Dr. Chris Exton is currently a lecturer in the department of Computer Science and Information Systems at University of Limerick and is the Research Director of the Localisation Research Centre. He holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne. He has worked extensively in the commercial software development field in a variety of different industries and countries included Software Engineering positions in Australia, Ireland and the UK, where he has worked in a number of diverse companies from electronic manufacturing to banking.
In addition his academic positions includes a number of Schools and Departments including Monash University Australia, University College Dublin and Uppsala University, Sweden. He has worked on a number of research projects in the area of crowdsourcing, programmer psychology and software tools and more recently in the areas of software localisation and medical decision support systems.
He has researched and published in these areas for over 15 years, as well as taking an active role as a reviewer for the International Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, Localisation Focus-The International Journal of Localisation and The Software Quality Journal.
He has an active research interest in crowdsourced language translation and is the technical director of the Translation Commons.