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 Prof. Jonathan Blackledge

Position: Professor Extraordinaire
Department: Computer Science Programme
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Science
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), DIC, PhD (London),  PhD (Jyvaskyla)
Tel: 031 260 2381
Fax: 031 260 3093


 Prof. Jonathan Blackledge ( holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from London University and a Doctorate in Mathematical Information Technology from the University of Jyvaskyla. He has published over 300 scientific and engineering research papers and reports including 14 teaching and research books, has filed 20 patents and technologies to license and has been supervisor to over 250 MSc/MPhil and 63 PhD research graduates. After a career in both academia and industry, from 2008 to 2013, he was the Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Professor at Dublin Institute of Technology where he is an Honorary Professor. He holds Visiting Professorships with the University of Western Cape and Warsaw University of Technology and Fellowships with a number of UK Institutes and Societies including the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the British Computer Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Royal Statistical Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute of Directors. In 2007, he was elected to a Fellowship of the City and Guilds London Institute for his contributions to work-placed based learning and in the same year was made a Freeman of the City of London for his contributions to financial information security. He is currently working for the Ministry of Defence with a focus on Cyber Security.




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