Mark d’Inverno is Professor of Computer Science and Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise University at Goldsmiths, University of London, and for four years between 2007 and 2011 was head of the Department of Computing which has become one of Europe’s leading centres for interdisciplinary research and teaching especially in the arts increasingly in the social sciences.
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 over 100 articles including authored and edited books, chapters in books, and journal and conference articles leading interdisciplinary computer science research projects in multi-agent systems, biological systems, music, art, design, education and social media.
During 2011/12 he completed a research sabbatical as visiting fellow at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona and at Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris. He is currently the Principal or Co-investigator on a range of EU and UK projects spanning intelligent agents, social systems, shared experiences, creativity, cultural engagement and music education.
He 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 successful bands in a range of different musical genres and for the last twelve years has been the captain of the weekenders cricket club.