Society has recently assisted the University of Bedfordshire on the appointments of Dr Amar Aggoun and Professor Karen Randell as Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, and Head of the Division of Media Arts and Production, respectively.
Dr Aggoun is currently a Reader in ICT at Brunel University. His main areas of research include 3DTV, video signal processing and compression, 3D computer graphics, audio-visual delivery, computer architectures, and computer vision systems.
Professor Randell is currently a Professor of Film and Culture at Southampton Solent University. Karen teaches across undergraduate degree programmes including Culture and Film, Film History, World Cinema and Contemporary Cinemas. Her research interests include images of trauma, Lon Chaney, the war genre, post 9/11 popular culture and issues of gender.