Bio

Associate Professor in Computer Science and Computational Perceptualization. Paul has worked in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences since 2001. Prior to that he worked for 12 years in the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, and from 1987-1988 he worked in a software development team at Digital Equipment Co. Ltd.

Paul is a computer scientist. Paul is a chartered engineer. He teaches and researches in the computing domain where it intersects with creative digital media, specifically in the field of sonification and auditory display. For instance, he has taught programming, introductory digital audio, and sound design; he conducts research into how to use sound to communicate data and information (sonification); and he also explores how the aesthetic properties of scientific artefacts affect how they may be used, that is, how people interact with them and the implications this has for their design.

Paul collaborates with computer and network security specialists, with musicians, with artists, and, of course, with other computer scientists and engineers.

Between 2004-2012 and again from 2015-2018 he was a board member of the International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD).

Details

Home Department: Computer and Information Science
Departmental Webpage: Here.
Contact: paul.vickers@northumbria.ac.uk