Andy Hopper
#15499 Overall Influence

Andy Hopper

British computer scientist

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

Hopper is professor of computer technology at Cambridge University in England. He is also treasurer and vice president of the Royal Society, and is known for his success as an entrepreneur. Hopper received his degree from Swansea University in Wales, England, and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

Hopper’s research focuses on computer networks. He was part of the team that developed the Cambridge Ring, an early local area network for computer systems. He is known for his work on ActiveBadge, an indoor location system used by organizations. His work on location and network technologies has also led Hopper to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the potential problems and abuses of surveillance technology.

Hopper has founded or helped found numerous companies, including Cambridge Broadband in 2000. In 2013, Hopper co-founded TxtEz, a company that commoditizes business-to-consumer communications in Africa.

Among other honors, Hopper is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (1989), and a Fellow of the Royal Society (2006).

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University of Wales
University of Wales

Confederal university based in Cardiff, Wales, UK

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#209 World Rank
Computer Science
#11597 World Rank
Business