Staff Profiles: Applied Artificial Intelligence

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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David Plummer

Lecturer in Product Design

Engineering Technologies

Design

I have a passion for design and have worked as a designer and design manager for over 15 years, helping entrepreneurs and businesses bring new products and services to market.

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.