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Dr Safia Barikzai

Dr Safia Barikzai

safia.barikzai@lsbu.ac.uk

Computer Science and Informatics

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I am an Associate Professor in the Division of Computer Science and Informatics. I am responsible for employability and student experience within the division.

I am the School of Engineering EDI Chair and have worked with external organisations to make engineering a diverse and inclusive place. Within the University, I have a Group wide responsibility for academic enrichment, in particular to support South Bank Academies.

Previously, I was a Lecturer in Computing at the University of Wollongong from July 2002 to March 2005. I was Course Director for a Masters programme, which was taught offshore in Hong Kong and included an Industry component. I had the additional responsibility for managing the postgraduate dissertations, working with link tutors in Hong Kong to ensure successful completion of the dissertations. I served a member of the School's Education Committee and participated in new course development. Whilst at Wollongong, I completed the required teaching and learning certification.

My research interest is in educational technology and in particular courseware engineering. Upon completing my undergraduate degree, I started my academic career in 1996 as a research assistant and courseware developer on a Teaching and Learning Technology Programme (TLTP) funded project involving seven UK Higher Education institutions. I was responsible for the production of courseware for Systems Analysis and Design subject area, working with an academic team at London South Bank University. This project received further funding to investigate dissemination networks and collaborative tools to improve student engagement.

I completed my PhD research in Courseware Engineering; and my thesis was entitled "Integrating Courseware into Collaborative Learning Environments" (completed Nov 2006).

Courses taught

Computer Science - BSc (Hons)

Information Technology - BSc (Hons)

Computer Science (Top-up) - BSc

Information Technology (Top up) - BSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Vincent Fisayo AdegokeMPhil Thesis: Methods to Improve the Prediction Accuracy and Performance of Ensemble ModelsPhD
Mr Pavan Kumar SalaUnderstanding How High-Tech Entrepreneurs Successfully Pivot Their Startups as Part of the Entrepreneurial JourneyPhD
Mr Jonathan TannerDYNAMIC FORCES OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE: ALIGNMENT OF INTERESTS & IMPOSITION OF IDENTITYDProf
PhD

London South Bank University

2000
2007
Lecturer
University of Wollongong

Course Director Master in Industry based IT (Hong Kong)

2002
2005
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Royal Academy of Engineering 2023Applied Engineering Entrepreneurship and InnovationPrincipal Investigator
European Social Fund 2020ESF Digital Grid PartnershipPrincipal Investigator
European Social Fund 2020ESF Digital Grid PartnershipPrincipal Investigator
Erasmus+2016SCi055_ENG_AppRes_ExFund_Erasmus+_InventEUrs-Fostering Invention-Bases Collaborative Learning for Social Change (I4EU)Principal Investigator
HSBC Technology and Services2016SCi045_Eng_other_ HSBC_Speak for SuccessPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Elevate Digital South (Digital Divide)Digital Divide bidPrincipal InvestigatorGreater London AuthorityOPEN In preparationFeb 2023
BCS Chartered Institute for IT
2007
Bournemouth University
External examiner

Undergraduate Computing Framework

August 2017
BCS Women

Deputy Chair Lovelace Colloquium

Committee Member

Industry
September 2019

A Qualitative Research Study of the Tech Startup Journey through Entrepreneurial Pivoting
Sala, P., Philbin, S. and Barikzai, S. (2022). A Qualitative Research Study of the Tech Startup Journey through Entrepreneurial Pivoting. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-07-2021-0528

Exploring entrepreneurial pivoting and the factors that trigger pivots by tech startups
Sala, P., Philbin, S. and Barikzai, S. (2021). Exploring entrepreneurial pivoting and the factors that trigger pivots by tech startups. TEMSCON’21: 2021 IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Conference – Europe.. Virtual Conference 17 - 21 May 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Investigating the Entrepreneurial Pivoting Experience of UK-based Technology Start-ups
Sala, P., Philbin, S. and Barikzai, S. (2020). Investigating the Entrepreneurial Pivoting Experience of UK-based Technology Start-ups. ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management) Connects Global 2020: Celebrating the World of Innovation - Virtual, 6-8 December 2020. Virtual Conference 06 - 08 Dec 2020

Enhancing Ensemble Prediction Accuracy of Breast Cancer Survivability and Diabetes Diagnostic using optimized EKF-RBFN trained prototypes, The 10th International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition
Adegoke, V, Chen, D, Banissi, E and Barikzai, S (2019). Enhancing Ensemble Prediction Accuracy of Breast Cancer Survivability and Diabetes Diagnostic using optimized EKF-RBFN trained prototypes, The 10th International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition. The 10th International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition. Porto, Portugal 13 - 15 Dec 2018

Prediction of Breast Cancer Survivability using Ensemble Algorithms
Adegoke, V, Chen, D, Banissi, E and Barikzai, S (2017). Prediction of Breast Cancer Survivability using Ensemble Algorithms. International Conference on Smart System and Technologies 2017 (SST 2017),. Osijek, Croatia 18 - 20 Oct 2017

Predictive Ensemble Modelling: An Experimental Comparison of Boosting Implementation Methods
Adegoke, V, Chen, D, Barikzai, S and Banissi, E (2017). Predictive Ensemble Modelling: An Experimental Comparison of Boosting Implementation Methods. 2017 European Modelling Symposium (EMS). Manchester 20 - 21 Nov 2017

User concerns about Facebook: Are they important
Al-Shamaileh, O, Aloudat, A and Barikzai, S (2017). User concerns about Facebook: Are they important. ICIT 2017 The 8th International Conference on Information Technology. Amman, Jordan 17 - 18 May 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.15849/icit.2017.0000

Nurturing Women Entrepreneurship, UK and Bahrain perspectives
Taqi, N, Barikzai, S and Cole, L (2016). Nurturing Women Entrepreneurship, UK and Bahrain perspectives. International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK 07 - 09 Sep 2016