Professor of Computer Science and Provost/CEO/PVC, University of Nottingham

I am a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham (UK). I am currently the Provost and CEO at our campus in Malaysia and also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University. I hold (or have held) several Directorship on various companies. Prior to entering academic , I worked in industry for almost 20 years.

I am Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, as well as an Associate Editor of nine other journals.

My research interests include:

Operational Research
Evolutionary Computing


  • –present
    Professor of Operations Research and Vice-Provost, University of Nottingham


  • 2001 
    University of Nottingham, PhD
  • 1997 
    UMIST, BSc Computation (1st Class)


Fellow of the Operational Research Society, Fellow of the British Computer Society