This series of Geometry Lectures looked at all aspects of computer science, from how it works, how we can teach it better, what the exciting issues are, and what the future research questions should be. We've explored some very exciting areas, and we have covered some of the areas that are exciting, but often misunderstood. This final lecture of series, turned to how the computer science community itself works. * Where do all these ideas come from? * How reliable are they? * And, how can we do even better?
Harold Thimbleby is professor of computer science at Swansea University where he established the Future Interaction Technology Lab. His passion is designing dependable computer systems to accommodate human error. He has been a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award holder and a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. He has also contributed to the Encyclopedia Brittanica and was Gresham Professor of Geometry between 2001 and 2004.
All of Professor Thimbleby's previous lectures may be accessed here.