Professor Alun Preece

Professor Alun Preece

Deputy Head of School, Professor of Intelligent Systems, Co-director of Crime and Security Research Institute

School of Computer Science and Informatics

I am Co-Director of Cardiff University's Crime & Security Research Institute and Deputy Head of the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

I am the UK Academic Technical Area Lead for the US/UK Distributed Analytics and Information Sciences International Technology Alliance (DAIS ITA, 2016-2026) funded by the US & UK Governments and led by IBM, in which I also lead the project Anticipatory Situational Understanding involving a team from Airbus, BAE Systems, IBM, UCL, and UCLA. Previously, I served in the same role for the Network and Information Sciences International Technology Alliance (NIS ITA, 2006-2016). 

I obtained my BSc and PhD in computer science from Swansea, after which I spent five post-doctoral years in Canada (at Concordia University, Montréal) and France (at the University of Savoie, Chambéry). Returning to the UK in 1994, I spent 13 years at the University of Aberdeen in Computing Science. In December 2007 I joined Cardiff University as Professor of Intelligent Systems and Director of Research in the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

My research focuses on techniques for information provisioning and decision-support in complex environments centred on human-computer collaboration and human-machine teams. 

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