School of Computing and Engineering staff

Staff member Alaa Alzoubi
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Alaa AlZoubi is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the College of Science and Engineering, and a research active member of the School of Computing where he teaches and leads modules in computer science at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr AlZoubi's research interests include Machine/Deep Learning, Explainable AI and Computer Vision.

Senior Lecturer

Jon is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby. Jon has over 19 years experience both in the Games Industry and lecturing in Games in Higher Education.

Alofe wearing a grey t-shirt, smiling.
Postgraduate Research Student

Matthew is presently working on providing personal safety solutions incorporating cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and machine learning techniques.

Ali smiling in front of a book case
Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence

Wajahat is an Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence at Collee of Science and Engineering. His role is to enhance students’ skillset in software design and implementation. He is also part of a dynamic team in the Data Science Research Centre. His research interests include Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Reasoning, Data Analytics, Context Awareness, and Decision Support Systems.

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Lecturer in Computer Science

Asad Abdi is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Computer Science at the University of Derby. Passionate about artificial intelligence and natural-language programming, he contributes to the Data Science Research Centre in the areas of data science and artificial languages.

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Associate Professor in Mathematics

Dr Ovidiu Bagdasar is the Erasmus Coordinator for Mathematics and Computing. His research in Discrete Mathematics, Optimisation, and Maths Anxiety has been disseminated in numerous international journals and conferences. Ovidiu also works with colleagues and technology companies to improve standards in mathematics education within the University, and beyond.

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Associate Professor

An Associate Professor, Dr Barnby leads a research team collaborating internationally at CERN, focussing on advances in data handling, supervises PhD students and teaches across mathematics and computing at UG and master's levels. He leads Collaborative and Data-centric Engineering, an interdisciplinary university research cluster working at the interface of data science and engineering.

Richard Bostock in studio next to a keyboard and mixing desk.
Technical Team Leader - Engineering & Technology

Richard is Technical Team Leader based at the Markeaton Street campus. He has operational responsibility for technical services and research across the College of Science and Engineering. He has worked as a technician for over 20 years with experience of working in different subject and discipline areas.

Amar wearing a blue shirt
Reader in Power Electronics

Dr. Amar Bousbaine is an experienced senior Electrical and Electronic Engineering academic and active researcher in the fields of automotive electrical power system for Electrical Vehicles (EVs), renewable energy sources, Hydrogen fuel cells, and autonomous control of drones.

Jon Burton in a music room standing close to a bass guitar
Senior Lecturer in BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Engineering

Before joining the University in 2019 Jon had a long career in the music industry, working as a sound engineer, primarily in live concert touring. Since joining the University of Derby Jon now teaches on the BSc (Hons) in Sound, Light and Live Event Technology as well as the MSc in Audio Engineering.