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Dr Paul Sant

Head of School of Computer Science and Technology

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Dr Paul Sant joined the University in September 2005 as a lecturer and he became a Senior Lecturer in September 2006. He was promoted to Principal Lecturer in August 2011. Between January 2013 and August 2015 he oversaw the running of the University's Milton Keynes campus

Paul Sant

In September 2015 he was appointed as Associate Dean (Quality and Development) in the Faculty of Creative Arts, Science and Technologies. Paul was appointed  Head of the School of Computer Science and Technology in 2018.  

Paul completed his PhD from King's College, London in 2003 with a thesis entitled "Algorithmics of edge-colouring pairs of 3-regular trees" and prior to this, a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool (1999).

bcs Fellow

Paul is an active member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) as well as being a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Paul always maintained strong links with the School of Computer Science and Technology and is research active, being a local PI on the HEFCE funded MK: SMART project as well as being the Director of Studies of four PhD students.

Research Interests

  • Graph Theory
  • Algorithm Design
  • Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Trust Modelling
  • Security Modelling in Pervasive Environments
  • Computer Security and Forensics

Recent Publications

Please see: Publications

Research Supervision

Current Students

  • Mark Hooper, PhD (2012-)
  • Faris Abomelha, PhD (2012-)
  • ASM Mahmud, PhD (2019)
  • Emin Ogur

Previous Students

  • Saeed Al-Marri, PhD (2017)
  • Thaier Hamid, PhD (2015)
  • Moniphia Hewling, PhD (2014)
  • Dr Gregory Epiphaniou, PhD (2011)
  • Emanuel (Chris) Thomas, MPhil (2010)

Research Examining

  • Marcia Gibson, MSc by Research
  • Tao Cao, MSc by Research
  • Yueqiao.Li, PhD
  • Hataichanok Saevanee, PhD
  • Ashley Ferrugia, PhD

Journal Editorial Membership

  • International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (2009-)

Journal Reviewer

  • The Computer Journal
  • Journal of Discrete Algorithms
  • International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation in Engineering

External Examining and Course Approval

  • External panel expert, FdSc suite (franchised provision), Teesside University, 2011
  • External panel expert, MSc suite (franchised provision), Middlesex University, 2010

Administrative Duties

  • Academic Director (2008-2012)
  • PhD examiner (internal) and MSc by Research examiner (internal)
  • PhD examiner (external)
  • Partner College Liaison (Computing) - 2006/7)

Conference Organisation

  • Co-organiser (along with Dr Raphael Clifford) of BAD'07
  • Co-organiser (along with Dr Raphael Clifford) of BAD'08
  • Co-organiser (along with Dr Raphael Clifford) of BAD'09

Programme Committee Membership

  • The 2nd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies (EIDWT 2011)
  • The 1st IEEE NSS Workshop on Mobile and Online Social Networks (MOSN 2011)
  • Internet 2011

Extra Curricular Activities

In his spare time Paul enjoys a large variety of sports including: competitive athletics, marathon running, football and swimming. He also regularly attends the gym.

Besides sporting activities Paul also enjoys reading, going to the theatre and watching opera.

Contact Details

Dr Paul Sant
T: +44 (0)1582 743 209

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