Dr Abdul Farooq

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Dr Abdul Farooq is an experienced Associate Director in the School of Engineering with a strong record of achievement in higher education and industry. He has a significant professional background and skilled in leading teams to success, operational and strategy management, education, research, knowledge exchange and international and domestic partnership building. Abdul's specific role concerns Robotics, however, he has led Business Engagement and Partnerships in the School of Engineering (SoE) for several years and is also a founder member of the Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotics Laboratory. He graduated from Cardiff University in 1990 with a first degree in Electronics and subsequently successfully completed an MSc in Systems Engineering (Robotics and Automation) in 1992. He then worked for a number of years as a Systems Engineer at a leading-edge high-volume board manufacturing plant. Following this Abdul was drawn back to academia and completed (with distinction) a further Masters degree followed by a PhD in Machine Vision. Abdul has been and involved with numerous successful projects and bids within the group and lead an exceptional Knowledge Transfer Partnership which was awarded a grade A and considered 'Oustanding' by Innovate UK. His research outcomes have included successful PhD supervisions and a number of journal papers. Abdul is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, member of the IET and a Chartered Engineer. 

Abdul holds a number of external Board positions including one for a Multi-Award Winning Learning Academy championing EDI.

Area of expertise

Machine Vision


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