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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 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
  • 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
  • Sonification and Music, Music and Sonification, Vickers, P. 9 Aug 2016, The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Alchemical Sensing: Creating an Embodied Experience of the Unseen Organism, Mackenzie, L., Thompson, R., Vickers, P. 9 Jul 2016, Sonic Environments — ACMC2016, Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association

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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