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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

    20042020

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    Personal profile

    Research Interests

    My main research interests are in Software and Systems engineering, and particuarly Requirements engineering. In recent years I have developed an interest in Digital Health, particularly applied to Brain health and how diagnostic software for neurodegenerative diseases. I also have a long-standing interest in text mining, with applcations to software engineering.

    I have over 140 peer-reviewed publications.

    Google Scholar tells me I have an h-index of 39

    Qualifications

    PhD Computer Science (Lancaster) 1986-1990

    BSc Computer Science 1st class honours (Lancaster) 1982-1985

    Employment

    Professor and Head of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University (from May 2017)

    Professor of Software Systems Engineering, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University (Jan 2011-April 2017)

    Visiting Professor, Arles Group, Inria Rocquencourt, France (Jan 2012 – May 2012, Jan 2013 – Apr 2013)

    Reader in Software Systems Engineering, Computing Department, Lancaster University (Aug 2008 – Dec 2010).

    Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University (Aug 2005 – Dec 2009).

    Head, Computing Department, Lancaster University (Aug 2000 – July 2003).

    Visiting Scientist, Dependable Software Applications group, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy (Apr 1999 - Sept 1999).

    Senior Lecturer, Computing Department, Lancaster University (Aug 1998 – July 2008).

    Lecturer, Computing Department, Lancaster University (Aug 1990 - July 1998).

    Research Associate, Computing Department, Lancaster University (Oct 1986 - July 1990).

    Scientific Officer, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (Sept 1985 - Sept 1986).  

    Funding Applications and Awards

    Funded research

    MODEM

    EPSRC

    2015- 2018

    £940,000

    PI

    SAMS

    EPSRC

    2013-2016

    £248497

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    SiNAPSE

    Electricité de France

    Jan – Dec 2010

    £174392

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    MaTREx

    EPSRC

    2008 - 2011

    £252245

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    SeCSE

    FP6 (IP)

    2004-2008

    €763000

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    LCKEI

    ERDF

    2002-2004

    £600000

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    ECO-ADM

    FP5

    2000-2003

    €432000

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    REVERE

    EPSRC

    1998-2001

    £158000

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    DEADA

    FP4

    1997-2000

    180000 Ecus

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    REAIMS

    FP4

    1994-1996

    201000 Ecus

    CoI

    Ceilidh

    TLTP (HEFCE)

    1992-1995

    £65000

    PI

    User Interfaces to Object Databases

     

    SERC/DTI

    1990-1993

    £66800

    PI

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    I am a member of the IEEE Computer Society

    PhD Supervision

    I have successfully graduated 11 PhD students and I currently supervise Jomar Alcantara and Huma Samin.

    Professional/editorial offices

    I am a member of the editorial board of the Requirements Engineering Journal (Springer)

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 3058
    Email: p.sawyer@aston.ac.uk

    Education/Academic qualification

    Lancaster University

    1 Sep 19861 Mar 1990

    Award Date: 1 Aug 1990

    Keywords

    • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    • software engineering
    • systems engineering
    • requirements engineering
    • digital health
    • text mining
    • natural language processing

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    Research Output

    A comparison of post-saccadic oscillations in European-Born and China-Born British University Undergraduates

    Mardanbegi, D., Wilcockson, T. D. W., Killick, R., Xia, B., Gellersen, H., Sawyer, P. & Crawford, T. J., 25 Feb 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 2, e0229177.

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  • Abnormalities of saccadic eye movements in dementia due to Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment

    Wilcockson, T. D. W., Mardanbegi, D., Xia, B., Taylor, S., Sawyer, P., Gellersen, H. W., Leroi, I., Killick, R. & Crawford, T. J., 2 Aug 2019, In : Aging. 11, 15, p. 5389-5398 10 p.

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  • Oculomotor and inhibitory control in dyslexia

    Wilcockson, T., Mardanbegi, D., Sawyer, P., Gellersen, H., Xia, B. & Crawford, T., 8 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 12, p. 66 13 p., 66.

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  • The Effects of Previous Error and Success in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Crawford, T. J., Taylor, S., Mardanbegi, D., Polden, M., Wilcockson, T. W., Killick, R., Sawyer, P., Gellersen, H. & Leroi, I., 27 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 20204.

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  • Can you detect early dementia from an email? A proof of principle study of daily computer use to detect cognitive and functional decline

    Stringer, G., Couth, S., Brown, L. J. E., Montaldi, D., Gledson, A., Mellor, J., Sutcliffe, A., Sawyer, P., Keane, J., Bull, C., Zeng, X., Rayson, P. & Leroi, I., 1 Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 33, 7, p. 867-874

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  • Prizes

    10-year most influential paper in Requirements Engineering conference 2009

    Bencomo, Nelly (Recipient), Sawyer, Peter (Recipient), Betty H.C. Cheng (Recipient) & jonathan whittle (Recipient), 26 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)