Welsh Crucible 2011
Hannah completed her BSc in Cognitive Science in 1996 and an MA in Philosophy in 1998. After several years as a Teaching Fellow helping non-computing students to understand computers and IT she returned to study and completed a PhD in Artificial Intelligence in 2005. This was followed by post-doc research contracts in Kingston, Leeds and Grenoble. Hannah started a lectureship at Aberystwyth in October 2010. Her research areas are computer vision for the analysis of human behaviour; the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows; and student attitudes to the study of computer science. She’s also a women in computing activist and deputy chair of BCSWomen, the British Computer Society’s group for women. Hannah is actively involved in public engagement projects trying to encourage schoolchildren that computer science is more than just spreadsheets.
2016 Update: Hannah has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Aberyswyth University.