Professor Carron Shankland

Professor Carron Shankland

Professor

ces1@stir.ac.uk 7444

Computing Science 4B62 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

I am a professor in Computing Science engaged in research and teaching in computing. My research lies in the intersection of computer science, mathematics and biology: understanding the behaviour of biological systems through mathematical and computational models. Her models (in process algebra) can describe systems at a high level of abstraction as networks of communicating individuals, scaling up to the emergent population dynamics. Her group has worked across a range of biological systems (disease dynamics, immunological systems, collective dynamics of cells, cell signalling response to cancer therapies) as well as in computer networks and protocols. In addition, her group is developing an exciting technique combining genetic programming with modelling to produce models directly from experimental data.
I am committed to advancing the careers of women in academic and have a number of related roles. I chair the BCS Women in Computing Research group (BCS is the professional society for computing and IT). I am leading an initiative to create a network (CygnetS) for those interested in gender diversity in computing. I am a member of the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies, and a ScienceGrrl. Until recently I led the University's Athena SWAN activities, chairing our self-assessment panel, resulting in a successful Bronze award in 2013. My work in this area has been recognised by a Suffrage Science award. I am a member of the Modelling and Analysis of Complex Systems group.

Education

  • Computing Science
    Computing Science
    Type of educationDoctorate
  • Computing Science
    Computing Science
    Type of educationBachelor's degree

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