Stuart N WrigleyBSc(Hons) PhD MIET MIEEE
Business Development Manager in Computer Science and Automatic Control & Systems Engineering

Stuart Wrigley (photo by Chris Stoddart)


News: From 2 November 2015, I took up the full-time role of Business Development Manager for both the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield.



I was a post-doctoral researcher (firstly Research Associate, then Research Fellow) for 13 years with research interests covering low-cost sensing, citizen engagement in science, semantic search, software interface evaluation and novel approaches for improving data understanding. I also had interests in audio and speech processing, auditory perception and automatic speech recognition (my PhD modelled how attention influences the perception and understanding of sound). I worked within the Organisations, Information and Knowledge (OAK) Group led by Prof. Fabio Ciravegna and, before then, the Speech and Hearing Research Group.

I was Principle Investigator (PI) and Project Coordinator of the €170,000 Crowd4Sat - Crowdsourcing for Observations from Satellites project which was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). Crowd4Sat consisted of 3 official partners (University of Sheffield, Starlab Limited and e-GEOS SpA) along with 2 demonstration project owners (Alto Adriatico Water Authority and The Floow) and 1 technology provider (AizoOn). The objective of Crowd4Sat was to investigate the different facets of how crowdsourcing and citizen science impacts upon the validation, use and enhancement of ESA Observations from Satellites (OS) products and services, as well as how the ESA products can be used in crowdsourcing. It ran from 1 Feb 2015 until 31 March 2016. I have also worked on numerous EU projects (FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020).


I am an ex officio Board Member of Sheffield Digital.

I am a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (formerly the Institution of Electrical Engineers - IEE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).



I am a member of the Department of Computer Science's Ethics Reviewing Panel (October 2013 - Present); Research Committee (Nov 2010 - Aug 2013; Mar 2014 - Present); and Diversity and Equality Committee (formerly known as the Athena Swan working group).

I am a member of the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering's Research Committee (November 2015 - Present).

Formerly, I was a member of the Department of Computer Science's IT Committee (Oct 2003 - Oct 2009) and the Faculty of Engineering Postdoctoral Researcher Society committee (July 2011 - Nov 2015).


Contact Details
Dr. Stuart N. Wrigley BSc(Hons) PhD MIET MIEEE
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
211 Portobello
Sheffield S1 4DP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 1880
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 1810

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