Professor Stuart Allen

Professor Stuart Allen

Head of School, Computer Science and Informatics

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Email:
allensm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6070
Location:
N/2.09, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

My research interests are in the field of mobile and social computing, covering both practical problems with direct applications to industry and policy making, and interdisciplinary collaborations exploring the opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies. I have 20 years of research experience in wireless network modelling and optimisation to improve efficiency through automated planning and management of network infrastructure and resources.

Education and qualifications

  • 1996: PhD (Graph Theory) University of Reading, UK
  • 1991: BSc Mathematics, Nottingham University, UK

Career overview

  • 2000 - present: Cardiff University School of Computer Science & Informatics
  • 1996 - 2000: Research Fellow, University of Glamorgan

Professional memberships

  • Member of the IEEE

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  • Hodge, L. E.et al. 2008. Coverage and service bounds for UMTS. Presented at: International Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications, and Systems, Yilan, Taiwan, 10-12 September 2008 Presented at Lin, Y., Chao, H. and Chong, P. H. J. eds.Mobility '08: Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications, and Systems, Yilan, Taiwan, 10-12 September, 2008. New York, NY: ACM, (10.1145/1506270.1506333)
  • Colombo, G. B., Whitaker, R. M. and Allen, S. M. 2008. Cooperation in social networks of trust. Presented at: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, Venice, Italy, 20-24 October 2008 Presented at Di Marzo Serugendo, G. and Gleizes, M. eds.SASOW 2008 proceedings: Second IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, Venice, Italy, 20-24 Oct. 2008. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE pp. 78-83., (10.1109/SASOW.2008.39)
  • Allen, S. M., Whitaker, R. M. and Hurley, S. 2008. Personalised subscription pricing for optimised wireless mesh network deployment. Computer Networks 52(11), pp. 2172-2188. (10.1016/j.comnet.2008.03.007)
  • Teterin, V., Hurley, S. and Allen, S. M. 2008. A staged optimization framework for cost optimized WiMax network design. Presented at: 4th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2008), Athens, Greece, 27 July-1 August 2008 Presented at Reznik, L. ed.Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications, Athens, Greece, July 27- August 1 2008. Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society pp. 185-190., (10.1109/ICWMC.2008.46)
  • Allen, S. M.et al. 2008. Social networking for pervasive adaptation. Presented at: Second IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, Venice, Italy, 20-24 October 2008 Presented at Di Marzo Serugendo, G. and Gleizes, M. -. P. eds.Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops (SASOW 2008), Venice, Italy, 20-24 October 2008. Los Alamitos, CA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers pp. 49-54., (10.1109/SASOW.2008.34)
  • Greede, A., Allen, S. M. and Whitaker, R. M. 2008. A simple human mobility model for opportunistic networks. Presented at: 9th Annual Postgraduate Symposium : The Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, Liverpool John Moores University, 23-24 June 2008Proceedings of the 9th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, Liverpool, UK, 23-24 June 2008. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool John Moores University

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My teaching introduces Python, algorithms and discrete maths.

My research covers areas in mobile and social computing, including:

  • Developing detailed mathematical models and metrics to represent the diverse technical and economical constraints and objectives of wireless networks,
  • Developing metaheuristic algorithms to select and configure network infrastructure.
  • Information dissemination in social newtorks and pervasive communication technologies, based on models of human behavior and mobility.
  • Understanding the role of human nature in our use of technology, for example, to develop techniques to predict opportune moments to interupt a smartphone user.

Current supervision

Enas Alradaddi

Research student

Beryl Noe

Research student

Nyala Noe

Nyala Noe

Research student

Wafi Bedewi

Research student

Peter Sueref

Research student