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Meurig Beynon



Associate Professor (Reader)


Computer Science
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 7652 3089

Research Interests

Over my career, I have published over 100 refereed research papers detailing my contributions to mathematics (with particular reference to the discovery of the Baker-Beynon duality), to theoretical computer science (including the introduction of a notion of computational equivalence, and its application to the characterisation of boolean functions computable by planar monotone circuits) and to Empirical Modelling, a body of principles and tools that offers an alternative conceptual framework for computing with applications to human-computer interaction, computer graphics and CAD, software development, decision-support, educational technology and humanities computing. For more details, see the links to my research resume and the publications on the Empirical Modelling website.


I am an Emeritus Reader in Computer Science at the University of Warwick, now pursuing research and teaching in Empirical Modelling full-time. I obtained my BSc and PhD in Mathematics at King's College London. Before joining Warwick in 1975, I worked as a research assistant at the Open University, and held an SRC Research Fellowship in Mathematics at University College, Swansea.

Research Projects

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • PhD: Towards Efficacious Groupware Development: An Empirical Modelling approach Date of Completion:2009
  • MSc: C-GRAPH: A case study in the design, implementation and application of a definitive notation Date of Completion:2006
  • MSc: Uncovering Empirical Modelling Date of Completion:2007
  • PhD: Empirical Modelling as a new paradigm for educational technology Date of Completion:2008
  • PhD: Computers for Learning: an Empirical Modelling Perspective Date of Completion:2004
  • PhD: Interaction with meaningful state: implementing dependency on digital computers Date of Completion:2004
  • MSc: Script partitioning in the comprehension and development of Empirical Modelling artefacts Date of Completion:2004
  • PhD: A treatise on modelling with definitive scripts Date of Completion:2002
  • PhD: Before and Beyond Systems: An Empirical Modelling Approach Date of Completion:2003
  • MSc: Modelling for Software System Development: Object-Oriented and Empirical Modelling Perspectives Date of Completion:2003
  • PhD: An Empirical Modelling Approach to Software System Development in Finance: Applications and Prospects Date of Completion:2002

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