Tom Crick is Professor of Computer Science & Public Policy in the Department of Computing & Information Systems, as well as being the University’s Deputy Director of Enterprise, at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

His research interests (see publications) are interdisciplinary and sit at the research/public policy interface, identifying data-driven and computationally-intensive problems across a range of domains: data science, intelligent systems, software sustainability, computational reproducibility, public service innovation and skills/infrastructure for the digital economy. He is the Nesta Data Science Fellow, with a specific interest in using data science and analytics to better inform and shape public policy. Previously, Tom was a member of HiPEAC, the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation and a 2014 Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. In 2014, he was made an HEA National Teaching Fellow for his work in computer science education.

Tom has been heavily involved in the reform of computing education in the UK: he is Chair in Wales of Computing At School (CAS); in September 2013, he co-chaired the Welsh Government’s review of the ICT curriculum and was a member of the UK Digital Skills Taskforce; in 2016, he chaired the development of a new Digital Competence Framework for all schools in Wales.

He is a Trustee and Vice-President elect of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, as well as a Trustee of the British Science Association and the Campaign for Science & Engineering.

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