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Dr James Anderson

Department of Computer Science

Research Interests: Transmathematics and transcomputation

Teaching: Fundamentals of Computer ScienceCompilers


I invented transmathematics in 1997. This allows division by zero in a consistent way. I founded the Transmathematica Society in 2014. It will hold its first international conference in 2017. I use transmathematics in the design of computer hardware, compilers, programming languages and algorithms. I supervised the first doctoral and postdoctoral theses in transmathematics, both awarded in 2014, and am happy to supervise postgraduate research.

I have carried out more than £1m of funded research in basic science and applications. I am engaged in international collaborations on transmathematics and infinitely scalable data-flow machines that use transmathematics to achieve extremely high throughput of computations.

I am a Fellow of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT and have the distinction of being the BCS's first Chartered Scientist. I engage in outreach activities to promote the public understanding of science. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to take part in an event.



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+44 (0) 118 378 8616


Polly Vacher  Room 134

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