Professor Tom Crick

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​Professor of Computer Science & Public Policy

Deputy Director of Enterprise

Department: Computing & Information Systems​

Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 7174

Email Address: ​tcrick@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Tom is Professor of Computer Science & Public Policy and Deputy Director of Enterprise at Cardiff Metropolitan University. ​He is the Nesta Data Science Fellow, 2014 Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute, HEA National Teaching Fellow and previously a Science Media Fellow with BBC Wales.

His research interests sit at the research/policy interface, identifying data-driven and computationally-intensive problems across a range of domains: data science, analytics, reproducibility, intelligent systems and high performance computing. This also cuts across science policy, STEM education and skills/infrastructure for the digital economy.

In 2013, he chaired the Welsh Government's review of the ICT curriculum, feeding into the 2015 independent review of the National Curriculum in Wales. He has advised the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales and is currently an expert adviser to the Welsh Government. He previously sat on the UK Digital Skills Taskforce, is a member of the UK Forum for Computing Education and sits on the National Assembly for Wales Cross-Party Group on Science & Technology.

He is a Trustee of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the British Science Association, and sits on the board of directors of the Campaign for Science & Engineering, the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK.

You can find him at @ProfTomCrick or his blog Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything.

Research

Tom is research lead for Computing & Information Systems, as well as Institutional Data Champion and academic lead for research data management.

His research interests sit at the research/policy interface, identifying data-driven and computationally-intensive problems across a range of domains: data science, analytics, reproducibility, software sustainability, intelligent systems, high performance computing and computer science education.

He has been funded by the EPSRC, the European Commission, Innovate UK, Welsh Government, HPC Wales, HEFCW, Google and HEA, along with support from Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust.

Current Projects:

  • Predictive Analytics with Yard Associates (Full KTP funded by Innovate UK)

  • Digital Innovators' Network (Y Lab, Nesta and Cardiff University)
  • Big Social Datasets with Coup Media (Shorter KTP funded by Innovate UK)

  • Using Blockchain to Guarantee the Integrity of the Company Register, with Companies House (funded by NEMODE/RCUK)
  • A System for Automating Reproducibility in Science, with Microsoft Research Cambridge (Microsoft Azure for Research Grant Scheme)

Publications

Awards

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow (2015)

Fellow, IET (2015)

Chartered Scientist (2015)

Chartered Engineer (2015)

HEA National Teaching Fellow (2014)

Centenary Young Fellow, RSA (2014)

Fellow, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (2013)

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2011)

BSA Science Media Fellow (2011)

Media & Invited Talks

See: Media and Talks