— Roy L. Crole M.A. M.Math. Ph.D. (Cambridge), FHEA
Associate Professor in Computer Science and Deputy Head of School
G10 Informatics Building|
Department of Informatics,
University of Leicester,
T: +44 (0)116 252 3404
F: +44 (0)116 252 3604
E: R.Crole at le dot ac dot uk
I attended The Maidstone School for Boys (now Oakwood Park Grammar
School) and Churchill College,
Cambridge. At Cambridge I read the Mathematical Tripos, and received
my MA degree and the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics
(MMath) from the University of
Cambridge. I remained at Churchill College while undertaking
doctoral research, and was supervised by Professor Andrew Pitts at
the University of Cambridge
Computer Laboratory. I received a PhD degree for my thesis
Programming Metalogics with a Fixpoint Type. I then moved
to Imperial College in the
University of London, and conducted one year of postdoctoral research
funded by the ESPRIT project Categorical Logic in Computer
Science. I subsequently obtained an SERC (now EPSRC ) Open Research Fellowship and
remained at Imperial College for a further two years. I was appointed
to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Leicester, in
1994, and currently am an Associate Professor in the School of
I develop the semantic theory, and implementations, of (meta)
languages for programming and computation. At its heart, the idea is
to develop new languages and better understand existing languages by
using rigourous semantics that support development of and reasoning
about programs. My research lies within the theoretical and
mathematical arenas of Computer Science. To find out more please see
the information and links below.
Areas of Expertise:
Category Theory; Categorical Type Theory; Logic; Mechanized Reasoning;
Semantics of Programming Languages.
Research Themes: Here is an
overview of my research, and detailed descriptions of research themes.
Publications, Notes and Articles:
Lecture and Course Material:
You can look at some of my postgraduate and undergraduate
courses and notes.
The Midlands Graduate
The Midlands Graduate School (MGS)
in the Foundations of Computing Science was established in 1999. An
annual Spring School is held over five days during the Easter vacation
period, and comprises a series of courses on introductory, advanced,
and emerging topics in the mathematical foundations of computing. Its
purpose is to educate and train future leaders in Computing
Science. We also run the MGS Christmas seminars, consisting of an
afternoon of research talks by both midlands and invited speakers.
memberships and fellowships.
- Most recently I have taught a Course on Computer Architecture
(MIPS and ARM) with Peer Assisted Learning tutorials. The approach
has led to high achievements and pass rates.
- Modules have included
- In the past I have lectured on Denotational Semantics, Logic
and Discrete Structures, Modal Logic, Operational Semantics,
Theory of Functional Programming, and Practice of Functional
- I regularly supervise third year BSc projects.
- I have held a wide range range of posts within the School,
and also the Faculty of Science (to 2010) and currently the
College of Science and Engineering (2010 onwards).
- Since Summer 2018 I am the Deputy Head of School.
- These positions have included Academic (Teaching and
Learning) Director; Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator; Chair of
the Teaching Committee, and of the Curriculum Committee; Director
of Part Time Teaching; Undergraduate Programmes Director; member
of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, and College
Academic Committee; member of the Board of the Faculty of Science;
member of the Management Committee; and QAA Coordinator.
- I was the School Professional Accreditation Officer for many
years. Our Undergraduate degrees are accredited up to and
including 2023 entry, folllowing a successful 2018 Accreditation