Robin is a Senior Lecturer in Computing and a member of the Centre for Research in Computing, where he is a coordinator for the Music Computing theme. He is interested in music computing applications that combine statistical techniques such as Markov Chains with novel user interfaces. He is also involved in the development of shared touchable interfaces, as a way of exploring the social aspects of collaborative creativity. To date this has been in the context of music, and climate change education, but he is also interested in its role in housing planning negotiations.
His other main research interest is in the field of Requirements Engineering. In particular, he has developed an approach called Composition Frames. This is an extension to the Problem Frames approach of Professor Michael Jackson and deals with the dynamic composition of software in a requirements-centric way.
Please feel free to contact him if you wish to discuss any aspects of his work. He is particularly open to exploring interdisciplinary areas, and keen to hear from prospective PhD students.From time to time the OU has funding for Full-time PhD studentships, and Part-time, self-funded study is also possible.