Academic Expert profiles

Experts in the faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Our Computing, Engineering and Built Environment faculty has an abundance of academics with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for teaching. Our experts range from quantity surveyors to sound engineers, all of whom have experience working in the industry they teach.

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Carlo Harvey

Dr Carlo Harvey is an Associate Professor in Computer Games Technology at Birmingham City University, in the School of Computing and Digital Technology. He teaches C++ for Games, Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning. He is the Director of Future Games and Graphics overseeing the research arm for Games and Graphics within the DMTLab at BCU.

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Claudia Carter

Claudia is a Professor in the field of interdisciplinary research and environmental governance. Her research relates to climate change and sustainability adopting social-ecological systems thinking and approaches.

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Damilola Ekundayo

Damilola is an Associate Professor in the Built Environment, Head of Construction and Quantity Surveying Subject Group and Programme Director for MSc Quantity Surveying. Damilola also has substantial professional experience in the construction industry and in the UK higher education sector as well as varied management experience. 

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Mariam Adedoyin-Olowe

Mariam is Programme Leader of MSc Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University. She is also a researcher in the field of Data Mining, Data Analytics and Data Science.

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Tychonas Michailidis

Dr Tychonas Michailidis is a Lecturer in Digital Media Technology at the School of Computing and Digital Technology. He is part of BIFCA, teaching both students in Birmingham and in Wuhan, China. He joined BCU in February 2020 from Solent University in Southampton.

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Sara Hassan

Sara is a full-time Senior Lecturer in software engineering, leading the MSc Advanced Computer Science courseShe is currently an active researcher in the Intelligent Software Systems Lab (ISSL). 

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The faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment has three research centres covering all subject areas. 


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