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BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FBCS, SFHEA


As Professor in Computing, Andrew is engaged in both teaching and research. He is currently supervising eight PhD students and leading on a number of initiatives with local companies.

Beyond the University, Professor Ware is currently working as external examiner in Computing for Staffordshire University, with particular responsibility for helping to oversee the development of new provision in Ghana. In terms of international work, Professor Ware is currently the USW representative on two European Funded Intensive Programmes and involved with projects in Singapore, Norway and Canada.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales is an innovative collaboration that gives businesses and researchers access to world-class, secure and relatively easy to use HPC technology. USW is one of the partners in the collaboration and has devolved targets in terms of industrial usage, student engagement, as well as research and curriculum development. Professor Ware is the lead academic from USW on this exciting and dynamic project.


Andrew has supervised nearly 30 PhD students and has lead on collaborative projects both within the UK and Europe. He has lectured in many parts of the World including the USA, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong. His main research interest is the application of AI techniques to help solve real world problems.


Professor of Computing


Recent Keynote Lectures

Keynote talk “Intelligent Systems: The Hype and the Reality” given at the Sixth Annual International Conference on ICT: Big Data, Cloud and Security (ICT-BDCS 2015), Singapore, July 2015.

Keynote lectures “Enabling Development in Africa through Research in ICT and Computing” and “Developing the Knowledge Economy – Vital Lessons for Africa” given at the Second Covenant University International Conference on African Development Issues, Lagos, Nigeria, May 2015.

Keynote lecture “Intelligent Systems Paradigms” given at the Global Summit on Computer & Information Technology, Sousse, Tunisia, June 2014.

Keynote lecture ‘Paradigms of Collaboration’ given at the Jubail Engineering Education conference, Saudi Arabia, May 2012.

Plenary lecture ‘An Illusion of Intelligence’ given at the second International Conference on Complexity Science Management & Intelligent Information Systems (CSMIIS 2011) held in Beijing, China, October 2011.

Keynote lecture ‘Learning from Data’ given at the IEEE Fourth International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, December 2009.


Fellow of the British Computer Society, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


External / Professional Representation:

Currently External Examiner for the University of Wales and Staffordshire University.


Main research area: Applied Artificial Intelligence

Current Research Activities:

The majority of Andrew’s research activities are carried out in collaboration with industry, commerce and other universities. In addition, he has initiated and developed collaborative links with institutions in Germany, Greece and Romania. These links have resulted in joint publications with the institutions involved and with the development of jointly supervised PhD programmes.

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