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
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.
- Member of the British Computer Society
- Fellow of the Institute of Physics
- Member of Optica