Glyn is long standing comrade of LJMU having graduated from the school in which he now works with a degree in Software Engineering many, many years ago :)
During & since that time, his extraordinary adeptness with the most challenging of software engineering disciplines has resulted in a remarkable breadth & depth of scholarly & practical knowledge. In his own words:
“I do not sleep until the problems of the day are put to bed first !”
Presently, Glyn’s research interests concern two main areas, virtualisation management and data analytics. Both areas inform teaching wherever possible, as does his diverse software development activity. The former is a study into declarative language frameworks to aid human and/or autonomic management of virtual servers. The latter is an emergent growth area and encompasses many sub-disciplines; time will tell which will become mainstream practices.
Glyn’s teaching concerns include a broad spectrum of computing topics but of late focus upon database systems from OLTP (OnLine Transaction Processing) through OLAP (OnLine Analytical Processing) to Data Analytics. He is also dedicated scholar of programming language design, investigating & teaching the latest developments in first class APIs and their associated languages (e.g. .NET & C#, JDK & Java). With the latter comes a wide range of implementable technologies, the most recent of which include ASP.NET/MVC/Web API, EntityF, Android, Java EE/JavaFX etc.
Glyn is the link tutor for the school’s successful franchise of our MultiMedia Computing undergraduate programme with Kolej-YPC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This role is the latest in a series of international engagement responsibilities over the past 8 years that has seen opportunities for SE Asian students to successfully complete a UK degree either in their home country or at the university itself.
Hughes G, Dobbins C. 2015. The utilization of data analysis techniques in predicting student performance in massive open online courses (MOOCs) Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 10 >DOI
Conference Publication (journal proceedings)
Hughes G, Al-Jumeily D, Hussain A. 2010. Supporting Cloud Computing management through an object mapping declarative language Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2010, :175-181 >DOI
Hughes G, Al-Jumeily D, Hussain A. 2009. A Declarative Language Framework for Cloud Computing Management AlJumeily D, Nagar AK, Tawfik H, Hussain A, Lisboa P. 2009 SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN ESYSTEMS ENGINEERING (DESE 2009), 2nd International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering :279-284 >DOI >Link
Theses / Dissertations
Hughes GD. Supporting Virtualisation Management through an Object Mapping Declarative Language Framework Al-Jumeily D, Hussain A.