Awarded a Research Medal!


28th May 2019

Very proud to have received the Gordon Radley Research Medal for my work in AI. It was presented at the top of BT Tower with BT CTO Howard Watson

Won 2018 Data Scientist of the Year!


16th May 2018

Won Computing's Data Scientist of the Year at the Big Data Excellence Awards in London. 

All 2018 Winners

Helped to Brief Scottish MSPs on AI


22nd April 2018

This week I was in briefing members of the Scottish Parliament on . You can watch the full debate here:

Shout out to my colleague and I can be seen in the short twitter clip:


Big Data Award Nominations


23rd March 2018

I have been nominated for Data Scientist of the Year!

iPatch has also been nominated for Outstanding Data Management Solution Award.

The full shortlist can be found here

Invited to Showcase Research at Parliament


7th March 2018

On the 12th March, I will be talking to members of Parliament about my research in workforce optimisation, increasing productivity and Artificial Intelligence.

East Anglian Daily Times

Essex Article


iPatch Featured in BBC Report


12th February 2018

I recently appeared on a BBC report about our work at BT. My core AI research application (iPatch) also featured as one of the key pieces of research. You can watch the clip here

IT Awards Nomination!


14th September 2017

I have been nominated for the personal excellence award 'Young IT Professional of the Year' at the 2017 BCS IT Awards.The awards ceremony is on the 15th November.

The full shortlist can be found here

BT Named Outstanding Organisation


12th July 2017

BT wins the 2017 Outstanding Organisation Award given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society (CIS).For the work around applying computational intelligence techniques in practical and beneficial applications. 


IET PATW South East UK Runner-Up


8th June 2017

I came runner-up in the South UK Regional Finals of the IET PATW competition, for the talk titled Artificial Intelligence: Fearing our Future

Competition Info

GTB Award Winners 2017


7th June 2017

The research teams from the University of Essex and BT took home several award at the Global Telecoms Business awards. The operational benefit of my applied artificial intelligence applications is estimated to be over £2.5 million now. 


IET PATW East Anglia Winner


1st June 2017

I won the East Anglian round of the IET PATW competition for my talk titled Artificial Intelligence: The Fear, The Facts, The Future

Essex Link

Interview with


6th February 2017

Interview on LifeLog was published by 

You can find the article here

Best AI Application Award 


15th December 2016

I won the best paper application award at the AI-2016 conference in Cambridge for the paper titled "A Genetic Algorithm Based Approach for the Simultaneous Optimisation of Workforce Skill Sets and Team Allocation". The awards was presented by the British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence.

Essex Link

BT Link

2016 IET Innovation Awards: Highly Commended


15th November 2016

I was highly commended (aka runner-up) in the category of Model-Based Engineering at the 2016 IET Innovation Awards


IET PATW East Anglia Runner-Up


22nd May 2016

I won the runner-up prize for my talk title Transhumanism: The future evolution of humanity detailing how we are much further ahead in Cyborg development than most people think. However, there are many risks and challenges ahead.

IET Link

GTB Winners 2015


18th May 2015

A collaboration between the University of Essex and BT has won the business service innovation category of the 2015 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards.

The University of Essex team included Professor Hani Hagras, from the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, and PhD student Andrew Starkey, who worked with a BT team led by Dr Gilbert Owusu and Dr Sid Shakya.