Mark d’Inverno is Professor of Computer Science and Pro-Warden (International) at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was Pro-Warden Research and Enterprise from 2013 to 2016 and Head of the Department of Computing from 2007 to 2011. He holds an MA in Mathematics and an MSc in Computation from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from University College London entitled “Agents, Agency and Autonomy”.
He has published around 200 articles including authored and edited books, book chapters, and refereed conference and journal articles and led a range of research projects funded by EPSRC, AHRC, EU and Wellcome alongside International Funding bodies.
His interdisciplinary research interests are at the intersection of computer science and artificial intelligence with creative activity, design, music, culture, learning, mathematics and social science.
He was formerly a member of HEFCE’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategic Advisory Committee, the REF 2021 Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel and is Deputy Convenor for the Creative Arts, Performing Arts & Design Panel of the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise 2020.
He is Chair of the Advisory Board for the EPSRC Programme Grant FAST and co-founder and member of the UK’s Practice Research Advisory Group (PRAG UK). In 2015 he was co-chair of the Special Track on AI and Arts at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
He was the first chair and was for fourteen years a trustee and of the charity Safeground which championed intensive courses co-designed by prisoners that have run in over 40 UK prisons around increasing self-awareness in family relationships.
He is also a critically acclaimed jazz pianist in the UK and over the last 30 years has led a variety of bands in a range of different musical genres and for the last 14 years has been the captain of the weekenders cricket club.