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Dr Neil Smith

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Professional biography

Dr Smith is a senior lecturer in Computing and Communications with interests in aritficial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and pedagogy.

Research interests

My main research interests are in pedagogy of STEM education, including ways of engaging people in non-traditional contexts, such as children in Code Clubs and under-represented groups looking to move into computing.

Teaching interests

I teach in the areas of data science and machine learning. I currently lead a team developing a new module on machine learning for the OU's data science degree.

Impact and engagement

I work with several groups outside the university, including Code Club and GirlsCodeMK. Both these groups work to engage people with computing outside traditional higher-education contexts.

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CRC: Language, Multimedia and Knowledge TechnologiesGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology