Joe Finney, Lancaster University
Joe Finney's biography
Joe Finney is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, where he also co-leads a CAS Regional Centre. His technical interests focus on systems and network support for lightweight embedded systems, and he has a passion for real world impact of research. In addition to his academic publications he has formed two companies, licensed several patents, has developed software for the
Microsoft internet protocol stack and more recently has worked with the BBC, ARM, Microsoft and many others to develop the BBC micro:bit, and deliver 1 million of these devices (one to every Year 7 child in the UK) for free, to help encourage the teaching and learning of Computing at Schools. He now is seconded part time into the Micro:bit Education Foundation, where he is working to help support and develop the use of the micro:bit around the world.
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