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Prof Paul Vickers


Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am Professor of Computer Science and Sonification 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
  • Computer and Cyber Security
  • Research Methods
Paul Vickers

Campus Address

Ellison Building

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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Listener-centred Sonification Practice as Transdisciplinary Experimental Artistic Engagement, Boehringer, J., Pietruszewski, M., Bowers, J., Hogg, B., Newbold, J., Sharma, G., Shaw, T., Vickers, P. 14 Nov 2022, New Paradigms for Music Research, Valencia, Spain, Publicacions Universitat de València
  • A Radical New Interdisciplinary Space for Sonification, Vickers, P., Boehringer, J., Bowers, J., Hogg, B., Newbold, J., Pietruszewski, M., Sharma, G., Shaw, T. 25 Jun 2021, ICAD 2021
  • Sonification of Solar Corona Data, Antolin, P., Boehringer, J., Pietruszewski, M., Bowers, J., Hogg, B., Newbold, J., Sharma, G., Vickers, P., Shaw, T. 25 Jun 2021, ICAD 2021
  • Sonifications Sometimes Behave So Strangely, Vickers, P. 2021, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies, New York, London, Bloomsbury Academic
  • The Many Ways of Listening: A Provisional Analysis of Talk in Critical Listening Sessions to Inform the Research Agenda of Sonification, Boehringer, J., Bowers, J., Vickers, P., Shaw, T., Sharma, G., Hogg, B., Pietruszewski, M., Newbold, J. 25 Jun 2021, ICAD 2021
  • 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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: Invited panel member for plenary session, Q&A open discussion, and debate on Arts, Science and Technology 2021
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: ICAD 2021: The 26th International Conference on Auditory Display 2021
  • Examination: PhD Examination 2020
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Shared Perceptual Spaces in the Sciences and the Arts 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Sonification and sonic interaction design for space 2019
  • Examination: PhD Examination 2019
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: ICAD 2019: The 25th International Conference on Auditory Display 2019
  • Examination: DPhil Examination 2018
  • Examination: PhD Examination 2017
  • Examination: PhD Examination 2016

  • Mohammed Al Mahri Employees' Information Security Awareness and Behavioural Intentions in Higher Education Institutions in Oman Start Date: 19/03/2013 End Date: 24/10/2018
  • Helen Gibson The Use of Node-Attributes to Drive Graph Layout and Analysis via Interactive Dimension Reduction Start Date: 20/09/2011 End Date: 22/05/2014
  • Mohamed Debashi Interactive Sonification of Network Traffic to Support Cyber Security Situational Awareness Start Date: 10/03/2014 End Date: 07/11/2018
  • Holger Ballweg Ways of Guided Listening: Embodied approaches to the design of interactive sonifications Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 16/09/2019
  • Masooma Masooma Interactive Sonification for Monitoring and Tuning Database Performance Start Date: 09/07/2018 End Date: 14/08/2021

  • 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

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