Mark d’Inverno is professor of computer science and Pro-Warden (International) at Goldsmiths, University of London. He holds an MA in Mathematics and an MSc in Computation from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from University College London: “Agents, Agency and Autonomy”. He was Pro-Warden Research and Enterprise from 2013 to 2016 and Head of the Department of Computing from 2007 to 2011 which pioneered interdisciplinary research and new programmes (Digital Arts Computing, Music Computing and Creative Computing) at the interface of technology and creative practice leading to a new online BSc in Computer Science will launch next April in with University of London Worldwide and Coursera. He has led a range of research projects at the intersection of computer science and artificial intelligence with creative activity, design, music, culture and learning and has published extensively. He is Chair of the Advisory Board for the EPSRC Programme Grant FAST, co-founder and member of the UK’s Practice Research Advisory Group (PRAG UK) and a member of the REF 2021 Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel. In 2015 he was co-chair of the Special Track on AI and Arts at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. He is a critically acclaimed jazz pianist in the UK and over 30 years has led a variety of successful bands in a range of different musical genres such as the Mark d’Inverno Quintet.
About Goldsmiths: Goldsmiths is one of the world’s leading institutions for the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and is currently in the top 50 institutions in the world for a range of subjects including performing arts, art and design, media, anthropology and sociology. It has a rich heritage of producing alumni that have had a significant and lasting impact on the UK’s Creative Industries with alumni including Mary Quant, Steve McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Anthony Gormley, Adrian Sutton, James Blake and Damien Hirst.