Personal profile

Biography

Having completed a first degree in Computing in Business I joined the University of Huddersfield as a research assistant in September 1990, working with Dr Adrian Jackson on a project entitled "An Educational Integrated Project Support Environment". At the same time I registered for my own PhD on the complimentary topic, "Software Development Methods for Educational Use".

At the end of the research project I was offered some part time teaching, while also working on short contracts for various organisations. This allowed me to complete the PhD, which was confirmed in 1994.

After a brief stint in industry I returned to the university as a full time lecturer in 1995. Since then I have worked in the School of Computing and Engineering as a senior lecturer in software engineering. I teach programming, systems modelling, and software engineering, and have a particular interest in distributed and client server systems development.

Outside work I am a keen Huddersfield Town fan, I am interested in black and white photography, and I’m an avid reader.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • OO Analysis and Design Methods and Design Patterns
  • Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
  • The Java Programming Language, and teaching programming using Java
  • Distributed and Client-Server Systems - especially the adoption of tuple-space based systems (such as JavaSpaces) to provide novel solutions to the problems of scalability and concurrency in distributed applications
  • Integrated Project Support Environments (IPSE), Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE), Intelligent CASE, Meta-CASE.

Research Degree Supervision

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Keywords

  • Software Engineering
  • Distributed Systems Development
  • Aspect Oriented Programming
  • Software Engineering Education

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article

State of the art metrics for aspect oriented programming

Ghareb, M. & Allen, G. 24 Apr 2018 In : AIP Conference Proceedings. 1952, 1, 11 p., 020107

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aspect oriented programming
programming
computer programs
Defects
Gain measurement

Modelling of aspects using aspect-oriented design language

Iqbal, S., Mansur, A. & Allen, G. 15 Nov 2017 In : Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology. 95, 21, p. 5711-5722 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Chemical analysis
Modeling
Interference
Language
Design
Open Access
Life Cycle
Software Development
Life cycle
Software engineering
Modularity
1 Citations

Open-VSeSeMe: A middleware for efficient vehicular sensor processing

Nabi, Z., Alvi, A., Allen, G., Greaves, D. & Mehmood, R. 2013 Communication Technologies for Vehicles - 5th International Workshop, Nets4Cars/Nets4Trains 2013, Proceedings. Vol. 7865 LNCS, p. 185-196 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7865 LNCS)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Middleware
Sensor
Sensors
Railroad cars
Processing

Representing the process of machine tool calibration on first-order logic

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A. P., Crampton, A., Fletcher, S., Allen, G. & Myers, A. 2011 Proceedings of 2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2011. p. 22-27 6 p. 6084895

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Machine tools
Calibration
Intelligent computing
Planning