Personal Chair: Perdita Stevens
Perdita Stevens has been made Personal Chair of Mathematics of Software Engineering.
She is Professor of Mathematics of Software Engineering in the School of Informatics and has worked at the University since joining the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science in 1994.
Professor Stevens studied mathematics at King's College, Cambridge and has a PhD in algebra from the University of Warwick.
She made the switch to professional software engineering and worked for three years at BT's Glasgow Software and Systems Engineering Centre before returning to academia.
Professor Stevens became interested in the modeling of object-oriented design and the relationship between mathematics and software engineering.
Her research interests span model checking, legacy systems reengineering and games for software design.
A common thread through Professor Stevens' work involves identifying structure in systems and how it changes.
She is currently working on principles for bidirectional transformations that maintain consistency between information sources. In her teaching, Professor Stevens is interested in helping students to become motivated lifelong learners.
She is married with a 10-year-old son and enjoys music and singing.