Dr Kamran Soomro

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  • Qualifications:PhD, FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Department:FET - Computer Science and Creative Technologies
  • Telephone:+4411732 83279

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies at the University of the West of England. I hold a Bachelours and a PhD in Computer Science and have over 10 years experience in research and academia. My research interests include use of ICT technologies for smart cities and urban management, knowledge management, artificial intelligence. big data and natural language processing

My expertise also includes distributed systems such as grids and clouds. I have experience in installing and maintaining hadoop, spark and storm clusters amongst other distributed technologies. I have also been involved in the EU FP7 neuGRID, urbanAPI, DECUMANUS and Horizon 2020 smarticipate projects in which I managed software requirements and evaluation. Besides these projects I have also worked on a collaborative project funded under the British Council Newton Institution Links Programme with Taylors' University in Malaysia.

I am currently leading a KTP involving machine learning as well as other research projects in the same area.

I also hold a Data Scientist position with the NHS.

On the academia side I have taught various courses such as databases, web programming, principles of computing and web security as well as supvervised over 20 undegraduate projects. I am currently teaching courses on data mining and data visualisation in business intelligence.

Area of expertise

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Smart Cities, Knowledge Management; Data Visualisation


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