Until early 2016 I was providing academic leadership for the Master of Service Oriented Computing programme, and help with student admissions, planning for the programme and individual courses, and other academic issues.
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies' Learning and Teaching Committee as a member.
Service to the Public/Industry/Community
I am involved in (and am looking for more opportunities for) using my skills as an engineer, researcher, software developer, educator, and/or an entrepreneurship enthusiast for providing service to the public, industry, community. A lot of great research, products, and solutions appear from these partnerships.
Projects that I am or have been involved with include:
Arrowhead (2015): I will be spending some time at Aalto University, Finland, working on key research problems around industrial control systems and formal methods. Thanks to Prof. Valeriy Vyatkin's reasearch group for providing me with this opportunity to work with industry leaders.
CESAR (2011): I worked on the issue of traceability of requirements and analysing requirements for completeness, correctness, and consistency (CCC) criteria for the design of embedded systems. CESAR was a large European union ARTEMIS project, and gave me the opportunity to work with industrial partners like Airbus, Sagem, etc.
TimeMe: In 2009-2011, I worked with the TimeMe team, then a start-up, to produce a model checker and timing analyzer for function blocks software.
We academics are a unique (and sometimes weird) bunch. It is usually hard for many to understand the problems we face. We continually learn from our mentors, and at the same time try to help. I am involved in
Discussing day-to-day issues with colleagues, and trying to help each other resolve these.
Moderating each others' marking/courses.
Taking part in departmental, faculty, and university level events like 'open days'.
As academics, our primary responsibility is towards our students. In addition to trying to teach well, I am actively involved in:
Helping students address any difficulties or issues around their learning, including identifying additional resources that may prove useful.
Supporting students' job applications with references and recommendations.
Providing guidance and help to students who wish to pursue specific projects in research areas I am familiar with. This includes providing research assistant possibilities, or volunteering some time to help plan new projects, etc.