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Professor Richard Hill is Head of the Department of Computer Science, Director of the Centre for Industrial Analytics (CIndA) and founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Computing at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

He is an experienced researcher in the field of distributed systems, cloud computing and edge analytics, and has in excess of 200 publications in the areas of multiagent systems, Big Data, predictive analytics, the Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems and Industry 4.0.

He has chaired many international conferences and been the recipient of IEEE Best Paper and IEEE Outstanding Research Leadership awards.

He is a Chartered Manufacturing Engineer (BEng, FIET), Senior Member of the IEEE, a National Teaching Fellow and has over 20 years’ experience of defence and automotive manufacturing industries and the UK Public Sector.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

ATLAS Technical Institute, CERN

1 Sep 2001 → …

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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