Dave Cliff

Professor of Computer Science / Academic Director for TQC, University of Bristol

Dave Cliff is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, UK. He has previously held professorial faculty roles at the University of Southampton, UK; and at the MIT AI Lab, Cambridge, USA. He also worked for several years in industry, as a Department Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs Europe, and as a Trader and Director on the Foreign Exchange Complex Risk Desk at Deutsche Bank London. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leeds, and MA and PhD degrees in Cognitive Science from the University of Sussex. In 2013 he presented and co-wrote a prize-winning one-hour science documentary for BBC TV. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He likes to climb mountains.