Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Dr Gary B Wills

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Dr Gary B Wills

ECS, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom. SO17 1BJ

Position: Academic staff in Electronic and Software Systems
Extension: 22831
Telephone: Work (Voice): +44 (0)23 8059 2831
Fax: Work (Fax): +44 (0)23 8059 2865
Email: gbw@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Homepage: http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/gbw/
URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/395 [browse]

Interests: cloud computing, e-assessment, e-learning systems, ict4d, information systems, knowledge management, linked-data, security, semantic web, serious games, virtual research environments


Gary Wills is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Southampton.

He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours degree in Electromechanical Engineering, and then a PhD in Industrial Hypermedia systems.
He 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 the Uniiversity of Cape Town and a research professor at RLabs.
Gary’s research projects focus on Secure System Engineering and applications for industry, medicine and education, see research pages for more information.


Gary’s main administrative role within the school is programme co-ordinator for the IT in Organisation degree programme.



PhD: for research in to the Design and Evaluation of Industrial Hypermedia, University of Southampton 2000

PG Certificate in Advanced Educational Studies:  Design and Evaluation of Educational Software, from the Research & Graduate School of Education 2003

PGCert:  Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, 2002

BEng (Hons) Electromechanical Engineering, University of Southampton. 1995

Member off the IET

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Conferences Attended

Best Paper: The 2009 Richard E. Fulton SEIKM (Systems, Engineering, Information and Knowledge Management) Best Paper Award Computers and Information in EngineeringConference, San Diego, California. Navigation Over a Large Ontology for Industrial Web Applications

 Best Paper: at the 11th International CAA Conference, Loughborough UK 2007. AN E-LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSMENT (FREMA)

Gary is co-Chair (in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) for the International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference   http://caaconference.co.uk/ 

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