About

Introduction

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London, UK, where I lead a modules on Digital Design Methodology and Social Media Analysis.  Previously, I led a group module on mobile device development and innovation. I am a member/affiliated to several  groups at Brunel – Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Digital Economy, HCDI & Simulation and Modelling.

I hold a PhD in Computing from Brunel University London where my research investigated the use of grid and semantic technology to enable the dynamic (re-)use of software services.  Prior to undertaking my PhD and Lecturing at Brunel I worked in a number of software engineering roles – ranging from Programmer to Technology Director (in the most part within Global Investment Banking where I worked in and manged internationally dispersed teams that built Java based trading,  risk management and operational support systems).  Earlier qualifications include a BSc(Hons) in Computing Science with Electronics from Swansea University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Warwick Business School.  I have undertaken a number of consultancy positions at both large and small organisations utilising and advising on simulation, semantic web and data analysis.

Research Interests – Fluid Software Platforms and Devices

The realisation of a “liquid” network of software services and mobile, web-connected devices requires new engineering approaches in order to create appropriate software platforms; intelligently integrating future internet technologies with a web of pervasive data and devices. My research interests lie at the interface of software, ubiquitous hardware and the users in the development of new forms of data-driven interaction (and simulation).  I typically use design science methods and simulation to investigate new forms of interaction able to support dynamic decision making; utilising computational approaches with an embedded awareness of associated social/machine interactions.

Contact Details

David Bell, Senior Lecturer in Modelling and Simulation

Wilfred Brown Building  room 111
Department of Computer Science,
Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK.

http://www.bell-labs.co.uk
Telephone +44 1895 265845, Fax +44 1895 251686

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