Contacts

Giuseppe Primiero

I own two MA’s (Palermo (IT), Leiden (NL)), a PhD in Philosophy (Palermo) and a qualification in the Research Class of Information Sciences and Technologies from CNR (National Research Council, Italy). Between 2007 and 2012 I was Postdoctoral Fellow of the FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) at Ghent University (BE). I have been visitor at the Free University of Berlin, Stockholm University, University of Oxford, City University of New York, the Isaac Newton Institute for the Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University and Politecnico di Milano. Since 2013 I am Senior Lecturer in Computing Sciences at the Department of Computer Science, Middlesex University London (UK). My research is at the intersection between Philosophical and Computational Logic and the Philosophy of Computing and Information. I teach programming, foundations of mathematics and an optional third year module for the BSc in Computer Science on History and Philosophy of Computing. I am Vice-President of the DHST/DLMPST Inter-Division Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing, Secretary General of the Association Computability in Europe and have been Member at Large for the Board of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy in the period 2014-2016. I also act as Associate Editor for the area of Philosophy of Computer Science for Philosophy & Technology (Springer).

g.primiero [at] mdx.ac.uk

Elisabetta Mori

I attended courses on Architecture in Eindhoven and in Florence, where I graduated with honors with a dissertation about the history and the design of the first Italian commercial computer: Olivetti Elea 9003, designed by Ettore Sottsass Jr. In my last academic research I focused on computers and design, with papers and lectures about Olivetti and the design of Italian early computing machines, as well as Programmed Arts in Italy in the Sixties. My fields of interest and work spread from digital fabrication to open source and open design, IoT, wearable technologies. Lately I worked in the field E-textiles, occupying a position in the communication department for Plug and Wear, a wearable technology company based in Florence. I organized and taught workshops in Italy and abroad, in international events such as Barcelona Fab10 or Rome Maker Faire. I am a former team member of Fablab Toscana and WeMake Fablab – makerspace in Milan. I am currently collaborating with the Museum of Computing Machinery of Pisa University with lectures and researches about the early computers of Italy. I am a PhD candidate at Middlesex University in the field of History and Philosophy of Computing.

em977 [at] live.mdx.ac.uk

Balbir Barn
@balbirbarn is professor of software engineering and deputy dean at the
Faculty of Science and Technology at Middlesex University. Balbir has over
15 years commercial research experience working in research centres at
Texas Instruments and Sterling Software where he was involved in the
research and design of leading software products such as the IEF. His
research is focused on model driven software engineering where the goal is
to use models as abstractions and execution environments to support, for
example, enterprise architecture and complex decision making.
More recently, he has applying modelling principles to value sensitive
design in the context of mobile application development. Outcomes of this
work include research towards the development of theory for value
sensitivity. Increasingly his work is multi-disciplinary and Balbir is
working with criminologists and sociologists in applying technology to
social problems and in social media research. The recently completed
MAYOT(Mobile Apps for Youth Offending Teams) project is being evaluated by
several youth offending services in Wales and England.
b.barn [at] mdx.ac.uk
Rabia Arif

I have achieved a first class honours from Middlesex University London in the BSc in Business Information Systems. Currently I am enrolled in the MSc in Business Information Systems at Middlesex University, supported by the David Caminer Postgraduate Scholarship in Business Computing. My current research focuses on data validation methods in the LEO I and LEO II series. My other research interests include software engineering practice and software support systems for students.

ra819 [at] live.mdx.ac.uk

Amar Kumar Seeam

I gained my MSc in System Level Integration in 2005 and received my PhD in 2015 for successfully completing research on the validation of building simulation tools for predictive control applications,   both at the University of Edinburgh. Previously I graduated with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 and MSc in Information Technology (Systems) from the University of Glasgow. I have worked as a research associate at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) on a number of high profile (>£1 Million funded) EPSRC and Innovate UK projects, including Light-as-a-Service (LaaS) with Cisco, and Secure High Availability Avionics Wireless Networks (SHAWN) with GE-Aviation and also received an Enterprise Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2006. Presently I am a programme coordinator and lecturer for BSc Computer Science (Systems Engineering) at Middlesex University (Mauritius Branch Campus), and am coordinating various Internet of Things research projects related to environmental monitoring – one of which is to create the first Air Quality Index (AQI) for Mauritius using smart city drone networks. My current research interests include next generation network architectures for the internet of things, IPv6 deployment strategies, cloud computing, smart cities, building simulation, intelligent buildings, distributed wireless sensor networks and historical computing.

a.seeam [at] mdx.ac.uk