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Research area(s)

Modelling and Simulation, Digital Service Design, Semantic Web/Graph technologies.

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the interface between software, ubiquitous hardware and human users in the development of new digital services that use use cloud for scale, big data for intelligence and graphs/semantic technologies for modelling.  I typically use design science methods and simulation to explore human behaviour in a range of contexts (from healthcare to heritage).

Research supervision

I supervise students who are interested in the development of novel digital services and the modelling & simulation of their use, planned effect and impact. I am particularly interested in data-driven and hybrid simulation approaches.  Unsurprisingly, most of these digital services are mobile, sometime augmenting the environment with verbal or visual elements.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

2016-18 CraftBrew Whole Brewery Management System (Innovate-UK) £220K (CI). Investigating how novel mobile devices and sensor technology support more effective production and consumption in the micro-brewing industry.  Cyber-physical systems are built to explore how sensor driven simulation can optimise the brewing processes and customer experience.

2013-16: Digital Personhood: Digital Prosumer — Establishing a ‘Futures Market’ for Digital Personhood Data (EPSRC £850K CI). Professor Panos Louveiris and I (with Dr. Audrey Guinchard from the University of Essex) have received £850K of funding from the EPSRC to investigate how novel trading platforms are able to facilitate the use of personal data.  The project is titled Digital Personhood: Digital Prosumer — Establishing a ‘Futures Market’ for Digital Personhood Data and will involve the design and implementation of the legal, technical and business underpinnings for such ventures.

2013-15: Tools for evaluation around point of care testing (Tea-PoCT) (TSB £350K PI). Myself and Professor Terry Young have received £350K of funding from Innovate-UK to investigate how novel mobile and Web based knowledge platforms are able to support the economic modelling and co-design of medical diagnostic devices.  The project is titled TEA-PoCT (Tools for evaluation around point of care testing) collaborating with Warwick University (Prof. Lilford)

2013-14: Interactive Social Experience Engine (iSEE) for History and Heritage - A Dorset Prehistoric Feasibility Study (TSB £66K PI). A multi-disciplinary team from Brunel University London and Dorchester County Museum have received £66K of funding from the TSB to explore innovative methods of software development that combine mobile device sensing and experience programming.  The project aims to create a new platform for experience development, localised business models and smartphone apps.