Staff profile

Dr Alaa AlZoubi

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Staff member Alaa Alzoubi




College of Science and Engineering


School of Computing

Research centre

Data Science Research Centre




Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the College of Science and Engineering. I am also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Buckingham and a Digital Theme Ambassador at Digital Theme UK-Ukraine Twinning Initiative. Prior to joining the University of Derby, I was a Research Fellow in Machine Learning and Computer Vision at The University of Buckingham and a Research Fellow in Computer Vision at Cranfield University. My main research interests focus on Artificial intelligence, AI Decision Explainability, Deep Learning and Computer Vision. 

If you possess a strong passion for pursuing a PhD in deep learning or explainable AI for applications in industry or healthcare and have good programming skills, I encourage you to reach out to me.

Teaching responsibilities

Module Leader

Project Supervisor

PhD Project Supervisor

Masters by Research Project Supervisor

Professional interests

I am a research member of the Data Science Research Centre (DSRC) supporting innovative solutions to local and national industries in the areas of data science and artificial intelligence. In particular, I am part of the Collaborative and Data-centric Engineering. This interdisciplinary group collaborates on the use of artificial intelligence in modelling engineering products and processes. I am also part of the Health and Wellbeing research group. 

Research interests

My main research interests focus on Deep Learning, AI Decision Explainability and Computer Vision, with an emphasis on but not limited to Engineering Inspection Applications, Medical Image Analysis, Behavioral Analysis, and Autonomous Systems.

Externally funded research projects

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Selected conference papers

Experience in industry

I have more than 8 years of industrial experience in Computer Vision R&D, and GIS as a Senior Software Engineer.

In the media

Transforming Inspections Within Rail and Road

Recent publications

Selected journal papers