Prof Pat Pearce
Professor Emeritus Patricia D Pearce, BSc, MSc, PhD, MBCS, CITP
Professor of Computing
1995 Academician - International Informatization Academy, Moscow (1995 - )
1981 MBCS British Computer Society - exemption by experience
1976 PhD (Computing), University of Southampton
1968 MSc (Numerical Sciences), University of Southampton
1967 BSc (Hons) (Mathematics), 1st class, University College of North Wales, Bangor
**** ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2007 -2009 Deputy Dean (Faculty of Technology)
2003- 2009 Associate Dean(Learning & Teaching)
1993 Professorial Appointment
1992-2003 Head of School of Computing, University of Plymouth
1985-92 Head of School/Department of Computing, Polytechnic South West/Plymouth Polytechnic
1983-85 Principal Lecturer, School of Information Systems Design, Kingston Polytechnic
1978-83 Senior Lecturer, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Kingston Polytechnic
1974-78 Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics, Kingston Polytechnic
1972-74 Lecturer II, School of Mathematics, Kingston Polytechnic
1971-72 Lecturer I, School of Mathematics, Kingston Polytechnic
**** FULL-TIME INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
1970 Computing Service, Surrey University
1981 MBCS British Computer Society - exemption by experience
British Computer Society, Accreditation Team, member(1995-)
Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM), member (1987 - ), Council Member 1991 - 1994.
Roles on external bodies
Interactivity Limited - Spin out company from University of Plymouth, MD (1998 - )
Conference of Professors and Heads of Computing, (1993 - )
**** PAST COMMITTEES/GROUPS
Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM), member (1987 - 2009 ), Council Member 1991 - 1994.
Smart South West, Non Executive Director,(2002 - 2003)
British Computer Society, Accreditation Team, member(1995-2009)
AIIS - Alliance for Information Systems Skills (1996 - 1998)EPSRC - College Member in the IT and Computer Science Programme Area (1995 - 1997)
Chairman of Committee of Conference of Professors and Heads of Computing, 1995 - 1997.
Committee of Conference of Professors and Heads of Computing, 1993 - 1998.
Committee of Heads of Computing in Polytechnics, member 1991 - 1993.
Chairman of Joint Council of Heads of Computing and Heads of Mathematical Sciences in Polytechnics and Colleges of Higher Education, 1988 - March 1991.
PCFC 04 Advisory Group, member 1989 - 92.
Women into Information Technology(WIT), Steering Committee 1987-1989 and Returner Working Party, Member 1989 - 1990.
Women in Computing (WiC) - member - early & mid 1990s
CNAA Overseas Link Scheme, Member, 1987.
**** PAST INDIVIDUAL
mid 1990s Professorial Appointments,University of West of England
1996, Future directions for Faculty, University of Bath
St Dunstan's Abbey School, governor (1992 - 1997)
My teaching interests focus on curriculum development and the link between vocational education and research.
Staff serving as external examiners
**** RESEARCH DEGREES
University of Westminster PhD (1995)
**** TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE
2004-2008, MSc Computer Science and Internal and Distributed Systems, University of Aberystwyth
2005-2008, MSc Information Systems, University of Brighton
2002-2006, MSc Information Systems Engineering, University of Cardiff
1996-2000, MSc Modular Masters in Technology Management - SE Asia, University of Staffordshire
1991-1994, MBA Information Systems Management, Bournemouth University
1991-1993, MSc Computing, De Montfort University
1997-2003, BSc Computer Science (Integrated) (IBM Linked)then other Computing degrees, University of Portsmouth.
Sept 1994 - Dec 1996, BSc (Hons) Computing, University of Birmingham
1993-1996, BSc (Hons) Computer Studies, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) Information Systems for Business, University of Glamorgan .
1990-1993, BSc (Hons) & BSc Degree in Technology Management, University of Staffordshire
1987-1990, BSc Computing (Part-time Degree) GLOSCAT
**** INTERNAL RESEARCH STUDENT EXAMINED
2004 Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
My research is now very applied and strongly focussed towards business objectives through Interactivity Limited.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Hicks PhD 1984
Fairhall MPhil 1990
Hallihan MPhil 7/92
De la Pascua MPhil 7/92
Culverhouse PhD 5/94
Bennett PhD 5/95
Watkins PhD 6/96
Clayman PhD - UCL - mid 1990s
Grants & contracts
**** DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
SEED. Member of Science and Computing Group (representative from Computing) who attracted £248,200 for SEED (Science Education Enhancement and Development) funded by HEFCE, 1997-1999.
Kharkov, Ukraine. Holder of £20,000 Foreign Office (know-how) grant to link with Kharkov State University of Radio Electronics transfer market skills to the Ukraine in financial services and small business stimulation through a program of visits and academic links. 1991-1993. A European Space Agency project supported this work with a satellite link.
European Social Fund and TEED funding for HNC IT and BIT courses.
Erasmus funded visit of 40 senior academics to study IT education in France and Germany in 1988 with HMI.
**** RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Jagodzinski A P, Pearce P D, Wittamore K. AAMECO, To investigate what constitutes company culture and to determine the feasibility of developing and implementing a practical cultural change method. 1993 - 1994, £40,000, DTI.
Pearce P D, Jagodzinski A P, Wittamore K. DESTINY To develop prototype methods and software tools for organisation structure analysis and the professional relations index including testing, validation and dissemination, £180,000. DTI.
Pearce P D, Hughes D R, Maull R S. SERC/DTI (Teaching Company), Reduction and Adherence to Delivery Times for Paper Converting Equipment, £155,392, 1989 - 94.
Hughes D R, Jagodzinski A P, Pearce P D. SERC/ACME, Specifications of a designer's toolbox for electronicdesign, three years, £194,000 and £50,000 Software Donation from Racal Redac, 1988.
Pearce P D. NAB Intelligent Systems, three research assistants employed for three years to form, with six supervisors, an inter-disciplinary team to investigate "An Engineer's Design Assistant", £98,000 + £30,000 with Professor J St B Evans. 1985 - 1988.
Royal Society Travel Grant
**** INTERACTIVITY LTD.
Jagodzinski A P, Pearce P D, CAST (Cognitive Accuracy and Speed Test), £45,000, DTI grant to Interactivity Ltd., 1999 – 2001.
Creative practice & artistic projects
At the "Week-end of Invention" in 1993, I led a group and published a report which has influenced local thinking on "Webways" or "Museums for fun and enlightenment".
**** TEACHING RELATED
Pearce P D, Women in IT Special- The role of Universities, IMIS Journal, March 1998 pp 7-9.
Virgo P, Beech C, Pearce P D. Women into Computing: Selected papers. The Women into Information Technology (WIT) Campaign. Eds Lovegrove G and Pearce P D Segal B, Springer-Verlag. 1991, pp 276 - 285.
Bull R J, Pearce P D, Kalmus D, Butler D J. Education for Information Technology: The Polytechnic View. Information Technology and Public Policy, 8 (3), 182-188.1990.
Dixon M, Jagodzinski A P, Pearce P D. Software Support for Management Consultants: An Integrated Quantitative and Qualitative Tool, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology, Florida, February 1998.
Pearce P D, Jagodzinski A P, Dixon M, Wittamore K, Lovitsky V A. Organisational Analysis Tools. Proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Management of Technology, Miami, Florida February 1996.
Pearce P D, Jagodzinski A P, Dixon M, Wittamore K, Lovitsky V A, Mulhall D, Clark D, Lewis D M, Shepherd P M. People in Changing Business Processes. Proceedings of the European Conference on Management of Technology, Aston University, Birmingham, July 1995. pp 812 - 814.
Pearce P D, Jagodzinski A P, Dixon M, Wittamore K, Mulhall D, Clarke D V, Lewis D M, Shepard P M, Lovitsky V A. Destiny and organisational issues. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing and Hybrid Automation, Manchester, UK, July, 1994. pp 230 - 233.
Pearce P D, Jagodzinski A P, Wittamore K, Mulhall D, Clarke D V, Lewis D M, Shepherd P M, Lovitsky V A, Diagnosing Organisational Structures by Destiny. Proc of Fourth International Conference on Management of Technology, Florida,USA, 1994, pp 793 - 802. 1994.
Weaver A M, Childe S J, Maull R S, Pearce P D. Selection Criteria for Analysis Methods Used to Improve the Manufacturing Process in a Make-to-Order Company. Proc of Fourth International Conference on Management of Technology, Florida, USA. 1994, pp 844 - 853.
Childe S J, Hallihan A J, De La Pascau G P, Maull R S,
Pearce P D. Productivity improvements in a make to order company. 4th International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research, Miami, Florida, USA, 1993.
Pearce P D, Lovitsky V A. Artificial intelligence and software. Journal of Scientific Production of Software, 130-142. 1992.
Pearce P D, Lovitsky V A. Automating software design system - DESTA. AAAI-92 Workshop n Automating Software Design, Palo Atto, California, California: NASA. 99-104. 1992.
Baker K A, Ball L, Culverhouse P, Dennis J,Evans J, Jagodzinski A P, Pearce P D, Scothern D, Venner G. Psychologically based intelligent design aid. Intelligent CADSystems III. Texel, Netherlands, Springer Verlag, 21-39, 1991.
Baker D K, Ball L J, Culverhouse P F, Dennis I, Evans J St B T, Jagodzinski A P, Pearce P D, Scothern D G C, Venner G M. A process oriented approach to an intelligent design aid. Second International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IEA/AIE-89), Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1989.
Pearce P D. The Introduction of a Computer-based Tool for Solving Mathematical Problems Analytically to an Undergraduate Course. SIGSAM Bulletin, and the Technology Theme of ICME5 Australia, 1984.
Pearce P D, Hicks R J. Data Structures and Execution Times of Algebraic Mode Programs for REDUCE. SIGSAM Bulletin, Vol. 17, no 1, 1983.
Pearce P D, Hicks R J. The Application of Algebraic Optimisation Techniques to Algebraic Mode Programs for REDUCE. SIGSAM Bulletin, Vol 15, no 4, 1981.
Pearce P D, Hicks R J. The Optimisation of User Programs for an Algebraic Manipulation System. Proceedings of the 1981 ACM Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Snowbird, Utah, 1981.
Reports & invited lectures
Pearce P D, Jagodzinski A P, Dixon D, Wittamore K, Lovitsky V A, Mulhall D, Clark D, Lewis D M, Shepherd P M. People in Business Processes. Proceedings of 5th International Forum on Technology Management ESPOO, Finland 5-8 June 1995.
Pearce P D, Jagodzinski A P, Wittamore K Destiny Mulhall D, Clarke D, Lewis D M, Shepherd P M, Lovitsky V A. Destiny -Understanding How People Really Work in Manufacturing Organisations, IEE Colloquium/Workshop on "Management of Change". 1994.
Childe S J, Hallihan A J, De La Pascua G P, Maull R S, Pearce P D. Productivity improvements in a make to order company. 4th International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research, Miami, Florida, USA. 1993.
Optimisation of Algebraic Manipulation, University of Bath, Spring 1981
Optimisation of Algebraic Manipulation, University of Cambridge, September 1980
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES AND WORKING PARTIES
**** AT RETIREMENT IN 2009
• University Committees:-
Teaching & Learning Committee
Quality Network (QEEU organised)
Marketing & Communications Strategy Group
Centre for Sustainable Futures Curriculum/Strategy Forum
University of Plymouth Colleges Faculty Board
• Faculty of Technology Committees:-
Chair - Faculty Marketing and Recruitment Committee
Chair - Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee
Chair - Faculty International Recruitment Committee
Faculty Undergraduate Marketing Recruitment and Admissions Committee
Faculty Laboratory and IT Committee
Past - Research/Teaching Related
Professorial Appointments Committee
Information Services Committee
Quality Audit Committee
Faculty IT Committee (chair)
School of Computing:-
School Executive (chair)
School Research Committee (chair)
Award Boards (chair)
Past - Management Related
Equal Opportunities Committee
Race Equality Working Group (REWG)
Management Information Services Committee
Timetable Policy and Advisory Group
Appraisal Working Party
Senior Management Development Working Party
**** PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES
• I have represented the Faculty of Technology in student recruitment in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan and Cyprus.
• As Chair of the Professors and Heads of Computing I have promoted the Subject on numerous occasions in discussion with a variety of groups eg. Foresight Panels, Industrialists, EPSRC, Professional Bodies, Funding Councils.
• As Chair of the Professors and Heads of Computing, I led the debate and meetings, which successfully changed the funding weighting given by HEFCE in about 1996 to Computing from 1.5 (same as Mathematics) to 2.0 (same as Engineering).
• I have promoted the work of Universities on the Alliance for Information System Skills (AISS). I represented the Universities at a meeting and dinner in London with the DfEE/DTI to address the Skills Issue with the minister (then Baroness Blackstone).
• I have spoken on the issue of Women in IT and shared a platform at the DTI London with Barbara Roche MP.
• I have judged a number of Awards: BCS Annual Awards 1998, Duchy of Cornwall Awards (96, 97 & 99), UoP Great Egg Race.
• I have spoken at School Speech Days and Careers Events – promoting the University to both parents and pupils.
• I have been interviewed for Silicon.com’s “Women in IT” series.
• I have spoken on local radio to promote courses and worked with senior management in International Companies with local interests (eg. London Electricity and SWEB), who rely on our output of quality graduates.
• I represented the University of Plymouth with the Devon and Cornwall Development Bureaux trying to bring SUN Microsystems to Plymouth.
• I promoted the work of the Polytechnics in the House of Commons at PITCOM (Parliamentary Information Technology Committee) on the subject of “Education for IT – the Polytechnic View” and organised a dinner for MPs, Industrialists and the minister (then Jackson).
• I made a response on the House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee Report on IT to Mr Kenneth Warren, Chairman of the Select Committee and to Roger Louth, DTI, who responded to the report and I succeeded in amending the House of Commons statement on Universities.
• I led a team at a University/ City Weekend of Invention (1993). Our topic was “Museums for fun and enlightenment”. Our subsequent presentations and report, called “Webways” has had an impact on city developments.