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Mr. Gary Hill

  • Job title: Subject Leader: Computing
  • Department: Computing

General information

Gary Hill is currently Head of Department: Computing & Immersive Technologies at the University of Northampton, School of Science & Technology (UK).

Qualifications

  • MPhil, Computer Assisted Learning - Structural Analysis & Design, Loughborough University, 1998
  • MSc, Computer Science, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 2001
  • PGCE, University of Greenwich (Garnett College) London, 1986
  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Numerical Analysis) Swansea University, 1985

Employment

  • Head of Department: Computing & Immersive Technologies, University of Northampton, 2011-present
  • Head of Computing & Immersive Technologies, University of Northampton, 2002- 2011
  • Acting Associate Dean (Operations) University of Northampton, 2008.
  • Principal Lecturer, University of Northampton, 1992-2002
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Northampton, 1989-1992
  • Lecturer II, University of Northampton, 1987-1989
  • Lecturer II, Computing & Civil Engineering, Thames Valley University, 1986-1987

External Examiner

  • MSc Enterprise Application Development, BSc/BEng Software Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University at SLIIT, Sri Lanka (2014-2018)
  • BSc Computer Science, University of Derby including: Mediterranean College (Athens & Thessaloniki, Greece) (2014-2018)
  • MSc Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire IST Athens (2011-2015) 
  • BSc Multimedia Technologies, Islington College, Kathmandu, Nepal (2011-2012)
  • BSc, FDSc Digital Solutions, Interactive Multimedia, Multimedia, Multimedia Technology & Applications at London Metropolitan University (2008-2012)
  • MSc Computing, Internet Technology and e-Commerce, Internet Technology, Distributed Computing Systems, Computer Systems and Networking, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Enterprise Software Engineering, Mobile Computing and Communications courses at University of Greenwich (2006-2011)
  • BSc Computing, Software Engineering, Computer Games Development, Multimedia Games Development at University of Central Lancashire (2004-2009) 
  • BSc Computing courses at Shenzhen University, Guangdong, China (2005-2009) 
  • BSc Computing courses at UDA (Spengergasse, Vienna & Leonding, Linz) Austria (2005-2009) 
  • BSc Computing, Computer Network Technology, Systems Management, Information Systems Design at DEI (Thessaloniki) Greece (2007-2009) 
  • Foundation Year at South Bank University (1998-2002) 
  • HND/C at Buckinghamshire New University (1998-2002) 
  • HNC at East Berkshire College (2001-2002)

External Advisor

  • External Review Panel Member for Undergraduate/Postgraduate Computing, Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Sciences, University of Staffordshire (04/2013)
  • External Review Panel Member for the Field of UG Computing, School of Computer Science & Technology, University of Bedfordshire (09/2012)
  • Department for Education, Level 3 (A Level/Vocational) Qualification Reform - Roundtable Discussion - Specialist Vocational Focus Group, Sanctuary Buildings, London, (06/2012)
  • External Review Panel Member for the Field of Undergraduate (UG) Computing, School of Computer Science & Technology, University of Bedfordshire (09/2009)
  • External Validation Advisor for Franchise of BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Computing (Multimedia), BSc (Hons) Computing Network Technology to DEI Bachelor and Masters Degrees, Thessaloniki, Greece (05/2007) 
  • External Validation Advisor for the BSc Computing by Distance Learning at the University of East London (05/2006) 
  • External Validation Advisor for Franchise of BSc Computing courses at UDA (Spengergasse, Vienna & Leonding, Linz) Austria (06/2005)

University Committees/Offices

  • Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC) 2013-2014
  • Academic Audit and Review Committee (AARC) 2013- 2014
  • Senior Admissions Tutor (2008-present)
  • Mitigating Circumstances Panel (Chair/Member)
  • Examination Boards (Chair/Member)
  • Examination Boards (Chair/Member)
  • E-Strategy Steering Group (2006-2011)
  • Course Validation Panels (Chair/Member)
  • Lifelong Learning Committee (2006-2008)
  • External Examiners' Committee (School Representative 2003-2009)
  • Committee for Taught Programmes (School Representative 2004-2006)

School Committees

  • School Executive Team (SET)
  • International School Executive Team
  • School Management Group (SMG)
  • School Health & Safety 
  • Quality Standards & Enhancement Committee (QSEC)
  • School Student Experience Committee (SSEC)

Professional Membership and Advisory Bod​ies

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) 
  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP) 
  • Northampton Branch Committee Member of the British Computer Society (BCS) - Education Liaison Officer (2009-present).
  • Council of Professors and Heads of Computing​ (CPHC)

Teaching

  • BSc Computing - Problem Solving & Programming
  • MSc Computing (Internet Technology) Java Programming
  • Field Chair for Computer Systems (BSc Computing awards in Computing, Computer Networks Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Graphics & Visualisation, Internet
  • Technology & Security, Mobile Computing, Software Engineering) (2003-2011)
  • Admissions Tutor for BSc, HND/C Computing (2000-2011)
  • First Year Leader, BSc Computing (2001-2011)
  • Course Leader, HND Computer Systems Engineering (2000-2005)
  • Course Leader, HNC Computer Systems Engineering (2000-2005)
  • Budget Holder, Computing Section (2001-present)

Research

  • Mobile Device Application Development
  • Enterprise Application Development
  • GPGPU/GPU
  • 2D/3D Graphics
  • Graphics & Visualisation
  • 3D Computer Modelling
  • Problem Solving & Programming
  • Mobile Device Programming
  • Project Based Learning
  • Problem based Learning

Publications

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2017

  1. Opoku Agyeman, M., Vien, Q.-T., Hill, G., Turner, S. J. and Mak, T. (2017) An efficient channel model for evaluating Wireless NoC architectures. In: 2016 International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing Workshops (SBAC-PADW). Online: IEEE. 978-1-5090-4844-1. pp. 85-90.
  2. Hill, G., Turner, S. J. and Childs, K. (2017) The answers not on the screen. Paper presented to: 13th China Europe Symposium on Software Engineering Education (CEISEE), Athens, Greece, 24-25 May 2017. (Accepted)

2016

  1. Hill, G. (2016) Review of a problems-first approach to first year undergraduate programming. In: Wu, B. and Kassel, S. (eds.) Software Engineering Education Going Agile: 11th China-Europe International Symposium on Software Engineering Education (CEISEE 2015). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 9783319291659. pp. 73-80.

2014

  1. Hill, G. and Turner, S. J. (2014) Electronic online marking of software asssignments. In: Motta, G. and Wu, B. (eds.) Software Engineering Education for a Global E-Service Economy. Berlin: Springer. pp. 41-48.
  2. Hill, G. and Turner, S. J. (2014) Problems first, second and third. International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education (IJQAETE). 3(3), pp. 88-109. 2155-496X.

2013

  1. Hill, G. and Turner, S. J. (2013) Electronic Online Marking Of Software Assignments (EOMOSA). Paper presented to: 9th China-Europe International Symposium on Software Engineering Education, Milan, 13-14 May 2013. (Unpublished)

2012

  1. Kariyawasam, K. A., Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2012) Is it visual? The importance of a problem solving module within a computing course. Computer Education. 10(166), pp. 9-11. 1672-5913.
  2. Hill, G. and Turner, S. J. (2012) Referencing within code in software engineering education! Computer Education. 10(166), pp. 5-8. 1672-5913.

2011

  1. Hill, G., Svennevik, E. and Turner, S. J. (2011) Green computer science courses. No more labs full of computers, we’re going mobile! Paper presented to: 7th China-Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education (CEISIE 2011): Green Computing in Higher Education, University of Northampton, 23-24 May 2011. (Unpublished)
  2. Hill, G. and Turner, S. J. (2011) Problems first. In: Hussey, M., Wu, B. and Xiaofei, X. (eds.) Software Industry-Oriented Education Practices and Curriculum Development: Experiences and Lessons. Hershey, Pa.: IGI Global. pp. 110-126.

2010

  1. Zhao, F., Turner, S. J., Dravid, R., Hill, G. and Zhang, Y. (2010) A virtual environment training system for haptic laparoscopic surgery. Paper presented to: 16th International Conference on Automation and Computing, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, 11 September 2010. (Unpublished)
  2. Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2010) Innovative use of robots and graphical programming in software education. Paper presented to: 6th China-Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education (CEISIE2010), Xi'an, China, 24-25 May 2010. (Unpublished)
  3. Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2010) Innovative use of robots and graphical programming in software education. Computer Education. 9, pp. 54-56. 1672-5913.

2009

  1. Turner, S. J., Hill, G. and Adams, J. P. (2009) Robots in problem solving in programming. Paper presented to: Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences 9th 1-day Teaching of Programming Workshop, Bath, 6 April 2009. (Unpublished)

2008

  1. Minai, A., Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2008) Motivational differences in learning internet programming between arts and computing students. In: White, H. (ed.) 9th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. Newtownabbey: Higher Education Acadamy, Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. 9780955967603. p. 207.
  2. Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2008) Robotics within the teaching of problem-solving. ITALICS. 7(1), pp. 108-119. 1473-7507.

2007

  1. Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2007) Robots in problem-solving and programming. In: Proceedings of 8th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. Ulster: Higher Education Academy Information and Computer Sciences Centre. 9780955200571. pp. 82-85.

2006

  1. Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2006) The inclusion of robots within the teaching of problem solving - preliminary results. In: Steede, H. (ed.) 7th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. Dublin: Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Information and Computer Sciences. 0955200539. pp. 241-242.

2001

  1. Sealey, B. J., Hill, G. and Phillips, P. S. (2001) Review of strategy for recycling and reuse of waste materials. In: Dhir, R. K., Limbachiya, M. C. and McCarthy, M. J. (eds.) Recycling and Reuse of Sewage Sludge: Proceedings of the International Symposium Organised by the Concrete Technology Unit and Held at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK on 19-20 March 2001. London: Thomas Telford. 0727729926. pp. 325-335.
  2. Sealey, B. J., Phillips, P. S. and Hill, G. (2001) Waste management in the ready-mixed concrete industry: key issues for future consideration. In: Concrete Communication Conference 2001: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual BCA/Concrete Society Conference on Higher Education and the Concrete Industry. Crowthorne: British Cement Association. 9780721015811. pp. 307-316.
  3. Sealey, B. J., Phillips, P. S. and Hill, G. (2001) Waste management issues for the UK ready-mixed concrete industry. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 32(3-4), pp. 321-331. 0921-3449.
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