The academics who developed and adapted courses
Professor Dame Wendy Hall
Wendy is Regius Professor of Computer Science and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Engagement) at the University of Southampton, as well as Executive Director of the Web Science Institute. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy, was co-Chair of the UK government’s 2017 AI Review, and is the first Skills Champion for AI in the UK.
Professor Vancho Chabukovski
Vancho is visitor at the Web Science Institute (WSI) and Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group of the School of Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Southampton. He is a professor of Computer Science, Software Development and Databases, Programming Languages and Systems, and Information Systems at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. He has extensive experience developing e-learning systems, and is CEO and co-founder of Chabukai6 Limited and founder of Chabukaisix Learn, partnering with Southampton Data Science Academy (SDSA) at the University of Southampton and helping to extend the reach of Southampton Data Science Academy’s learning propositions in South-East Europe (SEE). His role is ensuring adapted content and delivery as appropriate for local market conditions.
Professor Les Carr
Les is Professor of Web Science at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science. He’s also a Director of the Web Science Institute and previously Director of the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training. His research on Open Access and Open Data led to the establishment of Eprints – offering Open Access publication and data services, training and support to the research industry.
Dr Gary Willis
Gary is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honors degree in Electromechanical Engineering, followed by a PhD in Industrial Hypermedia Systems. Gary is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology, and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy. He is also a visiting Associate Professor at University of Cape Town and a research professor at RLabs.
Dr David Millard
Dave is Associate Professor of Computer and Web Science at the University of Southampton, David is a founding member of the Web and Internet Science research group within the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). He represents ECS on the steering group for the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training. David is currently Vice-Chair for ACM SIGWEB.
Dr Rob Blair
Rob is Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science. He holds an MSc Information Systems from University of East Anglia and an MSc Web Science from University of Southampton. Qualified to teach Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Rob is a highly-experienced classroom teacher and online tutor specializing in data science.
Dr. Manuel León-Urrutia
Manuel is Senior Teaching Fellow in the Web and Internet Science research group of the Electronics and Computer Science department of the University of Southampton. He holds an MSc & PhD in Web Science, a PGCE in education and an MA in Applied Linguistics. Manuel is specialised in learning technologies, with experience in learning design and research interests in MOOCs and learning analytics. Prior to joining the Computer Science department in 2012, he worked for 6 years as an editor in a publishing company, and 6 more years as a language teacher in the University of Southampton. Manuel currently has an academic, senior tutoring and learning design role in the Southampton Data Science Academy.
Dr David Tarrant
David is learning skills lead and a data scientist at the Open Data Institute.
David joined the ODI from the University of Southampton where he was a lecturer in the Web and Internet Science Group. He was responsible for creating the world’s first undergraduate course in open data.
Since joining the ODI David has put in place key educational content that helped transform governments and unlock over $15m for startups. Additionally he has applied his data science skills to building policy making tools for open data leaders, including the Open Data Barometer visualization. This tool has been used to guide policy development and allow leaders to compare and contrast their open data initiatives with other similar ones globally.
As learning skills lead, David is responsible for the direction and quality of the ODI’s learning offering. Products include face to face training, eLearning and the ODI’s learning records system (LRS). Underpinned by the skills framework, all of these products put together ensure that the ODI can offer high quality online and face to face training to as many people as possible.
Dejan is an eLearning specialist with over 20 years of experience in the field. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, and an MSc specialisation in Public Policy Making in Education and Human Development from George Washington University.
Dejan worked for the Ministry for Education and Science where he was responsible for educational policies related to ICT in education, eLearning and R&D projects for academic and educational IT networks, and for the National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility, where he was responsible for educational policies networks and studies, and deployment of the eLearning platforms in the formal and vocational education and training. He is currently a consultant on ICT related projects and has tutoring and eLearning design roles at Chabukaisix Learn.
Professor Riste Temjanovski
Riste is a Professor at University Goce Delcev – Shtip, North Macedonia and holds Research Chair in Department of Economy at the Faculty of Economics. He has a demonstrated practice of working in the higher education and entrepreneurial community. Skilled in Transport and Logistics Science, E-business, Management Information Systems, E-Marketing, GIS Software and Data Analysis. He is strong education professional with a PhD in Economic Science, Master of Spatial planning focused on Transport Science. He is experienced in gathering and analysing economical data, statistical data analysis and graphic data presentation and interpretation. He has tutoring and course content developing roles at Chabukaisix Learn.