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Jane Hillston

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Dr Jane Hillston

Awards: British Computer Society Roger Needham Award 2004; FRSE


Dr Jane Hillston received BA and MS degrees in Mathematics from the University of York (UK) and Lehigh University (USA), respectively.

After a brief period working in industry, she joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, as a research assistant in 1989.

She received the PhD degree in computer science from that university in 1994. Her thesis was selected for publication as a Distinguished Dissertation in Computer Science in 1995. In 1995 she became a lecturer, and in 2001 a reader, in computer science at the University of Edinburgh.

She is a member of the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science. Her principal research interests are in the use of process algebras to model computer systems and the investigation of issues of compositionality with respect to Markov processes.

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