1.08 Jack Cole Building
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SX
Welcome to my website. I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the sunny University of St Andrews in Scotland. Once upon a time I was interested in economics, then various types of networks (wired, wireless, opportunistic, social), but these days I am mostly interested in the intersection of ethics, technology law and privacy. Basically I am interested in lots of things!
Before coming to St Andrews, I was at Dartmouth, along with the actual scientist in our household. Before that, I was a student at UCL and Cambridge. Before that, I grew up in Singapore (and you will find that I use this for many teaching examples if you ever take one of my modules!). And at some point along the way I disappeared from St Andrews for a year to study a wee bit further south.
Answers to common queries:
- If you are interested in doing a PhD with me, see here.
- If you need a reference, see here.
- If you see “computer science” and think that I can help to fix your computer, please look elsewhere! My special powers mean that I can break it without even touching it.
- If you are wondering why I haven’t replied to your e-mail about your doctor’s appointment or purchase order for medical equipment, it is because you are looking for ynhh.org rather than tnhh.org (T is very close to Y on a QWERTY keyboard).
|Mar 16, 2023||I am running nine races this year to raise money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably in memory of a university friend. If you would like to support me, or join me in a race, please visit my JustGiving page. Thanks!|
|Jan 31, 2023||My student Dr Janis Wong has won the Council of Europe’s Stefano Rodotà Award for best data protection PhD thesis. Well done Janis!|
|Nov 3, 2022||Like a number of others, I have found myself migrating from Twitter to the fediverse. I first dabbled in mastodon, but can currently be found on my personal pleroma instance here.|
|Oct 28, 2022||We are holding a workshop on Teaching and Assessing Technology Ethics in St Andrews on 6 Dec. If you are interested in teaching anything to do with ethics and technology, please consider coming!|
|Oct 14, 2022||I spoke at the St Andrews Debating Union Society last night on whether we should have significant restrictions into AI. It was my first attempt at a debate, and unfortunately my side lost. But it was great fun nonetheless!|
|Sep 29, 2022||Had a great time visiting the Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, where I gave a talk on Digitalisation and Responsibilisation. The talk was recorded and will be translated into Polish and placed on YouTube - I am looking forward to hear the finished product!|
|May 13, 2022||Congratulations to Janis Wong on passing her PhD viva (subject to the usual minor corrections).|
|Apr 21, 2022||Pleased to serve on the Programme Committee for UKICER once again - please submit your CS education papers!|
|Apr 19, 2022||Somewhat surprised, but very honoured to have received one of the Student Association teaching awards!|
|Apr 18, 2022||Playing with a new website design, based on al-folio.|