Dr. Troy Kaighin Astarte (call them ‘Troy’) joined Swansea as a lecturer (enhanced teaching focus) in October 2021. Troy’s research lies mainly in two areas to date: history of computer science, and formal aspects of computing.
Research is taking a back seat for now while Troy gets stuck into teaching and supervision, which they deeply love!
Troy is associated with various communities, including the British Society for the History of Mathematics (where they are a council member and webmaster), and the Newcastle University Historic Computing Committee. They are keen to open up Swansea’s History of Computing Collection for object-centred research and teaching. Troy is a member of the PROGRAMme interdisciplinary research group which takes a historical, philosophical, and technical look at the question “What is a program?”
As an agender person (pronouns: they/them) Troy is committed to EDI and improving computing’s lacklustre performance in this area.