Dr Dean Mohamedally

Dr. Dean Mohamedally
Principal Teaching Fellow for Applied Software Engineering and Industry Projects
Director for the UCL Industry Exhange Network

Software Systems Engineering Group
Technology Transfer and Apps Strategy for UCL

Email: D.Mohamedally (at) cs.ucl.ac.uk

Department of Computer Science
University College London
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

My office hours are Wednesdays 1pm by appointment

Office: Room 4.13a, MPEB

"Hello world."

I am the Principal Teaching Fellow for Applied Software Engineering and Industry Projects and a member of the Software Systems Engineering group at the Department of Computer Science, University College London. I am the Director of the UCL IXN - Industry Exchange Network (www.ixn.org.uk), which I co-founded with Dr Graham Roberts and Geoff Hughes in 2011. We currently have just over 650 programming-centric students in the Department of Computer Science, 470 of which are in course modules that involve applied and industry-oriented software engineering. Our IXN programme is currently centred around term-time teaching with students based in our labs at UCL, with clients engaged with the students on Proof of Concepts (PoC) Software Engineering and Systems Integration development.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Member of the British Computing Society.

I am also the Director for Apps Engineering for all of UCL's faculties, and together with UCL Legal and UCL Engineering we enable students to participate on intercollegiate and internal research projects as part of their respective courses. If other faculties want to contact me about apps project requirements they can get in touch with me or my colleague, Dr Yun Fu. A role I keep close attention to is on Technology Transfer (primarily to syllabus and learning domains). Companies and research groups are welcome to contact me with regards to new technology platforms and deployment.

I am an executive member of the Institute for Digital Health, Digital Humanities and a keen supporter of our VR group.

My academic speciality is in Constructionism and Problem based learning within Computer Science education. My area of interest is on software construction best practices in Software Engineering and the application of Computer Science in general education. From this, I am currently looking at how curriculum design can improve with industry-led PoC initiatives and how to raise engagement with industry requirements on varying levels of CS classes.

I am also interested in school-based learning mechanisms for problem based learning, constructionist reinforcement and student-learning techniques from algorithm approaches to larger solution modelling.

Key links:

UCL Computer Science's Industry Exchange Network (IXN) Students Abstracts Book 2018

UCL IXN Project Requests Form for Industry Partners 2018

UCL Computer Science and Microsoft UK Joint White Paper 2017

UCL Computer Science's Student Showcase Video 2017