Dr Gary Wills
Learning Societies Lab,
Department of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton,
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Gary Wills is a Senior Lecturer, at the University of Southampton.
He is based in the Learning Societies Lab (previously in the IAM Group formerly the Multimedia Research Group ) within the School of Electronics and Computer Science, part of the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics .
Gary Wills is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours degree in electromechanical engineering, and then a PhD in Industrial hypermedia systems.
He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology. Gary is also a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy. He is also an adjunct professor at the Cape Peninsular University of Technology.
Gary’s main administrative role within the school is joint programme co-ordinator for the IT in Organisation degree programme.
Gary’s main research projects revolve around providing people with relevant information in order for them to carry out a task. Gary's research projects focus on System Engineering and he works across disciplines with colleagues from industry, medicine, psychology, nursing, social worker and
In education he researches into assessment systems, serious games and the use of mobile technology for learning and teaching.
In Medicine and Psychology he researches Virtual Research Environments enabling collaboration, discussion and dissemination of results from clinical trials, especially those with large datasets. Investigating suitable methods for researchers in these fields to own and develop the information space.
For Industry his research, allows engineers to view federate knowledge, using semantic web (knowledge technologies and ontologies) to present appropriate information to the engineers.
However his passion in research is to use ICT for Social Change and this is demonstrated through his work with a living lab in South Africa, RLabs.
A description of the current and previous projects can be found at the project page.
Standard University Academic CV [Upon request]
Current School Duties
ITO programme co-ordinator
Previous School Duties
Examination officer (responsible for the ITO programme)
Post-graduate induction training (IAM & LSL research Groups)
INFO3003: Industrial & Commercial Systems Syllabus
INFO3005:Security & Information Technology Syllabus
Level H (III) Project Key Words
hypermedia-web, Web-technologies, knowledge-management , information-management, adaptive-hypermedia, human-computer-interaction, hypermedia-education, computers-education, Learning-environments, games-education
At New College
* also taught at Dorchester Adult Education Centre