JuliaCon 2018 keynote speakers

I’m pleased to announce that Nick Higham has agreed to be one of the keynote speakers at JuliaCon 2018. Dr. Higham is the Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a SIAM Fellow, and a Member of Academia Europaea. He is known for his work in numerical linear algebra. More information can be found in our announcement on the conference homepage.


For more on Nick Higham, see the Wikipedia article on him, or his book Functions of Matrices.


Our second keynote announcement is Sophie Wilson. She is a Broadcom Fellow and Distinguished Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society and an honorary Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. She has an honorary doctorate of science from Cambridge University.

Sophie Wilson, together with Steve Furber, co-designed the BBC Micro processor which led to their development of the ARM processor; today the ARM processor powers virtually every mobile phone and tablet in the world. By 1999, Sophie developed the Firepath SIMD LIW processor, for which she led the design of the instruction set, and she co-founded Element 14, which was later acquired by Broadcom.