Dr Jon Nicholson
Based in Hastings, UK
University of Brighton
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My PhD (University of Essex, 2011) was on the formal specification and verification of object-oriented design statements. I studied under Professor Raymond Turner and Dr Amnon H. Eden and was funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Training Award.
I was included as an early career researcher in the University of Brighton’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 submission to Computer Science and Informatics.
I am involved in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership developing novel visual approaches to the management of marketing life cycles.
I began teaching in 2006 as graduate teaching assistant, and became a lecturer in 2011 at the University of Brighton. In 2013 I received a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Brighton, through which I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy later that year.
Since January 2016 I have been the Computing Strand Leader for the Joint Honours courses at the Hastings campus, and was Course Leader for BSc (hons) Digital Games Production for the 2013-2014 academic year. I have taught a variety of code and design based subjects, mainly focussed around web and mobile technologies.
I am interested in the fields of software engineering and knowledge representation. Of particular interest is developing novel visual languages with practical application that are more accessible than symbolic or textual notations.
I have acted as reviewer for international journals, including:
- Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering
- Formal Aspects of Computing
- International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (special issue on Visualisation of and Interaction with Semantic Web Data)
- Journal of Visual Languages and Computing
I have acted as reviewer for several international conferences, including:
- 21st International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2014)
- 21st IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2014)
- 2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2013)
- IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC 2012)
Awards & Recognition
- Reading List of the Week – Talis Aspire, 29 April 2016
- Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning (nominated) – University of Brighton, April 2016
- Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning (nominated) – University of Brighton, April 2014
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – November 2013
- Best final year project prize. – University of Essex, July 2005
- PGCert Learning and teaching in higher education, Pass with Merit, University of Brighton, UK, 2013.
- PhD, Computer Science, University of Essex, Colchester, UK, 2011.
- MSc Computer Science (Distributed Information Management Systems), Pass with Distinction, University of Essex, UK, 2006.
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science, First Class, University of Essex, UK, 2005.
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