My name is Paul Vickers and I am Professor of Computer Science & Sonification at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
I am the author of How To Think Like A Programmer.
Prior to October 2001 I worked for 12 years in the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.
I am a computer scientist. I am a chartered engineer. I teach and research in the computing domain where it intersects with creative digital media. For instance, I teach introductory digital audio, I conduct research into how to use sound to communicate data and information (sonification) and I also look at how the aesthetic properties of scientific artefacts affect how they may be used, that is, how people interact with them.
I collaborate with computer and network security specialists, with 3D modellers and digital special effects experts, with musicians, with artists, and, of course, with other computer scientists and engineers.
I also served as a board member of the International Community for Auditory Display 2004-2012, 2015-2018, 2019–2022.
- Dept. of Computer & Information Sciences
- Northumbria University
- Ellison Building, Ellison Place
- Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8ST
- United Kingdom