Dr Tom Crick 
Dr Tom CrickDr Tom Crick PhD FBCS FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
: Information Systems
Room No: O2.55e
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 7174
Email Address: tcrick@cardiffmet.ac.uk

My research interests lie at the intersection of hardware and software and the performance of each: next-generation microprocessor design, compilers and code optimisation, concurrency and high performance computing. I am also interested in the broader research area of knowledge representation and reasoning, intelligent systems and declarative problem-solving using logic programming. See my publications.

I am currently involved in HiPEAC, the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (funded under FP7), with industrial research links with Microsoft Research Cambridge and HP Bristol.

I have previously worked as a research associate at the University of Bath on ALIVE (Coordination, Organisation and Model Driven Approaches for Dynamic, Flexible, Robust Software and Services Engineering), an FP7 funded project; the EPSRC-funded network AgentcitiesUK.net; and the FP5 funded @LIS TechNET project (Advanced Technology Demonstration Network for Education and Cultural Applications in Europe and Latin America). I have also worked as an industrial research intern at ARM in Cambridge, the world’s leading microprocessor IP supplier.

I am heavily involved in reforming computer science education in the UK: I am the Chair in Wales of Computing At School (CAS), an organisation that promotes and supports the teaching of computer science in UK schools. I am a Trustee (and member of Council), of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. I am also Chair of the BCS Young Professionals Group.

I also have a strong interest in science policy, science communication and public engagement: I sit on the Board of Directors of the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK; I am also a Trustee and member of Council of the British Science Association. I was a 2011 British Science Association Media Fellow, working with BBC Wales (see Media).

I am currently Programme Director (Director of Undergraduate Studies) for the Computing and Information Systems programmes here at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

You can also find me at my blog: Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything or on Twitter (@DrTomCrick).