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Dr Ronald Grau

School/Department: Computer Science & Mathematics
Position: Honorary Appointment


Ronald Grau is currently a Senior Researcher at Kingston University London, where he works on the European FP7 project SIAM (Security Impact Assessment Measures) as a co-investigator. This projects seeks to establish a wide range of measures for evaluating security technology and its impact on society, and make these measures accessible through a computational knowledge system.

Ronald is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, where he obtained his DPhil in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in 2009. At Sussex, he collaborates with members of the Representational Systems Lab in the School of Informatics and Engineering, and is involved in research on knowledge systems and representation design, complex multi-dynamic (CMD) processes, diagrammatic representation and reasoning, and the development of methods and tools for the support of computational scientific discovery.

After his doctorate, Grau worked as a Research Fellow at Sussex University, developing graphics virtualization technologies together with industrial partners. For many years, Grau has also been a project manager, trainer, IT consultant and systems analyst in commercial projects, involving a wide range of technologies and applications, including knowledge integration, e-learning and business intelligence.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2004 - 2009 Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence - D.Phil
  • 1999 - 2004 Informatics and Digital Media - German First-class Hons. equiv. (w. Distinction)

Research Interests

Knowledge Systems and Modeling, Human Cognition, Representation Design, Computational Scientific Discovery


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