ProfileProfessor Angelos Stefanidis is the founding Dean of School of AI and Advanced Computing and the School of Internet of Things at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang). He leads the strategic development of the Schools.
He is the former Head of Department of Computing & Informatics at Bournemouth University (BU), UK. As Head of Department at BU, he was responsible for over 50 academic staff and 1,200 students. Prior to that, Angelos was the Associate Dean for Global Engagement at BU, providing strategic leadership and operational support to large international academic partnership projects in China, South-East Asia, the Middle East, India, and Europe. Additionally, he has been the Director of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Westminster, UK, where he managed a large portfolio of accredited IT training programmes for industry. Before moving to BU, Angelos served as the Head of International Development in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of South Wales, UK.
Angelos received his PhD in Information Systems from Loughborough University, UK. He obtained his MSc Information Systems Design and BSc Software Engineering from the University of Westminster, London, UK. He is also a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCert HE).
Part of Angelos’ research interests lie in the educational aspects of computer science, focusing on the issue of the alignment of academic curricula with industry needs. In recent years, his interests have also included aspects of social computing, which encompass digital addiction and online gambling. More recently, he worked on developing a new research centre focusing on AI for Digital Health, combining expertise in data science, digital health, and AI.
He is a member of the European Association of International Education (EAIE) Professional Development Committee, Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).