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Dr Claire Rocks

Claire is an Reader in the Department of Computer Science and has the role of Director of Undergraduate Studies. She is also a member of the Artificial Intelligence and Human-Centred Computing Group and has a particular interest in Computer Science Education.

Claire teaches a broad range of modules, having been the main designer and developer of four of them: Level 6 Mobile Robotics and the Degree Apprenticeship modules in Data Visualisation, Project Management, and the Work Based Project. She is also a co-convenor for an Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) module, Creating Digital Futures - this module offers Warwick students the opportunity to work in diverse interdisciplinary teams in response to a digital innovation competition brief set by Warwick’s incubator ‘Creative Features’ in partnership with the Student Enterprise Fund. Claire is also a WIHEA Alumni and WIE Foundation Fellow.

Claire is responsible for Outreach in the Department and was Co-Investigator on Play Code Share - a project that brings together Computer Science and the Arts to teach computing in a creative and playful way.

Claire was awarded a PhD in Space Robotics in 2006 from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. As part of her research she worked on the Beagle 2 Mars Lander, and took part in many outreach activities including Research Councils UK (RCUK)’s Researchers in Residence programme and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)’s NOISE scheme. Claire even appeared twice on Channel 4’s Scrapheap Challenge Road Show.

Following her PhD Claire managed the award winning EPSRC-funded project Walking with Robots. She has also preiously worked with the Bloodhound LSR team and managed FameLab, an international competition to identify, train and mentor researchers and aspiring science communicators wishing to engage public audiences with their work. During this time she worked closely with both the British Council and NASA

Room CS3.36
Computer Science
University of Warwick
Coventry, UK CV4 7AL

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