School of Computing and Engineering staff

Lee talking to camera (university photoshoot)
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.

Adam Hill sitting on some music equipment
Associate Professor of Electroacoustics

Adam is an Associate Professor of Electroacoustics. He is programme leader on our MSc Audio Engineering. His research focuses on analysis, modelling, and wide-area spatiotemporal control of low-frequency sound reproduction and reinforcement.

Reader in intelligent instrumentation

Dr Ahmad Kharaz is a reader in intelligent instrumentation. Dr Kharaz has extensive experience over many years of undertaking precision measurements, in a wide variety of contexts.

Visiting Professor

Patrick is a visiting professor whose career includes achievements in a wide range of complex systems businesses, professional institutions and academia. 

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Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Nicholas Korpelainen is a Senior Tutor (Deputy Chair of Learning and Teaching) for Computing and Mathematics, and Programme Leader for the BSc Mathematics Scheme.

Professor of Discrete and Applied Mathematics

Peter contributes to the HE sector through a variety of mathematically related professional activities. The author of over 100 journal papers, he also writes occasional essays and media pieces on aspects of mathematics and wider academia.  

Farid Meziane
Head of the Data Science Research Centre

Professor Farid Meziane is the Head of the Data Science Research Centre at the University of Derby and the Chair of the College of Science and Engineering Research Committee. He has over 25 years' experience in higher education. He is developing applied research to solve real-life problems using data science and Natural Language techniques.

Temitope Omisore in a lab coat working at a computer
Postgraduate Research Student

Temitope is a postgraduate research student at the University of Derby. His thesis title is Fatigue After Impact Analysis on Recycled Carbon Fibre Sandwich Panels.

Crispin Owen stood on the balcony in Markeaton Street.
University Technical Manager

Crispin Owen is a Technical Manager with responsibility for the strategic development, operation and management of high-quality and complex technical resources and support services across the College of Arts, Humanities and Education, College of Science and Engineering, and the Institute of Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.


Wayne has been a lecturer at University of Derby since 2003. Prior to that, he worked in the computer industry. He is the programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree.