School of Computing and Engineering staff

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Head of School of Computing and Engineering

Professor Stephan Reiff-Marganiec is a Professor in Computer Science and the Head of Computing, a discipline in the College of Science and Engineering. 

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Postgraduate Research Student

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

Tariq Abdullah at desk with laptop
Academic Lead Computing and IT and Research Fellow

Dr Tariq Abdullah has over 19 years of research and development experience within both industry and academia. He has worked in many roles within Higher Education, as a Lecturer, Programme Leader, Research Fellow and in his current role as Academic Lead in Computing and IT.

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Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

As a Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Dr. Wajahat Ali Khan is involved in teaching and research activities. He teaches Programming 1, Software Engineering and Foundation of Computer Science modules.

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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.

Patrick Barber
Course Director

Patrick is the academic manager in the School of Computing and Engineering, he develops fit for purpose engineering curriculum using current pedagogy. His research interests in engineering design management and engineering design education.

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Associate Professor

As an Associate Professor, Dr Barnby leads a team collaborating internationally in research at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), focussing on advances in data handling and teaches a variety of mathematics and computing courses at undergraduate and masters levels. He supervises several PhD students and is interested in new collaborations.

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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.

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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.

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Postgraduate Research Student

Lucia's studies relate to optimisation algorithms for Deep Learning with Network Science strategies, the investigation of criminal networks’ resilience through Data Analysis, and the design of more realistic models to address network connectivity problems.