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Personal Information
PERSONAL DETAILS
Marital Status: Married
Contact: D.Parapadakis@wmin.ac.uk (with subject "Web contact")

POST CURRENTLY HELD

Director of Learning, Teaching and Quality (Head of Department level) in School of Electronics and Computer Science

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ENHANCEMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Chair of School Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee
  • Line Management of academic staff in the Learning, Teaching and Quality structure of the School
  • Learning and Teaching Coordinator, responsible for HEFCE Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund (TQEF)
  • National Teaching Fellowship Awards (NTFS) Specialist Reader (for Computer Science)
  • Assessor for IEEE Computer Society Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • Member of the University's Academic Council
  • Chair of University Validation Panels (UVPs)
  • Deputy Chair of Campus Academic Standards Group (CASG)
  • Chair of School Development Fund Panel
  • Member of Computer Science QAA Developmental Engagement Steering Group
  • Member of Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Steering group
  • Member of University Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Member of University Teaching and Learning Policy Review Group
  • Staff Appraiser
EXPERIENCE IN COURSE LEADERSHIP
  • M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce (full-cost)
  • B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence

EXPERIENCE IN COURSE DEVELOPMENT

  • M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce
  • M.Sc. in Biometrics
  • M.Sc. in Intelligent and Multiagent Systems
  • M.Sc. in Interactive Multimedia
  • M.Sc. in Computer Animation
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • M.Sc. in IT Security
  • B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science
  • B.Sc. in Multimedia Computing
  • M.Sc. in Knowledge Engineering (Artificial Intelligence)

EXPERIENCE IN SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Electronic Documentation and Hypertext [Level 5, ~80 students]
  • Hypertext and Internet Tools [Level 5, ~100 students]
  • Software Development for Artificial Intelligence [Level 5, ~20 students]
  • Software Development (using C) [Level 5, ~120 students]
  • Artificial Life and Planning [Level 6, ~25 students]
  • IT Threats and Counter-measures.[Level 7, ~35 students]
  • Electronic Documentation and Hypertext [Level 7, ~45 students]
  • Issues in Electronic Commerce [Level 7, ~25 students]
  • Internet Information Management (using XML) [Level 7, ~25 students]
  • Intelligent Computing (for Biometrics) [Level 7, ~10 students]
  • Research Methods [Level 7, ~40 students]

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1991 M.Sc. & D.I.C. in Foundations of Advanced Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Logic pathway. Imperial College, University of London.

1990 B.Sc. Hons. Computing (1st). Polytechnic of Central London.

CONSULTANCY & EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS

2007-  Centre of Excellence in Professional Learning from the Workplace (CEPLW) – Embedding in curriculum student engagement with the open source professional community.

2006 Kay Media Ltd Knowledge Transfer Partnership (DTI-funded) for the development and commissioning of intelligent web enabled information applications utilising both Internet and Artificial Intelligence techniques. (Awarded)

2004-6 Capture LtdKnowledge Transfer Partnership (DTI-funded) for the development and modularisation of the company's Image Library management system.

2002 LShift Ltd  – Web & Internet consultancy.

2002 New Media Knowledge (NMK) – Web & Internet consultancy


1999 ‘Panorama  of the Audiovisual Market and Education’. EU funding through the MEDIA II TRAINING programme to provide new media educational material. In collaboration with the European’s Children Television Centre (Greece), Centre of Mass Communication Research of University of Leicester (UK), Brainware S.A. (Greece), Options Eurocongress (UK), La Sept Arte (Germany), Baltic Media Centre (Denmark), Nordic Film Institute (Norway) and other participants.

1996 Europe Media Ltd. Consultancy on Internet policy of a publishing company.

INVITED PUBLICATIONS
D. Parapadakis, E-Mistrust. E-Commerce Solutions Directory 2002
SELECTED REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

D. Parapadakis Using IT to combat plagiarism - 10 years of successes and failures. Plagiarism, Prevention, Practice and Policies (PPPP2004) Newcastle, UK, 2004

D. Parapadakis, M. Margeti, A Formal Model For Improving Selection Of Collaborative Environments Using Learning Styles. 2nd International Conference on Multimedia and ICTs in Education (m-ICTE 2003). [Book: Advances in technology-based education: towards a knowledge based society] Badajoz, Spain, 2003

D. Parapadakis, E. El-Darzi, The LH5 Model for Data Mining. 1st International Conference of E-Business (ICEB 2001), Hong-Kong, Dec 2001

A.Angelopoulou, A.Psarrou, D.Parapadakis. An Extensible Movie System Interface for Information - Rich Television. International Conference on Internet Computing 2001 (IC'01), Las Vegas, USA, 2001.

D. Parapadakis The HYDRA system: A Machine Learning System for Multiple, Impure Sources, CIMCA ’99, Vienna, Feb 1999. Published in Computation Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, IOS Press 1999 pp183-188.

D. Parapadakis, Security Issues in Electronic Distance Learning. Accepted to be presented and published in the 19th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Vienna, Jun 1999.

D. Parapadakis, V. Bouki, P. Veniou The Learning Skills Project. Accepted to be presented and published in the 19th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Vienna, Jun 1999.

A. Drandaki, D.Parapadakis, Ifigenia Dionysiadou. The Electronic Documentation of The Benaki Museum Byzantine Collection, Published in Byzantium, Identity, Image, Influence. XIX International Congress of Byzantine Studies, University of Copenhagen, 18-24 August 1996. Major papers pp.477-490.

A. Drandaki, D. Parapadakis. The program of Electronic Documentation of the Byzantine Collection of the Benaki Museum. Published on 16th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Christian Archaeological Society, Athens 1996.

EXPERIENCE IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS/ENVIRONMENTS

Languages, tools, and environments known with development experience:
    C PROLOG Visual Basic (v.3,4,5,6)
    Java  BASIC Pascal
    Perl  Curses Libraries Unix Shells
    Awk/Lex CGI Programming DBase II,III,IV
    Delphi Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) MS-Windows IDE
    SQL MS-Access MySQL
    SGML XML HTML
    CSS DHTML  

    and a variety of other Unix, Linux, MS-DOS, and MS-Windows tools.

Also working knowledge of the following languages/systems:

    C++ LISP Modula-2
    COBOL-77 SQL COBOL-85
    RATFOR OCCAM MS Access
    JavaScript FORTRAN Ada
    Python Ruby

Operating Systems with development experience since 1986:

UNIX (Interactive, SCO, BSD, SunOS, Solaris), MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows (versions 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP), Linux (Mandrake/Mandriva, Debian, Kubuntu)
Operating Systems with working knowledge:

CP/M, MP/M, VAX-VMS

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