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BSc (Hons) Computer Networks
Masters of Philosophy Applied Computing


I have a BSc (Hons) degree in computer networks and a Masters of Philosophy in wireless networks utilising Artificial Intelligence. I have experience of Cisco Networking technologies and the CCNA program, I can lecture or tutor students from small groups to large class settings, holding the Instructor certificate for CCNA I have also taught fellow lecturers and professionals the CCNA qualification.

I am capable of delivering classes for Wireless Network technologies including Simulation and analysis. having knowledge of various software packages Cisco Packet Tracer, MatLab, Simulink, NetSim and Qualnet. Currently, I am developing knowledge in C++ programming and MatLab Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence coding. This will enhance the skills I require to complete my PhD ‘Explainable Artificial Intelligence in the early detection of Melanoma and Skin Cancer’.

LinkedIn – Simon Downes


University of South Wales

Graduate Teaching Associate
October 2019 – Present

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Swansea)

Lecturer in Computer Networks
October 2018 – July 2019

PASS Co-ordinator
October 2016 – July 2019


Graduate Teaching Associate:
C++ Programming
Information Management, Assurance and Security
Computer Systems Concepts


1. S. Downes and C. Campbell, “Smart University Utilising the Concept of the Internet of Things (IoT),” 2018 UKSim-AMSS 20th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim), Cambridge, 2018, pp. 145-150.


British Computer Society


Artificial Intelligence
Machine and Deep Learning
Internet of Things (IoT)
Computer Networks
Wireless Networks



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