Professor Mark d’Inverno
Goldsmiths, University of London
London SE14 6NW
Mark d’Inverno holds an MA and MSc in Mathematics from Oxford University and a PhD from University College London in Artificial Intelligence. He is Professor of Computer Science 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. He has published over 100 articles including books, journal and conference articles and led research projects in a diverse range of fields relating to computer science including 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 community building, shared experiences, inspiring 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 he has been a captain of the weekenders cricket club.