BSc (Hons), MPhil, MIET, CEng
Main Teaching subjects and course leadership
Academic topics currently covered include Internet Security, but historically have included Control Systems Engineering (Analogue, Digital, Computer control) and Image Processing.
Career Summary, Specialist Projects and Academic Activities
Nearly 24 yrs experience in Higher Education, undertaking a wide variety of academic and management roles.
Project Manager (Electronics and Process Control), B.A.T.
Projects Engineer (TCA), S.T.C. Cables Division
Student Engineer, Brush (Power Equipment Division) and Kearney & Co. (USA)
Recent publications include :-
2005 Conference Gardner, S; et al
2D Modelling of Ultrasonic Cleaning Vessels – A Finite Element ApproachProc of IASTED
MIC, Innsbruck, Austria, 16-18 Feb 2005
2005 Conference Gardner, S; et al Finite element simulation of a long narrow workload
immersed in an ultrasonic cleaning bath – practical comparisons and implications for
cleaning efficacy IEEE UFFC International Ultrasonics Symposium, De Doelen, Rotterdam,
18-21 Sept 2005
2005 Conference Gardner, S; et al Effects of Non-Symmetric Geometery on Bulk Cavitation
Fields – Finite Element Simulation and Practical Results EUROSIS European Simulation and
Modelling Conference, Porto, Portugal, 24-26 Oct 2005
2005 Conference Gardner, S; et al Evaluation of GPRS Enabled Secure Remote Patient
Monitoring System 19th European Conference on Modelling & Simulation (ECSM / ASTMA
2005), Riga, Latvia, 1-4 June 2005
2005 Conference Gardner, S; et al Evaluating embedded mobile internet for remote patient
monitoring applications MedNet, 2005, 10th World Congress on Internet in Medicine,
Prague, Czech Republic. 4-7th Dec 2005
2006 Conference Gardner, S; et al Mobile Healthcare Network: A Simulation Approach to
System Design UKSIM 2006, Oxford, April 2006
2006 Article Gardner, S; et al Evaluation of GPRS Enables Secure Remote Patient
Monitoring System Arab Health World (AHW) Vol XX Issue 3, May-June 2006
2006 Conference Gardner, S; et al Evaluating Security Issues in Mobile Internet Healthcare
Systems PGNET Conference, Liverpool, 26-27 June 2006
2006 Conference Gardner, S; et al Direct IP Based Mobile-to-Mobile Video: First Phase
Results PGNET Conference, Liverpool, 26-27 June 2006
2006 Conference Gardner, S; et al IP Based Mobile-to-Mobile Video Solution Wireless
Multimedia Networking and Performance Modeling (WMuNeP ’06), Terromolinos, Spain. 2-6
2007 Journal Gardner, S; et al A 2D Finaite Element Analysis of an Ultrasonic Cleaning
Vessel – Results and Comparisons International Journal of Modelling and Simulation (IJMS),
Vol 27/2007 Issue 2 Journal.205.2007.2.205-4521, Acta Press
2007 Conference Gardner, S; et al Implementation of Elliptic-Curve Cryptography on Mobile
Healthcare Devices IEEE ICNSC ’07. The 2007 IEEE Conference on Networking, Sensing
and Control. 15-17 April 2007, London.
2007 Conference Gardner, S; et al Quantitative Experiences in Bidirectional Direct Mobile to
Mobile Audio & Video Streaming ICICT2007 (IEEE Conference), Cairo Egypt, 16-18
2008 Conference Gardner, S; et al Empirical Experiences in Mobile-to-Mobile Video Streaming CCNC2008 (IEEE conference), Las Vegas, 10-12 January 2008
Former member of DQAC
External / Professional Representation
Have been a member of the HEFCW Quality Assessment Programme
External Technology Transfer services are provided through (CEPE).
A wide range of consultancy work has been undertaken from advisory reports through to product development and training. Examples include :-
3G Network simulator design and development (Consultancy with Malaysia Telecom)
Computer network solutions for commercial and industrial clients.
Internet and Intranet projects including design, development and client training.
Embedded control systems for a variety of applications.
Other activities include providing guidance on, and implementation of grant applications for industry.
Main Research Subjects & Current Projects
In addition to CEPE, I currently work with both the Medical Research and Communications groups as my interests include novel applications and services provided through the implementation of Embedded and Mobile Systems.
Current projects include:
Recent personal projects and programmes
Remote and Mobile measurement and control system (European programme and KTP scheme)
Secure patient monitoring using mobile technologies (PhD studentship)
Direct (mobile to mobile) video calling using IP over packet switched mobile devices (PhD programme through Industrial CASE award)
Mobile display systems architecture (SPARK award and consultancy)
Integration of Mobile Technologies with turn based games applications using semantic web techniques to create a seamless user experience regardless of connectivity. (PhD programme through Industrial CASE award)
Development of a novel design methodology for ultrasonic cleaning vessels using finite element modelling and simulation techniques (PhD programme through Industrial CASE award)
I have obtained a wide range of grants over the years and nearly all my current research work is funded by Industrial collaborators and external grants.
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