I’m Dr Tom Crick, currently a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Computing & Information Systems at Cardiff Metropolitan University, having previously spent a number of years in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath. I’m a 2014 HEA National Teaching Fellow.
My research (see publications) is naturally interdisciplinary: optimisation, high performance computing, intelligent systems, data science, analytics and reproducibility. I’m the Nesta Data Science Fellow, with a specific interest in using data science and analytics to inform and shape public policy. I’m also a member of HiPEAC, the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation and a 2014 Software Sustainability Institute Fellow.
I’ve been part of the movement to transform computing education in the UK: I’m Chair in Wales (and Board Member) of Computing At School (CAS), an organisation with more than 15,000 members. In September 2013, I co-chaired the Welsh Government’s review of the ICT curriculum in Wales and was a member of the UK Digital Skills Taskforce.
- Trustee of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. I am also Chair of BCS in Wales and Chair of the BCS Young Professionals Group.
- Trustee and sit on the board of directors of the Campaign for Science & Engineering, the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK.
- Trustee of the British Science Association.
- Sit on the UK Forum for Computing Education, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
- Member of the Welsh Government’s National Digital Learning Council, which provides expert advice on the use of digital technology in education in Wales.
- Member of the National Assembly for Wales Cross-Party Group on Science & Technology, which aims to raise awareness amongst Assembly Members of important developments in STEM, both technological and educational, and how policy issues impact upon these areas.