. Lynda Hardman (http://www.cwi.nl/~lynda/) is Manager Research & Strategy at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, (https://www.cwi.nl) and Professor of Multimedia Discourse Interaction at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

She is the director of Amsterdam Data Science (https://amsterdamdatascience.nl), a network organization whose mission is to strengthen the Data Science and AI ecosystem that spans academia, industry and society in the Amsterdam region.

She is the European director of LIAMA, a research collaboration since 1997 between INRIA (France), CWI and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

She was the president of Informatics Europe (2016-2017), a European association of computer science departments to foster the development of quality research and teaching in computer science within Europe. During her 4-year period in the IE board she founded the Women in Informatics Research & Education working group. She was named ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2014 and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.