Moody Alam


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I am the Director of Studies for Undergraduates (Years 3, 4 & 5) at the Department of Computer Science.

I mainly teach artificial intelligence and software engineering units.  

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My office is located in 1 West 3.63. 

Short bio:
I obtained a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (distributed artificial intelligence / multiagent systems) at the Univestity of Southampton in 2013. Following my PhD, I spent a year at Microsoft Research, Cambridge investigating the AI aspect of smart energy systems. I came back to the mothership and as a Senior Researcher at the University of Southampton. I then joined the Machine Learning Research Group at University of Oxford as a Principal Researcher. After Oxford, I have been in a few 'Head of Data Science' roles in industry.

My background is in computer science and artificial intelligence [BSc in Computer Science (2005), MSc in Software Engineering (2007) and PhD in Artificial Intelligence (2013)]. 

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Research interests

My reserach has investigated application of AI to multiagent systems (large scale distributed intelligent systems) with a particular focus on smart energy systems (including smart grids). 

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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


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