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Overview

Areas of interest

His research interest includes the Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data analytics and Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Computer Networks and Wireless Communications.

Background

Ashraf is a Lecturer at the University of West of Scotland, he was a lecturer at University of Reading. He worked as a lecturer at University of Bedfordshire and York St Johns University. He was module leader of Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing, Computer System Structure and Database.

He was a Research Associate for the ReFLEX project, funded by the UKRI, project was about developing whole system model in the Smart Grid in Orkney.

He is a multidisciplinary approach aided by his Master degrees in Computer Science as well as Statistics. Diverse experience including 15 years industry/professional experience to support Higher Education teaching and research. Current research focuses on Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Computer Networking, Data Science, Internet of Things. Skilled in supporting learning in different contexts and management experience in varied voluntury organisations.

Ashraf obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2019 from the University of Bedfordshire, UK, where he worked on the Smart Grid. He has a number of publications. His research was on designing the demand response pricing model by using simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation in the Smart Grid.

From 2015 to 2022, he worked as a Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire, York St Johns University and Research Associates at Heriot Watt University. Prior to that, between 2004 and 2014, he worked as a Head of Student Services and IT Manager at ICON College of Technology and Management. Over the period of time, he also served as an IT Consultant at IT Anywhere which provides smart hardware and software solutions including Domain, Hositng, Website Development and Management.

Teaching

He is currently teaching Mobile Business Technology, Ethics and IT, Project Management, Ethical Hacking Tools and Techniques, Computer Forensic Analysis, Python with Computer Network, Research Methodology and supervising, MSc Final Year students.

He taught varied modules in varied Universities

Modules Taught

Name of the University

Level

Develop Course Contents

Mathematics

University of Reading

L4

Delivery

Computer Networking (Socket Programming with Java, C++, Python)

University of Reading

L5

Delivery and contributed to development

Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing

University of Reading

L7

Delivery and contributed to development

Programming with C++

University of Reading

L4

Delivery and contributed to development

Internet of Things (IoT)

York St Johns University

L7

Develop and Delivery contents from the scratch

Computer Systems Structure

University of Bedfordshire

L4

Yes

Network Systems 

University of Bedfordshire

L7

 

Wireless Communication

University of Bedfordshire

L7

 

Data Communication

University of Bedfordshire

L5

 

Operating Systems

University of Bedfordshire

L4

 

Network Programming with C++

University of Bedfordshire

L5

 

Python Programming

University of Bedfordshire

Foundation

 

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AZ 900

York St Johns University

L5

 

Big Data Analysis

York St Johns University

L7

Co-Delivery

Machine Learning

York St Johns University

L7

Co-Delivery

Artificial Intelligence

York St Johns University

L7

Co-Delivery

 

 

 

 

Data Science in Microsoft Azure Cloud (DP 100)

Microsoft Certified (completed)

 

 

Artificial Intelligence in Microsoft Azure Cloud (AI 900)

Microsoft Certified

 

 

Research Methodology and Project Management in Emerging Technology

University of Bedfordshire

L7

 

Telecommunication and Business Management

University of Bedfordshire

L7

 

Final Project in Emerging Technology [Sri Lanka]

University of Bedfordshire

L6

 

Database- MS Access, SQL

University of Bedfordshire

L4

 

Modern Database Practice (Oracle Apex)

University of Bedfordshire

L5

 

Python

University of Bedfordshire

Foundation

 

Software Development Principles

University of Northumbria (QA)

L7 (Apprenticeship)

 

User System Design

University of Roehampton (QA)

L4 (Apprenticeship)

 

Data Communication and Network Security

University of Roehampton (QA)

L4 (Apprenticeship)

 

Data Science

University of Roehampton (QA)

L4 (Apprenticeship)

Co-Delivery

Cyber Security

University of Roehampton (QA)

L4 (Apprenticeship)

Co-Delivery

PhD student supervision

University of Greenwich in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University

PhD

 

MSc by Research Student Supervision (Smart Grid)

Heriot-Watt University

L7

 

CCNA

Cisco Certification

 

 

Academic qualifications

2019 PhD in Computer Science, University of Bedfordshire

2006 MSc in Computer Science, University of East London

2003 Master of Information Technology, Charles Stuart University

1999 Master of Statistics, University of Dhaka

1991 BSc in Mathematics and Physics, University of Dhaka

Professional bodies/affiliations

2017 Fellow of Higher Education Academy

2012 Member of IEEE 

2017 Member of BCS

2015 Member of ACM

2000- Life Member of Statistical Society

Keywords

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  • Data Science

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