Professor Lynne Baillie

Job title
Trade Union Member
MSc, PhD

Membership of professional bodies

  • Expert Member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.3: Home Technology
  • Professional Member of the British Computer Society (BCS)
  • Professional Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS)
  • Executive Committee member of the Scottish Informatics and Computing Alliance (SICSA)
  • Member of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics
  • 2010-2019: Chair of the IFIP Specialist Group 14.5: Entertainment Computing


  • MSc in Computer Science
  • PhD in Computer Science

Career history

  • August 2018-present: Professor of Computer Science for the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS), Heriot-Watt University
  • August 2015-July 2018: Associate Professor and Director of Research for MACS, Heriot-Watt University
  • August 2008-July 2015: Professor of Computer Science, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • December 2002-July 2008, Senior Research Fellow for the Telecommunications Research Centre (FTW) in Vienna, Austria
  • Strong track record in research grant activity established during more than 17 years' experience in research management and leadership at a senior level in two countries

Areas of research

  • Human robot interaction
  • Human computer interaction
  • Health technologies

Interests and hobbies

  • Technology of all kinds
  • Skiing

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