Staff Profiles: School of Computing and Engineering

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Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Academic Subject Leader Creative Computing

Creative Computing

Like many I was inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy and the possibilities of evolving computer technologies. This helped drive my passion for developing games, 3D animation and visual effects.

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Dr. Hassan Chizari

Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security - Academic Course Leader in MSc Cyber Security

Technical and Applied Computing

Researcher in the field of number theory and randomness extraction algorithms in cyber security applications.

Zayd Abdullah Dawood

Zayd Abdullah Dawood

Academic Course Leader in Digital Media and Web Technologies

Creative Computing

I’m experienced in a range of technical and creative skills which have enabled me to develop a varied portfolio, including custom app. solutions. I graduated as the highest-graded undergraduate student from Gloucestershire in 2009 in Multimedia.

Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson

Academic Course Leader for Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

I manage the Computing field within the School of Business and Technology. Being able to apply new skills, tools and techniques to complex business problems is a key challenge of the competitive business environment.

Stuart Richards

Stuart Richards

Course Leader in Cyber Forensics

Technical and Applied Computing

My path to academia was convoluted to say the least. A background in electronic surveillance and protection , a career change to policing and eventually to one of the most rewarding roles I have ever undertaken. To be able to equip students for the "real world" of Digital Forensic Investigation is truly a privilege.

Dr. William Sayers

Dr. William Sayers

Lecturer in Games and Security

Creative Computing

Ever since I first started playing Computer Games, I’ve been fascinated by how they work. People who create games are in the business of making worlds from equal parts logic and imagination, I’m passionate about helping others join them.

Jamie Stewart

Jamie Stewart

Academic Course Leader in Games Programming

Creative Computing

I have worked for AAA games companies, 2K Sports and Eutechnyx, on various titles before migrating into indie game development on mobile platforms. I am passionate about programming, education and games development.

Andre van Rooijen

Andre van Rooijen

Academic Course Leader in Computer Games Design

Creative Computing

I don’t think there are many things more exciting than working in a multi-disciplinary team of passionate game developers. Except for the sensation of being in a store and seeing a kid walk up to the till with the game you worked on for months.

Dr. Thomas Win

Dr. Thomas Win

Academic Course Leader for Cyber and Computer Security BSc (Hons) & Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Technical and Applied Computing

I am a lecturer in Computing at the University of Gloucestershire. I teach modules including Data Analytics and Operating Systems, Cyber Security Principles and Strategic IT and Business Management.

Prof. Shujun Zhang

Prof. Shujun Zhang

Professor in Applied Computing and Technology

Technical and Applied Computing

I’m a professor in Applied Computing and Technology. I’m a key contributor of high quality research in IDT (Innovation, Design and Technology) and have over 30 years of experience in the area.

Dr. Abu Alam

Dr. Abu Alam

Lecturer in Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

I have worked as a software developer, a senior software architect, freelance software engineer, and project consultant. My technical skills include several programming languages, database management systems, development tools and methods.

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Dr. Qublai Khan Ali Mirza

Lecturer in Cyber Security

Technical and Applied Computing

Researcher in Cyber Security, Malware Analysis, Machine Learning, and Network Security with an extensive industrial and higher education teaching experience.

Dr. Rihab Khalid Al-Seyab

Dr. Rihab Khalid Al-Seyab

Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Engineering Technologies

I am a senior lecturer in electrical and electronics engineering, driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence in the world of engineering and technology.

Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks

PGA in Web and Mobile Developments

Creative Computing

I am a research assistant within the creative computing team in the School of Computing. I teach on a range of modules that deliver artistic and technical knowledge, applicable to industry standards. I am also undertaking a PhD.

Dr. Ahsan Ikram

Dr. Ahsan Ikram

Lecturer

Technical and Applied Computing

Understanding and programming computers always inspired me ever since I first used one; the idea of designing the behaviour and interaction of a machine is fascinating. Computers and programming is fun.

Will Masek

Will Masek

Academic Course Leader in Game Development

Creative Computing

Having worked on several AAA titles at Rebellion Developments in Oxford, I am looking forward to passing on my knowledge of game programming and design to the next generation of game developers.

John Moss

John Moss

Lecturer in Games Design

Creative Computing

I have worked in the games industry for more than 13 years helping deliver 18 published titles ranging from Lego franchises to Star Wars Battlefront.

Lewis Payne

Lewis Payne

Lecturer in 3D and Computer Games Design

Creative Computing

I started my career working in game development companies such as Headstrong Games and Zoe Mode. These experiences gave me valuable industry experience and knowledge and helped me to join the world of academia.

Thiago-Viana

Dr. Thiago Viana

Lecturer in Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

Software engineering, security and programming have always motivated me. I am driven by challenges and I enjoy sharing research and developing new technologies with students.

Dr. Martin Wynn

Dr. Martin Wynn

Reader in Business Information Systems

Technical and Applied Computing

I am an experienced IT professional specialising in e-business, information systems and IT project management. Research studies focus on IS implementation in developed and developing worlds, risk and knowledge management, and technology transfer.