I'm a senior lecturer in computer science who started at Aberystwyth University in October 2010. My research areas are applied computer vision for plant (and sometimes animal) science; the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows; and quite a few other computer vision related applications. You can find out a bit more about my research interests on the research page, and find links to my published articles on the publications page. I'm also interested in studying student attitudes to the study of computer science, and new ways to make computing (rather than IT) attractive to students both at university and in schools, and you can find out more about that on the computing at school and in the wider community page. If you want a more informal view of what I've been up to, with lots of pictures, check out my blog. I am part time and will (usually) only be found in my office Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Before Aberystwyth, I did a one year post doc position working in Grenoble (in the French alps), and before that I did a 3 year post doc in Leeds, and before that 6 months in Kingston upon Thames. My PhD is in computing (specifically computer vision/AI, supervised by Professor David Hogg). Before the PhD I was a teaching fellow at the University of Leeds teaching IT and computing to non-computing students, and during this time I got a teaching qualification (PGCLTHE, 2001). My masters is in Philosophy (1998), and my BSc is in Cognitive Science (1996) also from the University of Leeds.
I'm active in the BCS - and you can find more information about these activities on the BCS & BCSWomen page. The thing I'm most proud of is setting up the BCSWomen Undergraduate Lovelace Colloquium, a national one-day conference for women students of computing.
To my immense surprise I featured on the first computer weekly influential women in IT list (2014, ranked #15) and to my even greater surprise I have received a few more awards and rankings for women in tech stuff since.
I enjoy teaching and take it seriously, trying to make my teaching innovative and engaging, and have received a few teaching awards:
Telephone: 01970 621577
Office: E44 Llandinam building
(Top floor, same building as Computer Science reception)
You can find me in various places on the web, including this page, my official page, and my homepage.