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Professor Steve Furber

Professor Steve Furber

Steve Furber is the ICL Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics in 1974 and…

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Professor Abigail Sellen

Professor Abigail Sellen

Abigail Sellen is an honorary visiting professor at UCLIC. She is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge where she manages the Human Experience & Design Group. Prior to Microsoft, she…

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Professor Derek McAuley

Professor Derek McAuley

Professor of Digital Economy in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. I am Director of Horizon, an interdisciplinary research institute funded through the RCUK Digital Economy…

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Professor Richard Owen

Professor Richard Owen

My research lies at the intersection of science, innovation, governance and responsibility.  I have a strongly interdisciplinary background, starting out originally as a scientist, then working for a number of…

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Professor Edmund Burke

Professor Edmund Burke

Chair

Professor Edmund Burke joined Queen Mary in September 2015 as Vice Principal for Science and Engineering. Prior to joining QMUL, Professor Burke was Senior Deputy Principal and Deputy Vice-chancellor at…

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Dr. Wyn Meredith

Dr. Wyn Meredith

Dr Wyn Meredith received a MA (Physics) from Cambridge University and PhD from Heriot Watt University in blue semiconductor laser development in 1997. Wyn has 19 years relevant industrial experience…

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Jack Stilgoe

Jack Stilgoe

I work on science and technology policy, particularly the governance of science and emerging technologies and public engagement with science. I was previously a senior research fellow at the University…

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Orbit Steering Committee

Terms of Reference

  • To monitor performance of the Service using, where appropriate, the agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • To advise on the strategic direction of the Service, and ensure that it is constantly seeking to meet the needs of the UK ICT research community
  • To oversee, advise, and review the operation of the Service, including the allocation process, the use of external partners, facility and staff appointments and major spending plans.
  • To monitor and assess the annual expenditure of the Service.
  • To advise on and monitor the development of the commercial strategy of the Service, and on potential income generation, including where this should potentially be invested.
  • To independently investigate User complaints not resolved by the detailed complaints procedure, and to report on the outcome to the Service.

Membership