Dr. Thomas Tilley is an Australian computer scientist working as an instructor at the International Information Technology Program at Payap University. Prior to earning a PhD in computer science at the University of Queensland in 2004, he completed a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (University of Adelaide) and a degree with honors in Information Technology (Griffith University, Queensland). His research interests include formal concept analysis, formal methods, software engineering and distributed systems. Before going to university, he worked as a technician for Mitsubishi Electric and studied electronic engineering part-time, acquiring basic electronics skills that allowed him to begin to enjoy both hardware and software hacking. This eventually led to his winning a competition to build a robot for not more than US$10 in 2012. He is now leveraging these skills in teaching and community projects.