New Professor In Town

Hamish Carr has now been promoted to Professor of Computer Science, effective August 1, 2020.  This involved a formal application to the University, and being lightly grilled by a Promotions Panel in late October.  But of all the questions asked, the hardest to answer was after the formal decision, when he was asked “What do you want to be a Professor of?”  It took a couple of days to think that one through.  Should it be “Computational Topology”?  “Exascale Visualisation”?  “Visualisation and Computer Graphics”?  “High Performance Graphics”?  And who pays attention to a detail like that anyway?  So in the end, “Computer Science” seemed the best idea.