George Moore is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, where his current research, impact and teaching interests are in, Smart Healthcare, Human Computer Interaction and Affective Computing. A current focus in this regard being positive computing.
He is highly active in civic engagement activities, having established Google Developer Group Belfast, part of a global developer community, including Women TechMakrers. He has also coordinated the Mobile Academy Belfast and supporting a number of other community centred developer groups. This direct involvement with industry has grown from a strong track record of working directly with companies in order to help them to develop expertise, products and services in a wide range of areas, including affective computing, user experience design, social media, location based services, eLearning, forensic security, standards compliance, and smartphone application development.
In addition to his ongoing research, impact and civic engagement activities, he has over twenty years experience in teaching, course direction, and pedagogical research, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; both nationally and internationally. His current teaching focus is coordinating undergraduate final year projects for the School of Computing.
George studied Computing at Ulster University, where he graduated with BSc (Hons) in Computing in 1994. He then went on to work in industry, in the areas of Soft Systems Analysis, and Expert Systems development before being invited to return to postgraduate study. He proceeded to research a PhD on Guided Aerial Image Analysis, which won a Best Thesis Award, before graduating with a PhD in 2000. George took up a lecturing post in computing at Ulster University, in 1999, where he is now a Senior Lecturer and a member of the Pervasive Computing Research Group.