University of Leicester


STAFF — Roy L. Crole  M.A. M.Math. Ph.D. (Cambridge), FIMA, FBCS, FHEA

Associate Professor in Computer Science
KE521 Ken Edwards Building
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
LE1 7RH.

T: +44 (0)116 252 3404
F: +44 (0)116 252 3604
E: R.Crole at le dot ac dot uk

  • Biography 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 currently am an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Leicester.
  • Research 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.

  • Teaching

    • 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.
    • !!!! My book Semantic Computer Architecture is in preparation and due for publication by C.U.P. Details to follow! !!!!

    • Long running historical modules have included
    • In the past I have lectured on Denotational Semantics, Logic and Discrete Structures, Game Theory (MSc), Modal Logic, Operational Semantics, Theory of Functional Programming, Practice of Functional Programming and Study Skills and Professional Practice (BSc).
    • I regularly supervise third year BSc projects.
  • Administration

    • I am currently the Director of Admissions and Recruitment for the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, having held this post since 2022 (with the same role in Computing since 2020). I chair the Admissions and Recruitment Committee. I am also a member of the School Management Group, and represent the School at the London Mathematical Society.
    • 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). From Summer 2018 to 2021 I was Deputy Head of School.
    • My previous positions have included leadership roles such as Academic (Teaching and Learning) Director; Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator; Chair of the Teaching Committee, and of the Curriculum Committee; 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; Director of Part Time Teaching; and QAA Coordinator. I've been actively involved in, sometimes chairing, a large range of School and University working groups, and held a number of other School positions over many years.
    • I was the School Professional Accreditation Officer from 1998 to 2018. Our Undergraduate degrees are accredited up to and including 2023 entry, folllowing a successful 2018 Accreditation visit. I led the 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 visits, and supported the 2018 visit.
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