Dr Hannah Dee

BSc, MA, PhD University of Leeds

Dr Hannah Dee

Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

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Hannah has a BSc in Cognitive Science (1996), an MA in Philosophy (1998) and a PhD in Computing (2005) all from the University of Leeds. She is a women in computing activist: she founded the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, a national conference for women undergraduate and taught MSc students in computer science, in 2008 and has been chair or deputy chair of the event every year since. She was on the committee of BCSWomen 2007-2023. Hannah appeared in the Computer Weekly women in IT top 50 four years running, and was inducted into their "Hall of Fame" in 2018. She was a holder of a Suffrage Science award 2018-2020.  She was awarded the BCS Meritorious Service award for voluntary service across BCS Mid Wales and BCSWomen, 2016.

She has conducted research into applied computer vision, the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows, and student attitudes to the study of computer science. Before coming to Aberystwyth, Hannah held postdoctoral positions in Grenoble (France), Leeds, and Kingston upon Thames. Now her research efforts centre on diversity and student teaching matters.

Note: Hannah is part-time and usually works Monday-Wednesday-Friday.


Module Coordinator

Hannah enjoys teaching and has received several teaching awards since arriving in Aberystwyth:

  • Senior fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA), 2018
  • Student led teaching awards (SLTA), highly commended, technology enhanced learning category, 2016
  • Exemplary Course Awards (ECA), highly commended for Computer Vision, 2015
  • Exemplary Course Awards (ECA), highly commended for Client Side Graphics module, 2014
  • Student led teaching awards (SLTA), highly commended, teaching through technology category, 2013
  • Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching Fellowship (AULTF), 2012

Research Groups

  • Athena SWAN


Arnold, G, Dee, H, Herman, C, Moore, S, Palmer, A & Shah, S 2021, Women in Tech: A practical guide to increasing gender diversity and inclusion. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Seck, A, Dee, H, Smith, W & Tiddeman, B 2020, '3D surface texture analysis of high‐resolution normal fields for facial skin condition assessment', Skin Research and Technology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 169-186. 10.1111/srt.12793
Smith, W, Seck, A, Dee, H, Tiddeman, B, Tenenbaum, J & Egger, B 2020, A Morphable Face Albedo Model. in 2020 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 5010-5019, IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Seattle, United States of America, 14 Jun 2020. 10.1109/CVPR42600.2020.00506
Dee, H, Freixenet, J, Cufi, X, Muntaner Perich, E, Poggioni, V, Marian, M & Milani, A 2020 'Encouraging early mastery of computational concepts through play' arXiv. <https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.03930>
Bell, J & Dee, H 2019 'Leaf segmentation through the classification of edges' arXiv. 10.48550/arXiv.1904.03124
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