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Dr Paul Vickers


Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Paul Vickers is currently a Reader in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science & Digital Technologies where he has worked since 2001.

Paul -VickersI am currently Reader in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science & Digital Technologies 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.

0191 243 7614


BSc PhD CEng MIEE Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • 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

Sponsors and Collaborators

Technology Strategy Board
Security Risk Management, Ltd.

Key Publications

P. Vickers, J. Faith, and N. Rossiter, ''Understanding Visualization: A Formal Approach using Category Theory and Semiotics,'' IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 19, pp. 1048-1061, June 2013.

H. Gibson, J. Faith, and P. Vickers, ''A Survey of Two-Dimensional Graph Layout Techniques for Information Visualisation,'' Information Visualization, vol. 12, pp. 324-357, July 2013.

C. Laing, A. Badii, and P. Vickers, eds., Securing Critical Infrastructures and Industrial Control Systems: Approaches for Threat Protection. IGI Global, Dec. 2012.

G. Horsman, C. Laing, and P. Vickers, "A case based reasoning framework for improving the trustworthiness of digital forensic investigations," in 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom-2012), (Liverpool, UK), pp. 682-689, IEEE, 25-27 June 2012.

P. Vickers, "Ways of listening and modes of being: Electroacoustic auditory display," Journal of Sonic Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, 2012.

S. Barrass and P. Vickers, "Sonification design and aesthetics," in The Sonification Handbook (T. Hermann, A. D. Hunt, and J. Neuhoff, eds.), pp. 145-172, Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2011.

Further Information

My entry in Google Scholar

My entry in Research Gate

My personal web site

My Northumbria Research Link


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