Dr Neil Gordon

Dr Neil Gordon

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Neil Gordon is a senior lecturer in Computer Science. He has research interests at the interface of mathematics with computer science, particularly in the areas of finite geometry and its applications.

He has also been an advocate for the effective development and use of technology for teaching, especially in higher education, and has worked on a number of projects with the Higher Education Academy.

After a joint degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, he went on to complete a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Finite Geometry and Computer Algebra, with Applications).

This was followed by work as a Research Assistant, initially on geometry and group theory, and later on solving differential equations and their applications in mathematical physics.

He worked for some time as an Educational Technology Advisor, exploring and supporting the use of computer technology in teaching mathematics.

In 2000, he began working as a lecturer in Computer Science.

Undergraduate

Neil is a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His teaching interests include the teaching of Computer Science, flexible learning, Technology Enhanced Learning and Gamification applied to learning.

He teaches on modules across the range of levels, from level 4 (first year) through to taught Masters. Modules include "Level 4 Quantitative Methods for Computing", "Level 6 Commercial Game Development", and "Level 7 Component Based Architectures"

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation

Edifor, E., Gordon, N., & Walker, M. (2021). Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation. In W. Zamojski, J. Mazurkiewicz, J. Sugier, T. Walkowiak, & J. Kacprzyk (Eds.), Theory and Engineering of Dependable Computer Systems and Networks (86-96). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76773-0_9

Conference Proceeding

Identifying Gaps in Cybersecurity Teaching and Learning

Brayshaw, M., Gordon, N., & Karatazgianni, A. (2020). Identifying Gaps in Cybersecurity Teaching and Learning. In INSPIRE XXV : e-Learning as a solution during unprecedented times in the 21st Century (165-178)

Refining the Teaching of Programming

Gordon, N., Cargill, M., Grey, S., & Brayshaw, M. (2020). Refining the Teaching of Programming. In INSPIRE XXV : e-Learning as a solution during unprecedented times in the 21st Century (97-107)

Journal Article

A permanent Pivot to online learning, or will universities bounce back to normal?

Gordon, N. (2021). A permanent Pivot to online learning, or will universities bounce back to normal?. Academia Letters, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.20935/al2394

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: a setting for Professional and Research skills

Dixon, J., & Gordon, N. A. (2021). The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: a setting for Professional and Research skills. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i16.3660

Research interests

Finite geometry and applications, including error correcting codes

HCI, gamification and computer-based instruction

Computer algebra

Safety and reliability analysis

Telehealth

Technology enhanced learning and information systems

Postgraduate supervision

Finite Geometry and Computer Algebra

Mathematical Modelling

Computer Gamification and Instruction

Human Computer Interaction

Computing Education

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Principal Fellow of the HEA (PFHEA)

2015

Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology

2014

Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT)

MBCS

2002

Other

PGCertHE

2001

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCertHE).