Research Interests

My research interests are predominantly focussed on the problems of optimisation with applications in 3D computer vision, video standards, and solving combinatorial problems using evolutionary algorithms. 

I organised and chaired the 2013 EPC Congress and served as a committee member of the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) for several years.  I have also assessed institutional applications as a member of the readers’ panel for the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, UK.


I joined the University in 2010 as Dean of the Faculty of Technology. I spent several decades working in higher education in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, I was the head of School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire for close to 10 years. I gained a PhD in 1991 from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Nottingham, UK. I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET).

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