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Lipika-Deka-resizedDe Montfort University

Dr Lipika Deka
Lecturer in Computer Science
School of Computer Science and Informatics
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH,
United Kingdom

doublegreenT: +441162506051
doublegreenE: Lipika.deka@dmu.ac.uk

Lipika is a Computer Engineer, currently conducting research within the field of Intelligent Transport Systems and Connected Autonomous Cars. With an educational background in Computer Science and Engineering, PhD in the field of Concurrency Control within File Systems. Lipika has interdisciplinary research experience of applying Computer Science algorithms (mainly AI techniques) in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Healthcare Infrastructure and Intelligent Transport Systems. Presently, she is working on the Software Engineering, Software update, positioning accuracy and path planning aspects of Connected Autonomous Cars.

De Montfort University

Dr Gema C. StylesIMAG2050
IMPART Project  Manager
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH,
United Kingdom

doublegreenT: +44 (0)116 207 8582
doublegreenE: gema.styles@dmu.ac.uk

Gema is the project manager for IMPART, her role is to  coordinate all activity and events on behalf of IMPART and its partners. Gema is an experienced Project Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Analytical Skills, Multidisciplinary Engineering Research, Mentoring, Management, and Search Engine Marketing (SEM).  Gema has been engaged in multidisciplinary applied and theoretical research spanning fields of metallurgical engineering complemented with knowledge in materials science, software development, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, tribology and systems engineering.  Gema has been the principal coordinator in various research projects and has managed/provided supportive roles including communication of technical information, organisation of discussion forums, and formation and management of research groups tackling a wide range of challenges including the study of friction in IC engines (Encyclopaedic), and Systems-NET for systems research across different domains.

andrea-woodcockCoventry University

Professor Andree Woodcock
Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT

doublegreenT: +44 (0) 24 7663 8349
doublegreenE: a.woodcock@coventry.ac.uk

Andree is the academic lead for IMPART at Coventry University. She has a background in psychology, social biology and ergonomics. She is currently a member of the industrial department in Coventry School of Art and Design at Coventry University where she leads the inter faculty grand challenge on Integrated Transport and Logistics. She is a keen advocate of sustainability, active and public forms of transport and developing transport systems that are fit for purpose and fit for all. Recent projects have included design of mobility services for older travellers, an investigation of the barriers to social transport and the potential of real time transport information to effect change in service provision. She is a member of the EU funded SWARM project looking at the ergonomics and use of mall electric and hybrid vehicles and leads the FP7 METPEX project developing a Pan European tool to measure the quality of the whole journey experience.

sophie-beerCoventry University

Sophie Beer
Partnerships Coordinator, Enterprise & Innovation
Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, UK, CV1 5FB

doublegreenT: +44 (0) 7974 984733
doublegreenE: sophie.beer@coventry.ac.uk

pete-thomasLoughborough University

Professor Pete Thomas
IMPART project lead
Safe and Smart Mobility Research Cluster
Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

doublegreenT: +44 (0) 1509 226931
doublegreenE: P.D.Thomas@lboro.ac.uk

Pete is project lead for IMPART and academic lead for Loughborough University.  He is a specialist in the area of accident and injury causation and has made many contributions to vehicle and road safety. He has published over 150 research papers on a broad range of vehicle safety issues, including active safety systems, injury biomechanics and causation, crash test procedures and accident data analysis.

Nottingham Trent University

Dr Evtim Peytchev
Reader
College of Arts and Science, School of Science & Technology,
Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

doublegreenT: +44 (0) 115 848 8371
doublegreenE: evtim.peytchev@ntu.ac.uk

Evtim is the academic lead for IMPART at Nottingham Trent University. He is the Module Leader for Systems Software; and Wireless and Mobile Communications. He also teaches on the modules Software Design and Implementation; Mobile Networking; Enterprise Computing; and Computer Architecture.

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