|Position in department||Director of Undergraduate Studies
|E-mail||eden (non Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk)
|Telephone||2677 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)
Member of the Foundations and Applications Research Group
Dr Eden is a computer scientist at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex and a software design and programming advisor. In the past he served as the associate editor of Minds and Machines, chaired of the software engineering diploma programme in Tel Aviv College of Management, and held posts in Tel Aviv University, Israel Institute of Technology—Technion, Uppsala University, and Concordia University.
Dr Eden's research is concerned with disruptive technologies and the application of original thought to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary questions in software engineering, artificial intelligence, the philosophy of computer science, and future studies. His publications include the book Codecharts about software modelling and visualization; the philosophy of computer science entry in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (co-authored with Raymond Turner); an edited volume Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment; and scholarly journal and conference papers in three among the eleven Top Publications - Software Systems category, including the recipient of ASE's Most Influential Paper award in 2011, as well as some columns in professional magazines. His research is/was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Science Foundation (ESF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Eshkol Fund, among others.
- object-oriented programming, design, and modelling
- software design theory and practice
- tool support in object-oriented design, verification and visualisation
- artificial intelligence/machine learning, the future of computing
- philosophy of computer science
See also: staff research interests by category)