Mark d’Inverno

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.

He is currently working with Matthew Yee-King on the Music Circle System, an online educational social media system that promotes social learning.

This was part of a large €3 million European project which delivered courses for many thousands of students with partners including:

  • Goldsmiths’ Music and Computing departments
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • coursera
  • Sussex University
  • Point Blank.

They are currently investigating a range of data-anaytics techniques to understand the nature of online social learning that has been supported through the music circle system. This is currently being spun out as the company Museifi Ltd. Mark was the lead scientist that put together the research team that provided the initial Country Check system that was bought by Thompson Reuters. About the Country Check system


Designing educational social machines for effective feedback
M. Yee-King, M. Krivenski, H. Brenton, A. Grimalt-Reynes, M. d’Inverno. 8th International Conference on e-learning. Lisbon, Portugal, 15-18 July, 2014.

Fluid gesture interaction design applications of continuous recognition for the design of modern gestural interfaces
Bruno Zamborlin, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Marco Gillies and Mark d’Inverno. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, vol. 3, pp. 30-45, ACM Press, 2014, ISSN 2160-6455, [Article].

Automatic Group Interactive Radio Using Social Networks of Musicians
Benjamin Fields, Christophe Rhodes and Mark d’Inverno. ICWSM-11 Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, pp. 478-481, Barcelona, ES, The AAAI Press, 2011, [Conference].

Analysis and Exploitation of Musician Social Networks for Recommendation and Discovery
Ben Fields, Kurt Jacobson, Christophe Rhodes, Mark d’Inverno, Mark Sandler and Michael A. Casey. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 13, pp. 674-686, IEEE Circuits & Systems Society, 2011, ISSN 1520-9210, [Article].

Agents in bioinformatics computational and systems biology
Emanuela Merelli, Giuliano Armano, Nicola Cannata, Flavio Corradini, Mark d’Inverno, Andreas Doms, Phillip Lord, Andrew Martin, Luciano Milanesi, Steffen Möller, Michael Schroeder and Michael Luck. Briefings in Bioinformatics, vol. 8, pp. 45-59, Oxford University Press, 2007, ISSN 1467-5463, [Article].


PRAISE: Performance and pRactice Agents Inspiring Social Education
Aim: a system for enabling online communities to practice and perform together using state of art in music analysis gesture analysis, natural language and community management

  • Duration: 2013-2016
  • Funding Source: European Union FP7 Strep Project
  • Total Project value: €3,500,000
  • Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spanish Research Council, Spain; Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris; VUB University Brussels, Principal Investigator

ACE: Autonomic Agents For Online Cultural Experiences

  • Aim: to enable users to synchronously share their online experiences including social synchronous browsing and annotation
  • Duration: 2011-2013
  • Goldsmiths: €325,000 Euros
  • 1st call of the ERA-NET CHIST-ERA (European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences\Technologies
    Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spanish Research Council, Spain; Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research, France
    Principal Investigator

Creativeworks – AHRC Digital Economy Hub
Aim: build new partnerships and commercial opportunities between academia and the Creative Economy

  • Duration: 2012 – 2016
  • Total Project value: £4,000,000
  • Funding Source: Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Partners: Queen Mary, University of London (lead institution); Birkbeck College; Central School of Speech and Drama; City University; the Courtauld Institute; Kingston University; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; King’s College London; Royal Holloway; School of Oriental and African Studies; Roehampton University; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; University of the Arts
    Co-investigator and Goldsmiths lead

Vconect: Video Communications For Networked Communities
Aim: novel video communication technologies for communities building intelligent multi-camera and multi-location video communication combined with synchronous video share

  • Duration: 2011-2014
  • Total Project value: €5,500,000 Euros
  • Funding Source: European Union FP7 Strep Project
  • Partners: BT, Alcatel-Lucent (Belgium), Portugal Telecom, CWI (Netherlands), Fraunhofer (Germany), Joanneum Research (Austria), Eurescom (Germany), University College Falmouth (UK)

OMRAS2: A Distributed Research Environment for Music Informatics and Computational Musicology
Aim: framework for annotating and searching collections of both recorded music and digital score representations

  • Duration: 2007 – 2011
  • Funding Source: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Project Value: £2,183,000
  • Goldsmiths Value: £735,000
  • Web (project):
  • Partners: Queen Mary, Kings College, Royal Holloway, Lancaster University, University of Surrey
    Principal Investigator