|Tom Melham is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Balliol College. For many years, he has worked closely with leading companies in the semiconductor industry on advanced tools and methods for microchip design validation.
Alongside industrial semiconductor design, Melham's research interests include AI and technology in legal services and the justice system, and testing and evaluation of AI-based systems. At Oxford, he co-convenes a unique master's level course in Law and Computer Science. This has led to the establishment of the practice-oriented Oxford LawTech Education Programme for professionals in law firms and government departments. He is the lead technical co-author of a landmark LawtechUK study on online dispute resolution for SMEs.
Tom also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for AI and data science. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2002 and a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2015.