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Sue Black, FBCS, FRSA
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Sue Black giving a soapbox talk on the South Bank, London.
Born 1962
United Kingdom
Nationality English
Alma mater South Bank University
Occupation Computer Scientist
Employer University College London
  • John Ivinson Award (2009)
  • PepsiCo Women's Inspiration Award (2011)
recorded February 2013


Dr Sue Black, FBCS, FRSA (born 1962) is an English computer scientist. She is a Senior Research Associate at University College London, England.[1] She was previously Head of the Department of Information and Software Systems at the University of Westminster, London. She founded BCSWomen, a Specialist Group of the British Computer Society, in 2001, and was chair of the group until 2008. She has been instrumental in championing the saving of Bletchley Park from destruction due to lack of funding.[2]

Black graduated from London's South Bank University in 1993 and earned her PhD there as well in 2001.[3][4] The ripple effect is a term within the field of software metrics used with respect to a complexity measure.[5]

Sue Black was the founding chair of the BCS Specialist Group BCSWomen[6] and is an advocate of women in computing.[7]

Black runs a blog to help raise awareness of and funding for Bletchley Park,[8] the UK World War II centre for decrypting enemy messages.[2][9] She used other Web 2.0 technologies such as Facebook and Twitter for this purpose.[10][11]

She has appeared on BBC television, radio and in press articles.[9][12][13][14]

In 2009, Sue Black won the first John Ivinson Award[citation needed] from the British Computer Society at the Royal Society in London. In 2011, Dr Black won the PepsiCo Women's Inspiration Award. In 2012, she was listed as one of Datamation's 10 Women in Tech Who Give Back.


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