George Moore is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics, where his current research, impact and teaching interests are in Affective Computing, Positive Computing, Human Computer Interaction and Future and Emerging Technology. A current focus in this regard is in bringing innovative positive technology to market.
He is highly active in civic engagement activities, having established Google Developer Group Belfast, part of an global developer community, as well as coordinating 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 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.
He is a Chartered IT Professional member of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In addition to his ongoing research, impact and civic engagement activities, he has over fifteen years experience in teaching, course direction, and pedagogical research, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; both nationally and internationally.
George studied Computing at Ulster University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science 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 the Computing at Ulster University, in 1999, where he joined the Smart Environments Research Group, within the Computer Science Research Institute.