Chrisina Jayne
Title: Professor
First Name: Chrisina
Surname: Jayne
Position: Head of School
Telephone: 01224 262701


Chrisina received her Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998. She is currently Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media at Robert Gordon University, Scotland. Her research includes developing and applying neural network methods to a number of applications. Professor Jayne is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and UK Higher Education Academy. She is a coordinator of the International Neural Network Society's Special Interest Group on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks. She chaired the Engineering Applications of Neural Network Conference in 2012 and 2014 and she has been involved in numerous program committees of neural network related conferences.

Academic Background

Academic Qualifications

M.Sc., Computing Science, Birkbeck College, University of London

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Sofia University, Bulgaria

M.Sc., Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Research Interests

Neural networks' applications to: Modelling interaction in virtual learning; phrase recognition, face interpretation; automatic age estimation; restoration of partial occluded shapes of faces; isolating sources of variation in multivariate distributions

Developing novel neural network algorithms, Deep Neural Networks

Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network with Integrated Surveillance Systems Limited: Building graphical user interface for data visualisation.

External / Professional Roles

INNS (International Neural Network Society) (Co-Chair of Engineering Applications of Neural Networks special interest group)

British Computer Society (Fellow MBSC CITP)

Higher Education Academy (Senior Fellow)

2009: National Teaching Fellow - Awarded for excellence in learning and teaching

2008: UEL Teaching Fellow - Awarded for initiating and leading projects for developing innovative engaging, effective mobile and adaptive learning environments at UEL