My name is Paul Vickers and I am Professor of Computer Science & Sonification at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

I work in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment at Northumbria University. I also have an official university web page.

image-right 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 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 served as a board member of the International Community for Auditory Display 2004-2012, 2015-2018, 2019–2022, and as President from 2022–2025.

Dept. of Computer & Information Sciences
Northumbria University
Ellison Building, Ellison Place
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8ST
United Kingdom