Professor Tom Rodden announced as EPSRC’s Deputy CEO

Professor Tom Rodden, School of Computer Science, has been appointed as the Deputy CEO of the EPSRC, a new position created to work alongside CEO Professor Philip Nelson.

Professor Rodden is currently Professor of Computing and Director of Research for the Faculty of Science, and will join the EPSRC on a secondment. He takes up his role from 18 April 2016 for a two-year appointment and will continue with some research commitments at the University during this time.

Tom Rodden is a Professor of Interactive Computing and Director of Research for the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham. His research brings together a range of human and technical disciplines, technologies and techniques to tackle the human and technical challenges involved in ubiquitous computing and the increasing use of personal data. He leads the Mixed Reality Laboratory and founded and currently co-directs the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute. He has previously directed the EPSRC Equator IRC, a national interdisciplinary research collaboration exploring the place of digital interaction in our everyday world. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the ACM and was elected to the ACM SIGCHI Academy in 2009.

Professor Philip Nelson said: “I am delighted that Professor Rodden is joining EPSRC in this new position. His knowledge of EPSRC and his standing within the wider academic and business communities will be invaluable during the challenging period ahead.”

Professor Rodden said: “I am delighted and honoured to be joining EPSRC as Deputy CEO. I am looking forward to working closely with colleagues across the UK research community to create an environment that delivers world class research.”

For more information, visit the EPSRC website.

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