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Dr Paul Vickers

Associate Professor

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am Associate Professor and Reader in Computer Science and Computational Perceptualisation in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences where I have worked since 2001. Prior to that I worked for 12 years in the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, and from 1987-1988 I worked in a software development team at Digital Equipment Co. Ltd., Reading.

My research interests are:

  • Sonification & Auditory Display
  • Visualisation (esp. visualisation for security)
  • Network security
  • Cyber security and situational awareness
  • Aesthetic Computing
  • Computing & Music

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Programming
  • Sound Design
  • Digital Audio
  • Advanced Multimedia Systems

Paul Vickers

Campus Address

Ellison Building



Qualifications

  • Computing Science PhD CAITLIN: Implementation of a Musical Program Auralisation System to Study the Effects on Debugging Tasks as Performed by Novice Pascal Programmers July 31 2000
  • Computer Studies BSc (Hons) July 04 1989
  • CEng Chartered Engineer - Engineering Council UK (ECUK) 2001
  • FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2000
  • MIEE Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2000

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research is in the following main areas. I am especially interested in the points at which these topics intersect:

  • Sonification & Auditory Display
  • Network security
  • Visualisation
  • Aesthetic Computing
  • Embodied Interaction
  • Computing & Music

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Direct Segmented Sonification of Characteristic Features of the Data Domain, Vickers, P., Höldrich, R. 27 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2019), Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria University
  • Proceedings of ICAD 2019 — The 25th Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Vickers, P., Gröhn, M., Stockman, T. 26 Jul 2019
  • Sonification of Network Traffic for Detecting and Learning About Botnet Behavior, Debashi, M., Vickers, P. 14 Jun 2018, In: IEEE Access
  • Sonification of Network Traffic Flow for Monitoring and Situational Awareness, Debashi, M., Vickers, P. 19 Apr 2018, In: PLoS One
  • Aesthetics of sonification: Taking the subject-position, Vickers, P., Hogg, B., Worrall, D. 26 Apr 2017, Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations, Oxford, UK, Taylor & Francis
  • Sonification of a Network's Self-Organized Criticality for Real-time Situational Awareness, Vickers, P., Laing, C., Fairfax, T. Apr 2017, In: Displays
  • Interactive Sonification for Structural Biology and Structure-based Drug Design, Ballweg, H., Bronowska, A., Vickers, P. 16 Dec 2016, ISon 2016, 5th Interactive Sonification Workshop
  • Preface to the Special Issue on Sonification, Vickers, P., Worrall, D., So, R. 5 Dec 2016, In: Displays

PGR Supervision

  • Masooma Masooma Start: 09/07/2018
  • Mohammed Al Mahri Employees' Information Security Awareness and Behavioural Intentions in Higher Education Institutions in Oman Start: 19/03/2013
  • Mohamed Debashi Interactive Sonification of Network Traffic to Support Cyber Security Situational Awareness Start: 10/03/2014
  • Holger Ballweg Ways of Guided Listening: Embodied approaches to the design of interactive sonifications Start: 01/10/2014


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