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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Paula Fonseca, PhD MIET


Lecturer in Software and Digital Systems

Telephone: +44 20 7882 7340
Room Number: Engineering, Eng E203
Office Hours: Wednesday 15:00-17:00


Advanced Network Programming (BUPT joint programme)

This module builds on the students' Java programming skills to equip them with a conceptual understanding of a selection of advanced topics in network programming including threads, sockets, RMI, JavaScript and server-side topics (servlets, JSPs and JavaBeans). HTML and the HTTP protocol are also covered. The course contains a coursework component requiring each student to understand how to develop a distributed application such as an e-commerce platform, implemented using the technologies introduced in the lectures.

Computer Programming (Postgraduate)

This module provides an introduction to the principles of programming in the context of designing and constructing complete programs. Programming techniques will be introduced and practical work will form an integral part of the course and of the assessment of students. The first half of the course will concentrate on program structures. The second half will cover representation of abstract types such as lists and trees using the types such as records and arrays provided in imperative programming languages.

C Programming (Undergraduate)

This module introduces the principles of C Programming to students who already know how to program at a basic level in Java. It provides a knowledge of the theory of C Programming and also its practical use in real engineering systems. The focus is on microprocessor based systems.

Database (BUPT joint programme)

This module provides a practical introduction to the skills and knowledge required to design, create, integrate and maintain distributed database systems, using JDBC and SQL. The module will illustrate the application of extended database technology across a range of interesting and complex applications. In addition this module considers the Internet itself as a vast data resource and information grid. Students will be introduced sophisticated extraction techniques such as data mining.

Introductory Java Programming (BUPT joint programme)



  • Zhang D, Fonsecal P, Cuthbert L et al. (2014). An Investigation of the Team Knowledge and Team Performance of the Chinese Engineering Students in a Senior Technical Module. 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings

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  • Fonseca P, Pitts JM, Cuthbert LG (1995). Exact fluid-flow analysis of single ON/OFF source feeding an ATM buffer with space priority. nameOfConference

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  • Fonseca P, Cuthbert LG, Pitts JM (1995). Study of a space priority mechanism for ATM networks using both analytical and simulation techniques. nameOfConference

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  • Fonseca P, Pitts J, Cuthbert L (1994). Implementing a space priority mechanism in a cell-rate ATM network simulator. nameOfConference

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