about Alan

Alan in Australia I am Professorial Fellow at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Director of the Computational Foundry at Swansea University [my academic home page] and work on most things that connect people and computers. However, I started off (years ago) as mathematician and this is still my academic first love! (read about me at the maths olympiad in 1978)

I also have a big HCI text book (HCI = human computer interaction) and a little AI one (AI = alien intelligence??)

Although I’ve spent a good part of my life in England I am actually a Welshman and having spent most of my working life out of Wales, I have all the nationalism of an ex-pat.  For ten years I lived on Tiree, a little island  off the west coast of Scotland.  If you want to come to share the scenery and run a twice yearly event, Tiree Tech Wave, for making and talking abut technology.

However, in 2018 I moved back to Wales to work with a wonderful community of people at the Computational Foundry, which is dedicated to creating ground breaking research that makes a real difference in people’s lives.  I am now also have a Professorial Fellow at Cardiff Metropolitan University based at the Llandaff Campus, where, many years ago, I first studied computing.