Meet the team

With a long-term home at the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, the Institute will be jointly led by Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, an engineer and professor of high-performance networks, and Professor Susan Halford, a social scientist and professor of Sociology.

The digital world is changing fast – we’re building new artificial intelligence and faster networks, which are becoming much more connected with our day to day lives. This will bring opportunities, but also huge challenges. Rather than waiting for the future to happen, we’ll get ahead of it and drive our digital future for the benefit of society, economic growth and prosperity.

Professor Susan Halford

The new research facilities are vitally important to understand our digital futures. They will allow a step-change in sociotechnical research and help us to gain new insights on the challenges and opportunities brought by disruptive digital technologies. These insights will enable us create new technologies and deliver our vision for a future digital society based on opportunity, trust, human control, resilience, openness, diversity and inclusion.

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou

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