skip to content

Department of Computer Science and Technology

Pictured above, from left to right: Alice Hutchings, Neel Krishnaswami, Cengiz Oztireli, Hatice Gunes, Rafal Mantiuk and Rob Mullins.

Congratulations to the six members of this Department who have been promoted as Professor!

The University runs a rigorous and competitive Senior Academic Promotion process. We are delighted that in the 2022-23 process, six of our colleagues have been promoted. 

Dr Alice Hutchings has been promoted from Associate Professor to Professor. Alice is part of the Security Research Group here. She is also Director of the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, an interdisciplinary initiative combining expertise from computer science, criminology, and law, which takes a data-driven approach to improving our understanding of criminal activity and developing robust identifiers and evidence of criminal behaviour. 

Also receiving a Professorial promotion is University lecturer Dr Neel Krishnaswami. Neel's research interests lie at the intersection of program verification; programming language design; and logic, semantics and type theory.

University Senior Lecturer Dr Cengiz Oztireli has been promoted to Professor. Cengiz develops algorithms and systems in the areas of computer graphics, vision, and machine learning. "My goal is to have a form of digital visual reality and visual data representations that are easy to understand, generate, and experience," he says.  

There are also Professorial promotions for Hatice Gunes, Rafal Mantiuk and Robert Mullins.

Hatice Gunes is a Professor of Affective Intelligence and Robotics here. Her expertise is in the areas of affective computing and social signal processing cross-fertilising research in multimodal interaction, computer vision, signal processing, machine learning and social robotics.

She has published over 125 papers in these areas, with most recent works on lifelong learning for facial expression recognition, fairness, and affective robotics.

Rafal Mantiuk is Professor of Graphics and Displays here. His research interests are in applied visual perception; high dynamic range imaging; display algorithms; machine learning for image synthesis; tone-mapping; video coding for new display technologies; image and video quality metrics; visibility metrics; virtual reality and low-level perception; computational photography; computational displays; novel display technologies; colour; perception in computer graphics; novel image and video representations (beyond 2D); psychophysics; and modelling visual perception with machine learning.

Rob Mullins is Professor in Computer Architecture here. His current research is focused in the area of efficient and secure machine learning, hardware accelerators for machine learning, computer architecture and open-source chip design. He is a founder and director of lowRISC, a not-for-profit company using collaborative engineering to develop and maintain open-source silicon designs and tools.

He was also a founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the UK charity that promotes the study of computer science and electronics at the school level.

Congratulations to all six on their promotions!

Published by Rachel Gardner on Monday 19th June 2023