Department of Computer Science

Andrew Tuson

Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow

Photo of Dr Andrew Tuson Dr Andrew Tuson
Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow
Room: A309A
Department of Computer Science
School of Informatics
City University
London EC1V OHB
tel: +44 20 7040 8164
fax: +44 20 7040 8845

Contacting Me

I am no longer employed at City University London.

Questions regarding applying to a computing course at City University London should be directed to the Programmes Office at 020 7040 8406.

If you are a current student, the Programmes Office/your Course Officer should be able to direct you to the advice you need in the first instance.

David Chan is the point of contact for all Centre for Information Leadership business.

Otherwise please contact the School of Informatics office 020 7040 8800.

Short Biography

While at City University London, I was the academic lead for City's interdisciplinary Centre for Information Leadership that aims to develop the future information leaders (CIOs, CTOs) and conduct research in support of them. As part of this, I directed the Master of Information Leadership: an executive masters for aspiring information leaders.

I also hold professional membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

I was formerly the Assistant Dean (Student Recruitment) for the School of Informatics at City University London (from March 2010 - Feb 2011) and the Head of the Department of Computing (July 2007 - Feb 2010).

Originally educated as a chemist (MA Chemistry, 2:1, Oxford, 1995), I then changed direction to undertake research in artificial intelligence (AI) and studied for a MSc (with distinction, 1996) and a PhD at Edinburgh University's former AI department under Dr Peter Ross, from where he graduated in July 2000. I completed (with distinction, 2008) an MBA in Higher Education Management at the Institute of Education, University of London.

I have authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers, of which 8 are in international journals, and completed one DERA-funded research grant, and a EPSRC/DERA-funded research grant, as well as a CASE award with DERA. I am the main supervisor for two completed PhD students (Gong, Parkinson).

My research interests focus on information leadership, especially issues around the development of CIOs and the role of HE in the information society and educating future IT professionals. Additionally, research in the development of methodologies for the principled design of neighbourhood search and evolutionary optimisers, and their applications.

I write a personal blog on Information Leadership, the IT Industry and Higher Education's role in the Information Society.

You can find me on twitter (@andrewtuson). I also have a profile on Linkedin.

I have a strong press profile, in the area of IT skills, professionalism and information leadership.

Selected Publications

  1. R. Jensen, A. Tuson and Q. Shen (2010). Extending Propositional Satisfiability to Determine Minimal Fuzzy-Rough Reducts, pp.1-8. IEEE Conference on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE. (ISBN 978-1-4244-6919-2, DOI 10.1109/FUZZY.2010.5584470).
  2. A. McFarlane and A. Tuson (2009), Local Search: A Guide for the Information Retrieval Practitioner, Information Processing and Management, 45, pp. 159-174, (ISSN: 0306-4573).
  3. T. Gong and A. L. Tuson (2008), Forma Analysis of Particle Swarm Optimization for Permutation Problems, Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications (Special Issue on Particle Swarms: The Second Decade), (DOI:10.1155/2008/587309).
  4. T. Gong and A. L. Tuson (2008), Particle Swarm Optimization for Quadratic Assignment Problems – A Forma Analysis Approach, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (Special Issue on Particle Swarm Optimization), 4(3), (ISSN 0973-1873)
  5. A. L. Tuson (2006). Forma Analysis of Permutation Random Keys. The 3rd IEEE Conference on Intelligent Systems, pp. 170 - 175, IEEE. (ISBN 1-4244-01996-8, DOI 10.1109/IS.2006.348412).

A Last Word

" soon as we started programming, we found that to our surprise that it wasn`t as easy to get programs right as we thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realised that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs..."

Maurice Wilkes discovers debugging, 1949.