October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: David Arnold


David Arnold

Dean of Faculty
University of Brighton
Faculty of management and Information Science
Watts Building, Lewes Rd.
Moulescoomb Brighton
DN2 4GJ United Kingdom

Professor David Arnold is Dean of the Faculty of Management and Information Systems and Professor of Computing Science at the University of Brighton, UK. Prof Arnold has a 30-year career of research in the design of interactive computer graphics systems and their applications in architecture, engineering, cartography, scientific visualisation, health and most recently cultural heritage. David is coordinator of a Network of Excellence called EPOCH under the EC Framework 6 program (contract No 507382). This focuses on the interaction between technology and cultural heritage and brings together 83 partners, with professionals applying IT to monuments sites and museums, archaeologists, conservators, policy makers and visitor centre managers. Professor Arnold was educated at the University of Cambridge with an MA in Engineering and Computer Science and a PhD in Architecture. Following a brief spell at the Royal Naval Engineering College, he moved to the University of East Anglia, Norwich England for 24 years, where he was Dean of Information Systems, and led the University's contributions to a number of projects in European Framework programs. He is now an Honorary Professor at UEA. David was the last "international region representative" on the Council of the US-based Association for Computing Machinery (the oldest and largest professional society in Computing). He is also a past Chair of the European Association for Computer Graphics (EUROGRAPHICS), and. a long term member of ACM's Special Interest Group in Graphics (SIGGRAPH). He is a fellow of EUROGRAPHICS and the British Computer Society and was Chief Editor for Computer Graphics Forum. Prof Arnold worked in international standards for 10 years and was convenor of ISO TC97/SC24/WG3 on Metafiles and Interfaces. He has run around 30 international conferences and other events and is currently on the Council of the UK Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM).

David will present Life 1.5: Creating A Task Based Reward Structure In Second Life To Encourage And Direct User Created. [Paper]
David will present Producing Interactive Digital Media Based Exhibitions to Engage Students with Cultural Heritage: Brighton Fishing Museum, A Case Study. [Paper]