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Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Martyn Amos is Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University. His popular science book, Genesis Machines: The New Science of Biocomputing, describes his early work on DNA computing, and he later focussed on synthetic biology and nature-inspired computing. His move into crowd science was partly inspired by talking to survivors of the Hillsborough disaster, and his early work in this area developed a method for the detection of crush conditions in computer simulations of crowds. His more recent work has focussed on the perceived realism of computer models of crowds, and on how we might improve crowd evacuation processes.


  • 2018–present
    Professor, Northumbria University


  • 1997 
    University of Warwick, Ph.D Computer Science