Prestigious international award for Lancaster computing professor

Professor Corina Sas
Professor Corina Sas

A Lancaster computing professor has received a prestigious international award for their achievements in science.

Professor Corina Sas has been presented her award in the category of ‘Science’ at the Digital Female Leader Awards 2019, which was held at Deutsche Telekom’s Headquarters in Bonn, Germany and attracted an audience of more than 370 people.

The awards, which are organised by Global Digital Women, honour pioneering women in digital fields and attracted more than 700 applicants from 19 countries across all the categories.

Professor Sas said: “I am humble and extremely grateful for receiving this Digital Female Leader Award for the Science category. This celebrates the research in Human-Computer Interaction that I have done over the last decade with my excellent research group and network of collaborators. In particular it highlights the work on the AffecTech Innovative Training Network that I coordinate focusing on personalised technologies for affective health, and the work on the Digital Threads, a project which I led focusing on the economic empowerment of underprivileged women in developing countries.

“I wish to thank Global Digital Women network for their amazing work celebrating the diversity of female leadership, and the Digital Female Leader Award Team for the outstanding award ceremony."

More information about the awards can be found by visiting

To find out more about AffecTech, which is funded by the European Commission, H2020 People Programme under Marie Sklodowska-Curie, visit

More information on Digital Threads, which is funded by the UK Research and Innovation, is available by visiting

The ‘Science’ category was sponsored by BearingPoint.

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