RGU appoint new Head of the School of Computing Science and Digital Media

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has appointed Professor Chrisina Jayne as Head of the School of Computing Science and Digital Media.

Professor Chrisina JayneProf. Jayne joins RGU from Coventry University where she headed up the Computing Department and brings with her more than 24 years’ experience in academia teaching, designing and leading new programmes in the areas of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics.

A senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Chartered IT Professional Fellow of the British Computer Society, Prof. Jayne is also co-chair of the International Neural Network Society’s Special Interest Group on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks.

She was awarded a UK National Teaching Fellowship award in 2009 in recognition of excellence in learning and teaching, including innovation and creativity in leading the design and development of computing programmes; integration of academic study with the latest technological developments; and application of consultancy experience within the industry to teaching.

Prof. Jayne said: “I am very happy to join RGU and have such a fantastic opportunity to work in a high quality academic environment.

“My research interests are in line with the university initiative to pursue Smart Data research and I particularly like the vibrant and friendly atmosphere in the School of Computing Science and Digital Media.”

As well as Coventry University, Prof. Jayne has previously worked in a number of universities in London including University of East London (UEL), London Metropolitan University, Kingston University, London South Bank University, and University College London.

She has an MSc in Computing Science from Birkbeck College, an MSc in Mathematics and Informatics and a PhD in Applied Mathematics, both from Sofia University, Bulgaria, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Prof. Jayne added: “My priorities for the School going forward are to provide a dynamic, inspirational and inclusive academic environment for staff and students to learn, research, innovate, collaborate and flourish.

“I want to continue to maintain the high quality standards that are in place and build a global reputation in teaching and research.”

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