Experts Directory: computing, electronics, robotics and mathematics

Dr Mohammed Zaki Ahmed

  • @ Power
  • @ Solar power
  • @ Photovoltaics
  • @ Communication
  • @ Error correction coding
  • @ Fault tree analysis

Dr Marcel Ambroze

  • @ Multimedia communications
  • @ Digital rights management
  • @ Video and image processing
  • @ Data compressing
  • @ Wireless error correction
  • @ Engineering - software

Dr Shirley Atkinson

  • @ Web development
  • @ E-commerce
  • @ Early years online
  • @ E-safety
  • @ Computing at School (CAS)

Associate Professor Mohammed Zaki Ahmed

The energy we received from Mars when the exploration Rover beamed pictures back to Earth was less than that generated by a snowflake landing in your hand

Find out more about Dr Ahmed's research

Dr Nigel Barlow

  • @ High performance graphics
  • @ Computer games development
  • @ Computer software - DirectX and OpenGL
  • @ Mobile app development
  • @ Software engineering

Martin Beck

  • @ Robotics
  • @ Computer intelligence
  • @ Artificial intelligence
  • @ Evolutionary computation
  • @ Robotics - cognition

Professor Tony Belpaeme

  • @ Robotics
  • @ Robot-human interaction
  • @ Intelligent robots
  • @ Artificial intelligence
  • @ Computer modelling of intelligence
  • @ Robotics ethics

Professor Roman Borisyuk

  • @ Cognition - attention
  • @ Neurodynamics
  • @ Neural dynamics
  • @ Cognitive models
  • @ Memory
  • @ Computational neuroscience

Dr Guido Bugmann

  • @ Robotics
  • @ Artificial intelligence
  • @ Neuron models and neural computation
  • @ Robot gait
  • @ Speech interfaces

Tony Belpaeme, Professor in Cognitive Systems and Robotics

In many cases where a child has diabetes, you notice their confidence has been knocked and the robot can help restore that. The robots can support and educate, and we have seen many times the positive impact this is having on children and their families

Professor Tony Belpaeme's work is based around humanoid robots

Professor Angelo Cangelosi

  • @ Robotics
  • @ Artificial intelligence
  • @ Humanoid robots
  • @ Robot-human interaction
  • @ Computer science
  • @ Cognitive modelling
  • @ Evolutionary computation

Professor Nathan Clarke

  • @ Information security
  • @ Biometrics
  • @ Computer forensics
  • @ Computing

Dr Matthew Craven

  • @ Mathematics
  • @ Nonlinear optimisation
  • @ Cryptography
  • @ Discrete mathematics
  • @ Computational algebra

Dr Torbjorn Dahl

  • @ CognitiveRobotics
  • @ Artificial intelligence
  • @ Reinforcement Learning
  • @ Assisted living and care
  • @ Teleoperation
  • @ Biologically inspired systems
  • @ Artificial Neural Networks
  • @ Robot Software Engineering

Dr Luciana Dalla Valle

  • @ Bayesian statistics
  • @ Markov chain Monte Carlo
  • @ Risk management
  • @ Copula functions

Dr Paul Davey

  • @ Digital signal processing
  • @ Optical and magnetic Storage
  • @ Information sensing and security
  • @ Embedded systems design
  • @ Spintronics and quantum computing
  • @ Microprocessor and microcontroller systems

Angelo Cangelosi Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Cognition

It is relatively easy to build robots for factories and production lines where they carry out autonomous tasks. What we are trying to do is design robots that interact in open and complex environments like residential homes or hospitals

Read about Professor Angelo Cangelosi

Dr Mark Dixon

  • @ Human computer interaction
  • @ Medical informatics
  • @ eLearning
  • @ Usability evaluation
  • @ Software requirements elicitation

Professor Phil Dyke

  • @ Applied mathematics
  • @ Ocean modelling
  • @ Geophysical fluid dynamics

Dr John Eales

  • @ Statistics

Dr Paul Filmore

  • @ Engineering problem solving
  • @ Engineering creativity
  • @ Engineering entrepreneurship

Mr John Forde

  • @ Human computer interaction
  • @ HCI
  • @ Interface design
  • @ Internet
  • @ Computer usability
  • @ Pervasive technology

Professor Steven Furnell

  • @ Computer security
  • @ Information technology
  • @ Internet
  • @ E-safety
  • @ Computing
  • @ Internationalisation

Professor Steve Furnell, Head of School

In many cases, there is a fear about creating barriers which would stop people signing up to a service. But recent cybersecurity incidents have shown that securing passwords and providing informed guidance has never been more crucial

Get more information about Professor Steve Furnell

Dr Bogdan Ghita

  • @ Computer networks
  • @ Wireless networks
  • @ Network performance

Dr David Graham

  • @ Fluid flow
  • @ Applied mathematics
  • @ Numerical simulations
  • @ Mathematical modelling
  • @ Support for learning mathematics
  • @ Novel assessment in mathematics

Dr Ted Graham

  • @ Mathematics
  • @ Mathematics education

Mrs Carrie Headlam

  • @ Mathematics education

Dr Thomas Heinzl

  • @ Particle physics
  • @ High power lasers
  • @ Physics

Dr Paul Hewson

  • @ Statistical modelling
  • @ Health surveys
  • @ Injury prevention
  • @ Evidence based practice
  • @ Statistical literacy
  • @ Official statistics

Dr Ian Howard

  • @ Human sensorimotor control
  • @ Robotic manipulanda
  • @ Motor learning
  • @ Bimanual movement
  • @ Computational modelling
  • @ Infant speech acquisition

Professor David McMullan, Associate Head of School

It was a remarkable experience to see a hidden message emerge from the letter, but I also felt a bit guilty that someone from John Pryor’s family should be with me as these were letters addressed to them

Read more about Professor McMullan's work

Professor Stephen Huggett

  • @ Mathematics

Dr Jason Hughes

  • @ Fluid dynamics
  • @ Particle methods
  • @ Numerical methods

Dr David F L Jenkins

  • @ Micro sensors
  • @ Functional materials/MEMS
  • @ Surface plasmon resonance sensors
  • @ Optical data storage

Professor Kevin Jones

  • @ Cyber security
  • @ Maritime Cyber Threats
  • @ Hardware verification
  • @ Analogue verification
  • @ Trustworthiness of Complex Systems
  • @ Software development
  • @ CAD tools
  • @ Formal methods

Dr Irene Kaimi

  • @ Statistics
  • @ Spatial and spatio-temporal point process data
  • @ Time series of count data
  • @ Social statistics

Professor Kurt Langfeld

  • @ Quantum field theory
  • @ Numerical simulations

Dr Martin Lavelle

  • @ Quantum field theory
  • @ Particle physics
  • @ Mathematics

Dr Dan Livingstone

  • @ Interactive systems
  • @ Games technologies
  • @ Simulations
  • @ Prototypes
  • @ Augmented reality
  • @ Mobile applications

Dr Maria Papadaki, Lecturer in Network Security

In order for online security to be strong it needs to be difficult to hack, and we have demonstrated that using a combination of graphics and one-time password can achieve that

Read more about Dr Maria Papadaki

Professor David McMullan

  • @ Mathematics
  • @ Physics
  • @ Quantum mechanics
  • @ Particle physics

Dr Thomas McCourt

  • @ Mathematics
  • @ Combinatorics
  • @ Graph theory
  • @ Combinatorial design theory

Dr Craig McNeile

  • @ Quantum field theory
  • @ Lattice gauge theories
  • @ Computational physics
  • @ Numerical simulations
  • @ High performance computing

Dr Nick Outram

  • @ Embedded computer systems
  • @ Digital signal processing
  • @ Computing
  • @ Microelectronics

Dr Maria Papadaki

  • @ Computer security
  • @ Information security
  • @ Computer - intrusion detection
  • @ Computer-incident response

Dr Antonio Rago

  • @ Theoretical physics
  • @ Computational physics
  • @ Particle physics
  • @ Standard model
  • @ Lattice gauge theories
  • @ Statistical mathematics

Dr Tim Reis

  • @ Computational fluid dynamics
  • @ Rheology
  • @ Lattice Boltzmann method

Dr Daniel Robertz

  • @ Algorithmic algebra
  • @ Differential algebra
  • @ Applications to systems and control theory

Professor Neil Witt, Head of Academic Support, Technology & Innovation

By listening to the expectations and aspirations of our students and staff, we are enabling them to influence future technological advances, and providing them with the tools they need to excel

Read about Professor Neil Witt

Dr Jenny Sharp

  • @ Mathematics education
  • @ Gifted and talented
  • @ Mathematics masterclasses
  • @ Mathematics enrichment schools
  • @ Primary school governor

Dr Julian Stander

  • @ Statistics - applied

Dr Lingfen Sun

  • @ Computer networks
  • @ Multimedia communication
  • @ Internet

Dr Yinghui Wei

  • @ Statistical methodology
  • @ Applied statistics
  • @ Clinical trials
  • @ Observational studies

Dr Thomas Wennekers

  • @ Brain modelling
  • @ Neural networks
  • @ Computers - bio-inspired
  • @ Computing - high performance
  • @ Linux

Professor Neil Witt

  • @ E-learning
  • @ Digital literacy
  • @ Technology enhanced learning
  • @ Web 2.0 technologies
  • @ Social networking
  • @ Distance and open learning

Dr Malgorzata Wojtys

  • @ Mathematical statistics
  • @ Flexible sample selection models
  • @ Copula functions
  • @ Density estimation
  • @ Model selection
  • @ Exponential families of models