Goldsmiths University of London
Lewisham Way, New Cross
London, London, City of SE14 6NW
44 (0) 20 7919 7171
Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths, University of London is an institution with a rich academic history, known for its creative approach. Its 9,000 students are based on campus in the heart of south east London's New Cross community, studying undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study courses in the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.
Goldsmiths is in the UK's top 25 universities for the quality of its research (Research Excellence Framework, THE research intensity ranking).
It has been recognised as one of the UK's top creative and political universities, as voted for by students (Which? University 2014), and in 2014 was ranked first in London for high quality and helpful staff by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
Courses offered by Goldsmiths University of London
Dr. Rebecca Fiebrink is a Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She creates new technologies for digital music and art, and she designs new ways for humans to interact with computers in creative practice. Much of her current research combines techniques from human-computer interaction, machine learning, and signal processing to allow people to apply machine learning more effectively to new problems, such as the design of new digital musical instruments and gestural interfaces for gaming and health. She is also involved in projects developing rich interactive technologies for digital humanities scholarship, and in designing new approaches to integrating the arts into computer science teaching and outreach. Rebecca is the developer of the Wekinator system for interactive machine learning. She has worked with companies including Microsoft Research, Sun Microsystems Research Labs, Imagine Research (recently acquired by iZotope), and Smule, where she helped to build the #1 iTunes app “I am T-Pain.” An active musician, she has performed regularly with a variety of musical ensembles, including as a laptopist in Sideband, the principal flutist in the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and the keyboardist in the University of Washington computer science rock band “The Parody Bits.” Prior to arriving at Goldsmiths, she held a faculty position at Princeton University.
Mick Grierson is a research-led artist, performer and academic, known for his expertise in audiovisual interaction technologies. Grierson's involvement is central in some of the most noteworthy creative technology installations since 2010 including Christian Marclay's internationally acclaimed “The Clock”, Heart n Soul's “Dean Rodney Singers” (Part of the Paralympics Unlimited Festival), and Science Museum's “From Oramics to Electronica”. In addition, computer games that feature his research have been commissioned by technology companies including Sony Entertainment. Furthermore his audio & visual software has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times by VJs and DJs, and is used by high profile artists and professionals including a large number of professional media artists and application developers.