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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.
I have published widely in the fields of agent-oriented computing, Cloud computing, Enterprise Architecture and analytics for Big Data.
I have extensive experience of university curriculum design, development and examination from Foundation Degree to Doctorate level. I also have considerable experience of the design and delivery of academic programmes in partnership with employers such as Capgemini, SAP, Atos and SAS, as well as with overseas educational institutions.
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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.
Yaseen, M., Anjum, A., Rana, O. and Hill, R. (2017) ‘Cloud-based scalable object detection and classification in video streams’ Future Generation Computer Systems . ISSN 0167-739X
Liu, J., Liu, L., Xue, Y., Dong, J., Hu, Y., Hill, R., Guang, J. and Li, C. (2017) ‘Grid workflow validation using ontology-based tacit knowledge: A case study for quantitative remote sensing applications’ Computers & Geosciences , 98, pp. 46-54. ISSN 0098-3004
Ikram, A., Anjum, A., Hill, R., Antonopoulos, N., Liu, L. and Sotiriadis, S. (2015) ‘Approaching the Internet of things (IoT): a modelling, analysis and abstraction framework’ Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience , 27 (8), pp. 1966-1984. ISSN 1532-0626
Liu, Z., Liu, L., Hardy, J., Anjum, A., Hill, R. and Antonopoulos, N. (2012) ‘Dot-base62x: building a compact and user-friendly text representation scheme of ipv6 addresses for cloud computing’ Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications , 1 (1), p. 3. ISSN 2192-113X
Shi, Q., Xiao, Y., Bessis, N., Lu, Y., Chen, Y. and Hill, R. (2012) ‘Optimizing K2 trees: A case for validating the maturity of network of practices’ Computers & Mathematics with Applications , 63 (2), pp. 427-436. ISSN 0898-1221
Smith, A. and Hill, R. (2011) ‘Measuring efficiency in opportunistic ad hoc networks’ Journal of Interconnection Networks , 12 (03), pp. 189-203. ISSN 0219-2659
Shadija, D., Rezai, M. and Hill, R. (2017) ‘Towards an Understanding of Microservices’. In: 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC'17), 7th-8th September 2017, University of Huddersfield, UK
Hill, R., Devitt, J., Anjum, A. and Ali, M. (2017) ‘Towards In-Transit Analytics for Industry 4.0’. In: IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2017), 21-23 June 2017, Exeter, UK
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