Dr Arooj Fatima

Senior Lecturer

Medical Technology Research Centre

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Computing and Information Science
Areas of Expertise:
Computer Science
Research Supervision:

Arooj teaches user experience design, with specialist areas in interaction design, usability and web solutions. Her research interests include semantic data technologies, artificial intelligence and user interfaces.

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Arooj graduated with a BSc degree in Computer Science and went on to be a software developer in Java, particularly working on web services.

Being interested in web technologies, she changed her job role as a Senior Web Developer with a dual responsibility to document user requirements and liaise with customers. She has more than ten years of IT industry experience, specialising in PHP, databases, APIs, web services, mobile applications and user experience design.

After this she moved into academia, initially teaching Software Design and Implementation and Computer Systems and more recently Interaction Design and Usability, User Experience and Advanced Web Solutions.

Arooj is a member of the Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group.

Research interests
  • Semantic search
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Effective user interfaces
  • Reliable techniques to evaluate usability
  • Intelligent web applications

Arooj is a member of our Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group with specialisms in Semantic Web Technologies.

Arooj would be pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students. Find out more about our Computing and Information Science PhD and exciting PhD project opportunities.


BEng (Hons) Computer Science
MSc Computer Science

  • PhD, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc, Anglia Ruskin University
Selected recent publications

Fatima, A., Luca, C., Wilson, G., 2015. User queries for Semantic Search. International Journal of Simulation, Systems, Science and Technology (IJSSST), 16(4), pp. 11.1-11.6.

Hobbs, M., Luca, C., Fatima, A., Warnes, M., 2014. Ontological analysis for dynamic data model exploration. Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis: Decision Support Systems and Services Evaluation, 5(1).

Recent presentations and conferences

Fatima, A., Luca, C., Hobbs, M., 2015. SPARQL query from free text user query. Industrial Informatics 2015 (INDIN) IEEE International Conference, 22-24 July 2015.

Kettouch, M. S., Luca, C., Hobbs, M., Fatima, A., 2015. Data Integration Approach for Semi-structured and Structured Data (Linked Data). Industrial Informatics 2015 (INDIN) IEEE International Conference, 22-24 July 2015.

Fatima, A., Luca, C., Wilson, G., Kettouch, M. S., 2015. Result Optimisation for Federated SPARQL queries (UKSIM 2015). 25-27 March 2015.

Fatima, A., Luca, C. and Wilson, G., 2014. User Experience and Efficiency for Semantic Search Engine (accepted). 14th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM 2014), May 2014. Paper RD-005193.

Fatima, A., Luca, C. and Wilson, G., 2014. New Framework for Semantic Search Engine. 16th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSIM-2014), March 2014. Paper No. 1569916557.