Dr Suraj Ajit is an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Deputy Subject Leader in Technology overseeing the postgraduate courses in computing. He first studied Computer Science and Engineering at Bangalore University in India. He attained a first-class undergraduate degree and came to the UK to pursue PhD study in Computing at the University of Aberdeen under Professor Derek Sleeman in a multi-million pound Advanced Knowledge Technologies project. He also worked as a part-time Research Assistant in the project. His thesis involved collaborative work with Rolls-Royce to develop methodologies and tools to capture and maintain engineering design rules. He then worked as a Software Engineer for the University of Dundee in a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership project with a start-up company. On successful completion of the project, he joined BAE Systems as a Research Scientist and worked in model-based software engineering projects for three years. Suraj joined the Computing department at the University of Northampton in 2011. He teaches modules in Computing and Software Engineering for both undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. He has experience of supervising PhD students to completion.
Suraj has extensive experience of external validation/advisory and examining of degree courses (postgraduate/undergraduate) in other higher education institutions in the UK including Cardiff University, De Montfort University, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Westminster, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, University of Bedfordshire, University of Brighton, Buckinghamshire new University, Teesside University, Leeds Beckett University, University of Derby and Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.