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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


  • Computing Science PhD 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
  • Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search, Brown, P., Vickers, P., Zhou, Y. 29 Oct 2019, In: Database : the journal of biological databases and curation
  • 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 Flow for Monitoring and Situational Awareness, Debashi, M., Vickers, P. 19 Apr 2018, In: PLoS One
  • Sonification of Network Traffic for Detecting and Learning About Botnet Behavior, Debashi, M., Vickers, P. 14 Jun 2018, In: IEEE Access
  • 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. 1 Apr 2017, In: Displays
  • Alchemical Sensing: Creating an Embodied Experience of the Unseen Organism, Mackenzie, L., Thompson, R., Vickers, P. 9 Jul 2016

PGR Supervision

  • Masooma Masooma Start: 09/07/2018
  • Holger Ballweg Ways of Guided Listening: Embodied approaches to the design of interactive sonifications Start: 01/10/2014
  • 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


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