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Philip Payne

Senior Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Computing and Information Science
Areas of Expertise:
Computing and technology

Philip is a specialist in data storage and manipulation with specific emphasis on database design and data-driven application programming for both web and desktop environments. Philip holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from ARU.

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After leaving Birmingham University in 1987 with an Honours degree in Chemistry, Philip refocused his interests into the expanding discipline of Computer Programming. Having worked for a number of companies, including his own, Philip joined ARU in 2008. He is a member of the Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group.

Philip teaches modules that form part of the Software Engineering, and Apprentice Data Science courses at ARU as well as conducting research into wheelchair control systems and working as a practitioner offering advice on data analytics.

Research interests
  • Control systems for electric wheelchairs
  • Embedded Control Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Virtual environments for rapid testing
  • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
  • Advanced Object Oriented Programming
  • Advanced Relational Database Development
  • Database Application Programming
  • Data Science MSc Major Project (Distance Learning)
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Birmingham
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University
Selected recent publications

Payne, P. and Sanchez-Velazquez, E. (2019). Comparison of Electric Wheelchair Control Systems in a Virtual Environment - IEEE Conference Publication. 2018 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CEEC).

Recent presentations and conferences
Chelmsford Science Festival, Lego and Artificial Intelligence
2018 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CEEC)