Dr. Phil Legg is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), UK. His research interests cover a variety of CS topics, most notably in the areas of Data Visualization, Visual Analytics, Cyber Security and Machine Learning. Other research interests also include Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Human-Computer Interaction. He has over 10 years experience of delivering academic research and teaching, and has worked on a number of collaborative research projects across medical, sport, and cyber-security domains.

At UWE Bristol, he is a member of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, the Artificial Intelligence Group and the Cyber Security Research Unit. Before joining UWE Bristol, previous positions had been held at Cardiff University, Swansea University, and University of Oxford.

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Current Research Activity:

Enhanced Personal Situational Awareness

How can we enhance our understanding and control of what information our devices are sharing out, and to whom they may be sharing?

Selected Publications
  • ``Enhancing Cyber Situation Awareness for Non-Expert Users using Visual Analytics'' International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA) 2016, London, UK.

Visualizing the Insider Threat

How can visual analytics support and relay human intution back into machine learning detection tools?

Selected Publications
  • ``Visualizing the insider threat: challenges and tools for identifying malicious user activity'' IEEE Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), 2015.

Research Resources:


During the Autumn 2016 term, I am involved with the following modules:

  • Object-Orientated Analysis, Design and Programming (MSc Software Engineering)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Final Year Project

Teaching Resources:


Outside of work, I enjoy singing, playing guitar, and acting, and I am currently an active member of Oxford City Singers. I have also performed in productions with Cockett Amateur Operatics Society in Swansea, and Act One Drama Society in Cardiff. I am also a fan of sea kayaking, snowboarding, and biking, along with any other activities that I can pass off as 'extreme' sports!


For work-related enquiries, please contact phil.legg@uwe.ac.uk.