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As Director of the Institute of Coding (IoC), Rachid leads a national Institute announced by the Prime Minister in January 2018. He has broad experience leading the teaching of coding, digital skills and entrepreneurship within the University of Bath, Department of Computer Science at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He also led efforts to have the Bath placement scheme professionally certified (the first such certification in the country) and to launch digital Degree apprenticeship provision at the university.

For fifteen years prior to his involvement with the IoC, Rachid’s research interests have been in the field of human computer interaction. His research involves knowledge and information exchange between individuals, groups and combinations of the two. This research has involved working closely with industrial and public sector partners in both secure domains e.g. autonomous systems, defence (SEAS DTC I and II) and civilian contexts e.g. emergency response (HASCC), aviation (EPSRC funded Flight Deck Safety Project) and agriculture (the EU funded CLAFIS project).

He is not, however, a career academic, having run national and international teams in the financial domain before returning to academia. His ten years of industrial experience took him to France, Switzerland and the USA before taking up his first post at Bath.

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Projects 2012 2016


Johnson, P. & Hourizi, R.

European Commission


Project: EU Commission

Information management
Carbon footprint
Plant shutdowns

Distributed Management Coherence Engine

Hourizi, R.

Innovate UK


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Decision making

Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

The Institute of Coding: Addressing the UK Digital Skills Crisis

Davenport, J., Hourizi, R., Hayes, A. & Crick, T., 2019, Proceedings - 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practice, CEP 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, 4 p. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

A little bit of frustration can go a long way

Boulton, A., Hourizi, R., Jefferies, D. & Guy, A., 2017, Advances in Computer Games - 15th International Conferences, ACG 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag, p. 188-200 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10664 ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Human computer interaction
Video Games
14 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

How smart do smart meters need to be?

Mogles, N., Walker, I., Ramallo Gonzalez, A., Lee, J., Natarajan, S., Padget, J., Gabe-Thomas, E., Lovett, T., Ren, G., Hyniewska, S., O'Neill, E., Hourizi, R. & Coley, D., 15 Nov 2017, In : Building and Environment. 125, p. 439-450 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Smart meters
Display devices
Climate change
3 Citations (Scopus)
89 Downloads (Pure)

Innovative Pedagogical Practices in the Craft of Computing

Davenport, J. H., Hayes, A., Hourizi, R. & Crick, T., Nov 2016, Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTICE). IEEE, p. 115-119

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Situation Awareness and Home Energy Consumption Feedback

Ren, G., Hourizi, R. & O'Neill, E., 2015, (Accepted/In press) The 5th World Sustainability Forum, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Energy utilization
Human computer interaction
Military operations


Dataset for 'How smart do smart meters need to be?'

Mogles, N. (Creator), Walker, I. (Creator), Ramallo Gonzalez, A. (Creator), Lee, J. (Creator), Natarajan, S. (Creator), Padget, J. (Creator), Gabe-Thomas, E. (Creator), Hyniewska, S. (Creator), Lovett, T. (Creator), Ren, G. (Creator), O'Neill, E. (Creator), Hourizi, R. (Creator), Coley, D. (Creator), University of Bath, 1 Oct 2016