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Sue Black
Sue Black.jpeg
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]

Education and work[edit]

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[15] from the British Computer Society at the Royal Society in London. In 2011, Dr Black won the PepsiCo Women's Inspiration Award.[16] In 2012, she was listed as one of Datamation's 10 Women in Tech Who Give Back.[17]

Sue Black was also one of the 30 women identified in the BCS Women in IT Campaign in 2014. Who were then featured in the e-book "Women in IT: Inspiring the next generation" produced by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.[18]


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Did Twitter save Bletchley Park? | Sue Black | TEDxClapham

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Dr Sue Black l Technology for change l Meaning 2013

Sue is a senior research associate in computer science at University College London. She is a passionate advocate for wider access to technology. At Meaning 2013 she inspired us with #techmums...

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Developer Advocate Mandy Waite and Head of Campus London Eze Vidra, chat with award winning computer scientist Dr. Sue Black. They talk with her about being a role model, what's next for ...

Debate: Society's Changing Needs for Math: Sue Black

In this talk from The Computer-Based Math™ Education Summit, Sue Black presents her thoughts on the importance of math and computer science in society and explains how she hopes her non-profit.

Vive la différence - Thomson Reuters Women in Technology

On Wednesday 28th November 2012, the Thomson Reuters Women In Technology special interest group hosted an evening with the Women In Technology International (WITI) network featuring Dr Sue ...

Did Tweeting Save Bletchley Park?

Google Tech Talk June 13, 2012 Presented by Sue Black. ABSTRACT Bletchley Park is the historic site of secret British code breaking activities during World War II and one of the birthplaces...

How to Hack a Web Site - Dr. Susan Loveland - Lunchtime Talks in Science and Mathematics

In this first lecture of the Fall 2010 series, Dr. Loveland and her special guest Eve Hacker take you on a precautionary journey regarding computer security, with a talk entitled "How to Hack...

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