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Gerard Parr holds the Full Chair in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of East Anglia and is Head of School of Computer Sciences at UEA. he holds a PhD in Self Stabilising Protocols, aspects of which were completed with one of the founding Fathers of the Internet (Professor Jon Postel) as a Visiting Research Scientist at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles. Within his academic career, areas of research include Wireless Sensor Clouds, Disaster Response Communications, Massive Data Acquisition and Transport Protocols, delay-sensitive protocols, and energy-aware autonomic networking for sensor-clouds and edge computing. He has attracted several £millions of external research and commercial funding and has advised governments on the allocation of funding to large-scale projects valued in total at approximately £2.5 billion. Professor Parr is a member of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Peer Review College. His academic research collaborations include MIT, Georgia Institute of Technology, USC-ISI Los Angeles, University of Florida, University College London, Southampton, Surrey, QMUL, Oxford, St Andrews, Lancaster and Cambridge, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications (BUPT) and Indian Institutes of Technology in Mumbai, Madras, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mandi and IISc Bangalore. In recent years he has been successful in attracting major EPSRC research funding for the India-UK Advanced Technology Centre (IU-ATC) in Next Generation Networks Systems and Services as well as ESRC Administrative Data Research Centres. Most recently he has been successful in attracting funding under the US-Ireland R&D Programme with the NSF in the area of Agile Photonics for Massive Data Analytics and also from the UK FCO Global Innovation Fund for the China-UK Technology Innovation Centre with BT.
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Doctor of Engineering, Ulster University
Award Date: 30 Jun 1990
Bachelor of Science, Ulster University
Award Date: 30 Jun 1984
Visiting Professor- Computer Science Research Institute- Ulster University- Northern Ireland
Technical Advisor- Department of the Economy- Stormont Executive- Northern Ireland- Broadband Improvement Project
Member of EBTIC International Advisory Board (EBTIC- UEA), Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Member of IAB for CDT in Communications, University of Bristol
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Teacher agency with technology: creating an ecological model through a place-based study of teaching and learning in Norfolk
1/12/22 → 30/11/25
10/03/22 → 9/03/24
30/03/21 → 15/08/22
Xiong, R., Tong, K-L., Ren, Y., Ren, W. & Parr, G., 2 Oct 2023, ACM MobiCom '23: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 1-2
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contributionOpen AccessFile
Asif, R., Hassan, S. R. & Parr, G., Mar 2023, In: Future Internet. 15, 3, 97.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)25 Downloads (Pure)
Performance evaluation and comparison study of adaptive MANET service location and discovery protocols for highly dynamic environmentsBen Brahim, G., Mohammad, N., El-Hajj, W., Parr, G. & Scotney, B., 10 Jan 2022, In: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 2022, 1, 6 .
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)5 Downloads (Pure)
A review on communication aspects of demand response management for future 5G IoT- based smart gridsAhmadzadeh, S., Parr, G. & Zhao, W., 21 May 2021, In: IEEE Access. 9, p. 77555-77571 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Downloads (Pure)
Brewer, S., Pearson, S., Maull, R., Godsiff, P., Frey, J. G., Zisman, A., Parr, G., McMillan, A., Cameron, S., Blackmore, H., Manning, L. & Bidaut, L., Aug 2021, In: Nature Food. 2, 8, p. 543-545 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-review11 Citations (Scopus)
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
- 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar
Gerard Parr (Keynote/plenary speaker)4 May 2022 → 5 May 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Public lecture/debate/seminar