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Contact Details

Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3707
Email:  v.uren@aston.ac.uk 
Room: ABS268

Biography

I have worked at Aston University since September 2011.  Before joining Aston I worked as a senior researcher on several collaborative projects and as an information scientist in R&D organizations.  My current research concerns applications of artificial intelligence and social media, and the use of games in management education. 

Research Interests

  • AI for business
  • Social media
  • Games in management education

 

Teaching Activity

Codirector of the BSc Business Computing and IT programme

I teach a range of information systems modules, including eBusiness, systems analysis and project modules

Employment

May 2009 to August 2011, Senior Research Fellow in the OAK (Organizations, Information and Knowledge) Research Group, Department of Computer Science.
2001-2009, Research Fellow at Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
1991-1997, Information Scientist, The Welding Institute (TWI), Abington, Cambridge, UK.
1989-1992, Technical Editor, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), Cambridge, UK.

Qualifications

  • Swansea University, BSc Chemistry (2:1) (1988)

  • University of Sheffield, MSc Information Science (1989)

  • University of Portsmouth, PhD, Computer Science, (2001) Thesis title: Combining Text Categorizers

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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