I am a senior lecturer and head of the division of Computing Science and Mathematics. My field of interest is artificial intelligence (AI), particularly data science, machine learning and computer vision.
Before coming to academia, I ran a software company which developed and sold neural network based software to customers in banking, insurance, marketing and sales.
I like to be innovative in teaching, and I'm expanding the ways we deliver knowledge and skills, including graduate apprenticeships, online degrees, micro-credits and overseas provision.
My research is mostly concerned with applying data science and AI to applications in health and wellbeing. My main research project is developing assistive technologies for the blind using computer vision. I've also worked on projects designed to optimise treatments, predict symptoms and manage scarce resources.
I also run a spin-out company for the University, which provides hardware and consultancy for data collection and analytics.