Dr Piers Campbell
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 7130|
School of Design Communication and IT
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Piers graduated from the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Ulster in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, and again in 2001 and 2005 from the Faculty of Engineering with an MRes (Distinction) and a PhD. His doctoral work focused on the application of Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence techniques to the renewable energy sector and was fully industrially sponsored by B9 Energy (O&M) Ltd.
Since 2004 Piers has held a number of academic positions both continuing and visiting in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East. He joined the Faculty of Science & Information Technology in 2012 and currently teaches into the BIT and MIT programs.
Piers currently conducts research in a variety of areas though his involvement with the Applied Informatics Research Group. These areas include knowledge discovery in the medical domain and also within large datasets, something which is now termed “Big Data”. More recently, Piers has started to explore social networks and a number of issues around them including, privacy, trust and adoption.
Always on the lookout for new opportunities and excitement, if you have an idea for a project, collaboration or something to chat about over a coffee, get in touch.
- PhD, University of Ulster, 2005
- Master of Research, University of Ulster, 2001
- Diploma in Industrial Studies, University of Ulster, 2000
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Ulster, 2000
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Mining
- Online Social Networks
- Renewable Energy
Prediction of Wind Spectra
Knowledge Discovery in Industrial Data Sets
Fault Identification in Telecommunication Networks
Development and Performance of Software Product Lines
E-Learning/Cloud based learning
Privacy in Social Networks
Modeling Social Networks
Piers is an active member of the Applied Informatics Research (AIR) group in the Faculty of Science and IT, a multidisciplinary grouping which conducts research in a broad range of domains. He has active collaborations in the areas of modelling and simulation with the University of Kingston, UK.
Fields of Research
|080108||Neural, Evolutionary And Fuzzy Computation||40|
|080109||Pattern Recognition And Data Mining||40|
|090608||Renewable Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Solar Cells)||20|
Centres and Groups
I am currently the School of Design Communication and IT representative on the Faculty Community & Marketing Committee.
- Data Mining & Warehousing
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Enterprise Systems
- Project Management
- Software Design
- Systems Analysis & Design
I have a wide variety of teaching experience in a range of international settings. I have taught and developed courses and programs at the under- and postgraduate level in areas such as:
Enterprise Resource Planing