I’m Professor of Computer Science & Public Policy in the Department of Computing & Information Systems at Cardiff Metropolitan University, as well as being the university’s Deputy Director of Enterprise.
My research interests (see publications) are naturally interdisciplinary and sit at the research/public policy interface, identifying data-driven and computationally-intensive problems across a range of domains: big social data/analytics, data science, intelligent systems, software sustainability and reproducibility. I’m currently the Nesta Data Science Fellow, with a specific interest in using data science and analytics to better inform and shape public policy. Previously, I 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, I was made an HEA National Teaching Fellow for my work in computer science education.
I’ve been part of the movement to transform computing education in the UK: I’m Chair in Wales (and Board Member) of Computing At School (CAS), an organisation with more than 20,000 members. In September 2013, I co-chaired the Welsh Government’s review of the ICT curriculum and was a member of the UK Digital Skills Taskforce. I’m also a Trustee of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the British Science Association and the Campaign for Science & Engineering.