Dr Martin Serpell

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  • Qualifications:B.Sc. (Chemistry), A.K.C. (Theology), M.Sc. (Artificial Intelligence), M.B.A. (Business), Ph.D. (Mathematical Modeling and Artificial Intelligence), PGCHE (Teaching and Learning)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer
  • Department:FET - Computer Science and Creative Technologies
  • Telephone:+4411732 83357

About me

At UWE my research has included the application of Mathematical Modeling and Artificial Intelligence techniques to solving problems in Statistical Disclosure Control and Nurse Re-scheduling. I am currently looking at improving balancing Supply Use Tables with the Office for National Statistics (ONS). These Supply Use Tables contain details of the components of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the United Kingdom (UK) and are used for decision making by both industry and government.
At UWE I am a member of both the Artificial Intelligence Research Group and the Engineering Modeling and Simulation Research Group. Outside UWE I am an Associate Member of the Operational Research Society.
Prior to joining UWE I worked in industry.
I have over thirty years of software development experience ranging from embedded systems programmed in C and Assembler, software packages written in VB, C++ and using SQL, declarative languages used in artificial intelligence and mathematical programming and scripting languages used in web development and statistics. I have worked in the areas of defence, telecommunications, automotive, industrial systems, medical systems and statistical disclosure control.
I have worked on software projects that ranged in size from one person to three thousand people and that were located in one location or many locations across the world. I have played the roles of programmer, team leader and project manager. I have had to identify requirements, identify tasks, their prerequisites, required resources, duration and costs. I have produced project plans and estimates of overall project costs. I have passed both Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.
For fifteen of those years I ran my own business which developed and maintained a software package for the telecommunications industry. Specifically the software package helped customers manage their 'moves and changes' on the Siemens HiPath DX telephone exchange.
I hope that my industrial experience will be of use to my students.
I am the Module Leader for the first year UFCF93-30-1 Computer and Network Systems module which aims to give first year students a basic foundation in computing.
I am the module leader for UFCF6Y-30-3 Embedded Systems Development which I teach along side Laurence O'Brien.

Area of expertise

My main area of research is in Statistcal Disclosure Control which I do with Prof. Jim Smith and Dr. Alistair Clarke of UWE in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics.



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