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Personal profile


After qualifying as a Chartered Production Engineer and working in the manufacturing industry, my career in higher education commenced in 2000 at Sheffield Hallam University. I have held a number of academic teaching, research and academic management posts over the last 17 years.

In 2010 I joined the University of Derby as Head of Subject, Computing, with a remit to renew the existing academic portfolio and develop the School’s first submission to an external research assessment exercise (REF2014). During 2011, the Mathematics scheme was added to the School. In 2014 the School became a Department within the new College of Engineering and Technology.

In 2017 I joined the University of Huddersfield as Head of the Department of Informatics.

Research Expertise and Interests

My primary research interest relates to how we can build intelligent systems that demonstrate agency and autonomy. I am particularly interested in the use of agency as a design abstraction, and more recently, how multiagent systems can inform the design of large scale interconnected networks, to be found in ‘Edge Computing’ and Internet of Things (IoT) architectures.

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Information and Communication Technology
  • e-Learning
  • Java Programming
  • Computer Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Security
  • Simulation
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information System Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • IT Security
  • Computer Science Education
  • Network
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Information Technologies
  • Virtualisation
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Web Science
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Big Data
  • Distributed Computing
  • Educational Leadership
  • IT Systems
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Higher Education Research
  • Science 2.0 and Open Access
  • IT Systems Engineering
  • Multi Agent System
  • Context Aware Computing
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • IT Services
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Autonomous Agents
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Opportunistic Networks

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Research Output 2003 2019

42 Citations (Scopus)

Improving Cloud Datacentre Scalability, Agility and Performance Using OpenFlow

Baker, C., Anjum, A., Hill, R., Bessis, N. & Kiani, S. L., 25 Oct 2012, 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 20-27 8 p.

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

Equipment and Supplies
Costs and Cost Analysis
20 Citations (Scopus)

Cloud BI: Future of business intelligence in the Cloud

Al-Aqrabi, H., Liu, L., Hill, R. & Antonopoulos, N., Feb 2015, In : Journal of Computer and System Sciences. 81, 1, p. 85-96 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Business Intelligence
Competitive intelligence
Online Analytical Processing
23 Citations (Scopus)

Guide to Cloud Computing: Principles and Practice

Hill, G., Hirsch, L., Lake, P. & Moshiri, S., 2013, 1 ed. London: Springer Verlag. 278 p. (Guide to Cloud Computing)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Cloud computing
12 Citations (Scopus)

Cloud-based scalable object detection and classification in video streams

Yaseen, M. U., Anjum, A., Rana, O. & Hill, R., Mar 2018, In : Future Generation Computer Systems. 80, p. 286-298 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Supervised learning
Video cameras
Data transfer
21 Citations (Scopus)

Approaching the Internet of things (IoT): A modelling, analysis and abstraction framework

Ikram, A., Anjum, A., Hill, R., Antonopoulos, N., Liu, L. & Sotiriadis, S., 10 Jun 2015, In : Concurrency Computation. 27, 8, p. 1966-1984 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internet of Things
Communication Protocol
Chemical Reaction
Computational Model

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Membership of a panel
  • 1 Invited talk

SmartWorld 2018: The 4th IEEE Smart World Congress (Event)

Richard Hill (Member)
10 Oct 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of a panel

Video Analytics: Coping with the Potential of Smart Cities

Richard Hill (Speaker)
7 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk