Staff Profiles: Dr. William Sayers

Dr. William Sayers

Staff Profile: Dr. William Sayers
Lecturer in Games and Security

Dr. William Sayers

Dr. William Sayers

Lecturer in Games and Security

Creative Computing

Ever since I first started playing Computer Games, I’ve been fascinated by how they work. People who create games are in the business of making worlds from equal parts logic and imagination, I’m passionate about helping others join them.


Ever since I started playing games on the BBC Micro, I’ve been fascinated with how they work. This drove me to start learning to program at the age of seven and I’ve been doing it ever since. During my time at University I became really interested in artificial intelligence, and this led me onto my Doctorate, which was based on applying optimisation and AI to engineering problems. I’ve always enjoyed helping others learn, and it’s even better when it’s a subject you love. 


Award Title Institution Date
EngD Artificial Intelligence and Engineering University of Exeter 2016
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development University of South Wales 2009

Teaching and research


Games production

Games programming

Web development

Advanced group project

Individual research projects 


My research focus is on artificial intelligence, optimisation algorithms, and how they can be applied to solve real-world problems and issues.