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Dr Alan Serrano-Rico

Dr Alan Serrano-Rico

Research area(s)

I would not like to box myself into a specific area, as I believe the Information Systems domain expands in many directions and I find all of these fascinating. I have done research on health care, programme management, and business process and simulation to mention a few. Most of my formal research however, lies within the area of information system and business strategy. Today I am very passionate about finding effective ways for dissemination of academic knowledge to wider audiences; applying academic research in real context (industry) and the social network phenomena in general.

Research supervision

Alan Serrano has supervised many Master’s and a conservative number of PhD students. The list of completed PhD students is below:

1. Piris-Pinilla, Maria Luisa. Completed on: November 2007. Area Health Care IS

2. Daly, Herbert. Completed on: June 2008. Area: Simulation

3. Gutierrez-Mendoza, Anabel Sara. June 2009. Area: IS/Business Alignment

4. Matadamas-Martinez, Jorge. Completed on: December 2010. Area: Word Sense Disambiguation

5. Orozco-Vargas, Jorge. Completed on: January-2011. Area: IS/Business Alignment

6. Petalas, Zafeiris. Completed on: February 2011. Area: Programme and Portfolio Management

7. Hussain Alenezi. Completed on: July 2013. IS Quality

Currently supervising 5 PhD students in the areas of: business intelligence, process ontologies (manufacturing), security in social networks, dissemination models for scientific research, and security in ERP systems.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

Alan contributed in writing proposal and fundraising in EU projects such as:

  • Principal-investigator in REFOCUS (senior employees training on information and communication technologies) a two-year EU Funded project under Article 6 Period: Nov 2006 - Oct 2008
  • Principal investigator in Managing Curricula the Brunel Way an LTDU Funded project (£8,000). Period: Sep 2006- Aug 2008
  • Co-Investigator in Interactive Social Experience Engine (iSEE) for history and heritage - a Dorset prehistoric feasibility study \'iSee\'funded by TSB Period: on-going
Today he is working on business and IT strategy and social networks.