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 2018

Are Timing-Based Side-Channel Attacks Feasible in Shared, Modern Computing Hardware?

Montasari, R., Hosseinian-far, A., Hill, R., Montaseri, F., Sharma, M. & Shabbir, S. 24 Apr 2018 In : International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence. 8, 2, p. 32-59 28 p., 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Side channel attack

Policies, Innovative Self-Adaptive Techniques and Understanding Psychology of Cybersecurity to Counter Adversarial Attacks in Network and Cyber Environments

Montasari, R., Hosseinian-far, A. & Hill, R. 5 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) Cybercriminology. Springer Verlag

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations

Cloud-based Scalable Object Detection and Classification in Video Streams

Yaseen, M. U., Anjum, A., Rana, O. & Hill, R. 7 Feb 2017 In : Future Generation Computer Systems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Supervised learning
Video cameras
Data transfer
2 Citations

Grid workflow validation using ontology-based tacit knowledge: A case study for quantitative remote sensing applications

Liu, J., Liu, L., Xue, Y., Dong, J., Hu, Y., Hill, R., Guang, J. & Li, C. Jan 2017 In : Computers and Geosciences. 98, p. 46-54 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Remote sensing
remote sensing
Grid computing

Towards an Understanding of Microservices

Shadija, D., Rezai, M. & Hill, G. 26 Oct 2017 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automation & Computing, (University of Huddersfield, 7-8 September 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 6 p.

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

Open Access
Service oriented architecture (SOA)
Internet of things