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Dr James Kadirire

Lecturer in Network Engineering

Dr James Kadirire is a Lecturer in Network Engineering at the School of Engineering Arts, Science, and Technology, University of Suffolk, UK. James read Computer Science at the University of Cambridge  (PgDipCS) and a PhD in Computer Science on dynamic multicast (point-to-multipoint) routing in wide-area Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks from University College London. He is a CISCO Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI), is CCNA 200-301 certified and is also the Cisco Networking Academy Lead for the University of Suffolk. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) (PgCHE). (Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited) from Anglia Ruskin University.

Before joining the University of Suffolk, James has worked for Anglia Ruskin University for a number of years as a Senior Research Fellow and then a Senior Lecturer. He also worked for QA (QAHE) Ltd as a Senior Lecturer in Network and Cybersecurity teaching the University of Roehampton degree apprentices. He has also worked for the Open University teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Java OO programming. He has also supervised one PhD student to completion as his 1st Supervisor in the Department of Computing and Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, on “Enhancing the Security of Web Commerce Transactions”.

His research interests include learning with mobile devices on the EU funded M-Learning project, the Mobile Games Based Learning (mBGL) EU funded project and an internally funded ARU (Ultralab) project on the short message service (SMS). He also has research interests in Computer Networking, Service/Resource discovery, Cloud Computing and Network/Cyber Security.

James has also got a patent (BT Case Reference A26013) on Location dependent service access which you can view here: This is about access to distributed computer systems via a distributed Sun Microsystem’s “Jini” lookup service, coupled with an LDAP authentication server, developed in Java on a Windows & Solaris platform, which allows federated services such as a printing services, etc., within a geographical area to be accessed by small devices like PDAs and laptops.

In 2007, James was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering International Travel Grant to present a research paper on Service Discovery and also chair a session at the IEEE Portable 2007, an International Conference on Portable Information Devices at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), in Orlando, Florida, USA.

James is also a member of the following professional bodies: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Fhea); Member of the IEEE Computer Society (Mieee Computer Society); Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  (Mieee); Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (Miet) and a Chartered Engineer with The Engineering Council (UK) (CEng).