I'm a senior lecturer in computer science who started at Aberystwyth University in October 2010. My research areas are computer vision for plant 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. 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've stayed on the list for a few years now ranking #9 in 2017.
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, my masters is in Philosophy, and my BSc is in Cognitive Science; all 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. In 2016 I was presented with a Meritorious Award from the BCS for the work I have done with BCSWomen and in my local branch, BCS Mid Wales.
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.