Professor Gordon Love

Professor Gordon Love


I am the Head of the School of Computing. I joined Leeds in July 2023. 

Prior to joining Leeds I was at Durham University where I took on a number of leadership roles including Head of the Department of Computer Science and being Deputy Head of the Faculty of Science (equivalent to being a Pro Dean at Leeds). 


  • Head of School

Research interests

My research involves optics, imaging, and displays. My background is in physics although currently my work is extremely interdisciplinary and I sit in a space which is a mixture of being a computer scientist, engineer, physicist, and even psychologist.

A common theme to my work has been adaptive and adaptable optics with a specific focus on liquid crystal devices and lenses. My early work was aimed at astronomy and large telescopes, before I diversified into biosciences and more recently vision science and virtual reality.

I have worked with colleagues in engineering, physics, computer science, psychology, maths, biosciences and even geography. My work has been returned to 3 different REF panels over my career - physics, engineering, and most recently computer science.

My latest work involves the optics of the eye - I am interested in the mechanisms behind how the eye focusses light which has important ramifications for VR displays.

I work with colleagues in the Computational Science and Engineering Theme and the Soft Matter Group in Phyics.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Professional memberships

  • Member of the British Computer Society
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • Member of Optica