Dr Cornelius Ncube

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Short Bio

Dr Cornelius Ncube is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the British University in Dubai and an Honorary Fellow at the School of Informatics, Edinburgh University, UK. Previously, he was the Director of the Software Systems Research Centre, at the Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University, UK and the REF 2014 Unit of Assessment (UoA 11) Leader – Computing and Informatics submission. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs).

Cornelius holds a PhD in Computer Science (City, University of London, UK), an MSc in Software Engineering (City, University of London, UK) and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Brunel University, London, UK). Cornelius’s core research area is in Systems of Systems Engineering (SOSE) with a particular focus on Requirements Engineering and Securing Smart Cities. He has contributed to requirements engineering methods and software systems development processes. Special research recognition include winner of the prestigious  IEEE Award: ‘Most Influential Paper Award’ (2008): The Award is for work on requirements engineering that had the most influence and impact on the theory or practice of Requirements Engineering in the last 10 years since its first publication in the IEEE Software Journal, 15(2), 46-56. The vote is undertaken annually by peers in the international requirements engineering community, and reflects the value in the work identified by the international community.

Cornelius’ research work is in the emerging discipline of Systems of Systems Engineering (SOSE). His current research interests focus on Requirements Engineering for Systems of Systems (SoS), Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems (CPSoSs) and Systems Security Engineering (SSE) with a particular focus on Securing Smart Cities.

Cornelius has been a lead researcher in various research projects; has served on the organisation and programme committees of several international conferences and workshops; guest-edited the November/December 2008 IEEE Software Journal on Opportunistic Software Systems Development, was Program Chair for the 7th IEEE International Conference on Composition-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS 2008) and has acted as a reviewer for various international journals and research project proposal. He has presented findings of his research activities in international journals, conferences, symposiums, workshops and book chapters. Professionally, he is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE); the INCOSE Systems Security Engineering Working Group; the INCOSE Systems-of-Systems Engineering Working Group, the IEEE Computer Society and the Requirements Engineering Specialist Group of the British Computer Society (RESG).

Degrees/Professional Qualifications

  1. PhD in Computer Science, City, University of London, UK.
  2. MSc in Software Engineering, City, University of London, UK.
  3. BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, Brunel University, London, UK.
  4. BCS Diploma in Professional Software Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK

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