Tom Crick MBE
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Welsh Crucible 2014
Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University, having completed his PhD and post-doctoral research at the University of Bath. His research interests lie at the hardware/software interface (and the performance of each): compilers and code optimisation, next-generation microprocessors, concurrency, knowledge representation, intelligent systems and high performance computing. He is a member of HiPEAC, the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation and a 2014 Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. Alongside his research, Tom is an advocate for computer science education and digital skills for the economy, having recently co-chaired the Welsh Government’s review of the ICT curriculum, and was a 2011 British Science Association Media Fellow with BBC Wales.
2016 Update: Tom has been promoted to Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Tom has also been appointed Deputy Director of Innovation at the same institution.
2017 Update: Tom has been appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 for “services to computer science and the promotion of computer science education”.
2018 Update: Tom has been appointed Professor of Digital Education and Policy at Swansea University.