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About Dr Mark Judge

Dr Mark Judge is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. He holds degrees in electronics, computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). His research interests are: AI / robotics and electronics.

Working with Professors Maria Fox and Derek Long (now King's College London), Dr Judge completed a PhD in artificial intelligence (using Constraint Satisfaction techniques for AI Planning).

Dr Judge then moved to the University of Sheffield (Sheffield Robotics) to work with Professor Sandor Veres, contributing to EPSRC projects EP/J011843/2 (Reconfigurable Autonomy) and EP/J011894/2 (Distributed Sensing, Control and Decision Making in Multiagent Autonomous Systems).

Working with an interdisciplinary group in the engineering faculty at the University of Sheffield, Dr Judge contributed to the setting up of the university's £87 million specialist engineering laboratory facility known as The Diamond. Dr Judge led the EEE laboratory provision, including successfully developing innovative laboratory sessions for cohorts of up to 144 students using specialist, state of the art equipment supplied by companies such as National Instruments (NI) and Keysight Technologies.

Additionally, whilst at the University of Sheffield, Dr Judge pioneered Wednesday afternoon "Maker" research sessions for undergraduates. These well-attended sessions combined accessible talks from leading robotics researchers with the ideas behind the Maker movement, using technologies such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, NI MyRio, and Tetrix Prime robotics systems.

Collaboration with international companies, such as National Instruments, has allowed Dr Judge's summer student projects to be sponsored, which in turn allowed students to gain invaluable experience on leading edge equipment.

In 2016, Dr Judge was invited to join Leeds Beckett University's School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering in order to further strengthen their team working in the areas of electronics, robotics, and automation.

In addition to his academic career, Dr Judge has worked extensively with, and in, industry, in both the private and public sectors. Dr Judge also holds Microsoft server administration and Cisco networking qualifications.

Current Teaching

  • MEng Robotics and Automation
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering Management (top-up)
  • BEng (Hons) Food Technology
  • MSc Advanced Engineering Management

Research Interests

In addition to carrying out research in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and Constraint Satisfaction Programming (CSP), Dr Judge has worked, and published, in the areas of Reconfigurable Autonomy, and Distributed Sensing, Control and Decision Making in Multi-agent Autonomous Systems.

Dr Judge's current research interests are in AI, autonomous mobile robotics, and electronics. He also has a growing interest in the application of AI and related technologies to general health and physical and mental wellbeing, with this being pursued via a medical technology innovation programme.

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