Professor Roy Ruddle CEng FBCS CITP

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Whernside Whernside

A winter's day on Whernside

Chihuly museum

Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

Painted Hills

Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds

Old Faithful

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

I am Professor of Computing, and a member of the School of Computing's Applied Computing in Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) and Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) research themes. I also helped to create and work within the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), where I lead the EPSRC-funded QuantiCode project.

My research focuses on:

If you are interested in doing a PhD in any of the above topics then I would be delighted to hear from you. I welcome applications from students who are sponsored, self-funded or currently without funding (the School offers a variety of scholarships).

A brief history: I worked in industry for PAFEC Ltd, Prime Computer, Datel Technology, and Evans and Sutherland, mostly in research and development software engineering positions. Prior to coming to Leeds I spent seven years as a researcher in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, where I also completed my PhD. In 2008 I was awarded a Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which I spent studying navigation in real and virtual spaces with Prof. Heinrich Buelthoff at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. I am also Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments.

Contact Details

Post: School of Computing, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, LS2 9JT

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1711 (direct)

Fax: +44 (0)113 343 5468

Email: r.a.ruddle AT Leeds

Cyberwalk treadmill
The Cyberwalk omni-directional treadmill at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Powerwall pathology
Leeds Virtual Microscope showing a gigapixel cancer slide on our 54-million pixel Powerwall
Pyrenees on the Powerwall
A Pyrenees terrain model, used to study collaborative navigation