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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Usman Naeem



Room Number: People's Palace, PP5.01
Office Hours: Monday 12:30-13:30, Monday 11:30-12:30


Dr Usman Naeem is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. He received his PhD from Queen Mary University of London in 2009.

His research focus is on assistive technologies, which includes machine learning techniques, mobile computing, and ambient intelligent environments.

Usman has taught on a variety of programmes, ranging from traditional programmes such as BSc Computer Science to degree apprenticeships programmes such as BSc Digital & Technology Solutions Professional.


Usman has over 15 years of successful teaching experience in higher education, which includes teaching on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Usman is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). He also has Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Undergraduate Teaching

Fundamentals of Web Technology

This is a module designed to offer students practical skills as well as understanding of underlying principles of programming the World Wide Web. Major topics of study include Internet and web server basics; client-side programming using HTML5; Cascading Style Sheets, and Javascript. Students will develop practical skills in server-side programming using PHP and gain an understanding and hands on experience in the practical issues involved when setting up a website.


This final year project is the most crucial element of a degree programme, as it gives students an opportunity to work on an extensive piece of work within the areas of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. The project also allows students to demonstrate thier problem-solving abilities by being able to apply a range of skills that they have acquired throughout their degree programme.

Project (Work based)

Degree apprentices will have the opportunity to apply the methodologies, approaches and technologies that they have learned during their taught modules to a significant advanced project embedded in their workplace context. The project topic will be appropriate to the degree apprenticeship specialism.

Postgraduate Teaching

MSc Project

The aim of the MSc project is to give students the opportunity to apply to a significant advanced project, the techniques and technologies, that they have learned in their modules. Projects will either be significantly development based, or else have a research focus. All projects will be expected either to investigate or to make use of techniques that are at the leading edge of the field. 

MSc Advanced Research Project 

This project module draws together the knowledge and skills from the taught component to address a research challenge of significant scope to be undertaken independently, under supervision. It focuses on the technical, project management and communication skills needed to successfully execute academic- and/or industry-oriented research. The project entails to apply research methods to solve original problems of fundamental or applied nature. 

MSc by Research Project

This substantial individual research project is taken as part of the MSc by Research programme. Candidates undertake an extended period of research embedded in an appropriate School Research Group. Regular supervision and feedback sessions, combined with active engagement in school research seminars support students individual learning and development of research skills.



Research Interests:

Usman's current research interests are within the areas of Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing. His research is focused on the development of assistive technologies to support independent living.

Research interests also include:
  • Ambient Intelligent Environments
  • Context Awareness
  • Mobile Sensing
  • Gamification
  • Machine Learning Techniques
  • Educational Technologies
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