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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.

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • 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

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

  • 27 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
  • 25 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

  • 25 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

  • 28 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

  • 43 Citations (Scopus)


    • 8 Oral presentation
    • 3 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial work
    • 1 Membership of a panel

    Information (Switzerland) (Journal)

    Richard Hill (Editor) & Hussain Al-Aqrabi (Editor)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Performance Evaluation of Multiparty Authentication in 5G IIoT Environments

    Hussain Al-Aqrabi (Speaker), Richard Hill (Speaker) & Phil Lane (Speaker)

    Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    An efficient concurrent system networking protocol specification and verification using linear temporal logic

    Ra-ed Bani Abdelrahman (Speaker), Hussain Al-Aqrabi (Speaker) & Richard Hill (Speaker)

    Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Keynote: Realising Smart Manufacturing with the Industrial Internet of Things

    Richard Hill (Speaker)

    14 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Condition Monitoring of Motorised Devices for Smart Infrastructure Capabilities

    Pritesh Mistry (Speaker), Phil Lane (Speaker), Paul Allen (Speaker), Hussain Al-Aqrabi (Speaker) & Richard Hill (Speaker)

    Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation