MCT Faculty

A Message from the Dean...

Anne De Roeck - Dean and Director of StudiesA very warm welcome to the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology at The Open University.  You are in great company - with over 50,000 highly satisfied students from a range of educational and social backgrounds and different countries studying our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research degrees, our teaching and research make a real difference to people's lives.  Student success and satisfaction is central to what we do.

 

Professionally relevant teaching and research

Our teaching programmes provide breadth across the technical and scientific education demanded by the national and international knowledge economy, with the depth of a practice-based curriculum to provide the pull-through from lower to higher level skills.

Our teaching programmes span:

  • engineering and design
  • computing and IT
  • mathematics and statistics
  • environment and development management.

Our programmes are underpinned by high quality research and scholarship, and by our expert academic communities who maintain strong links with professional bodies and communities of practitioners.

Our flexible, high quality teaching and research are internationally recognised and immediately relevant in professional contexts and to related policy frameworks

Our vision

The Faculty is about innovation and problem-solving in the real world: problems that are complex and challenging, and whose solutions require technological advances, behavioural transformation, and enhancements in policy and practice.  Through high impact teaching, research and scholarship in (S)TEM* we strive to equip learners, employers and funders with the capabilities they require to meet tomorrow's challenges and to provide solutions for an optimistic future.

Professor Anne de Roeck FBCS, CITP
Professor of Computing
Dean and Director of Studies

*(Science), Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Email Webmaster

Report an error on this page

OU researcher Mu Yang was awarded the Best Paper Award at TrustCom 2014 for her paper on Adaptive Sharing for Online Social Networks: A Trade-off between Privacy Risk and Social Benefit.
Read more...

Jacky Bourgeois, PhD student in the Computing and Communications Department, received a Best Paper Nominee Award at Ubicomp 2014 held in Seattle in September 2014.
Read more...

June Barrow-Green has been awarded the first ever Chandler Davis Prize for Expository Excellence by the Mathematical Intelligencer for her essay.
Read more...

The Futurelearn MOOC, Introduction to Cyber Security, produced by OU academics with UK government support is now accepting registrations.
Read more...

Paul Piwek gave a three day tutorial on Multimodal Reference Generation at the EPSRC Refnet Summer School in Edinburgh.
Read more...

Dr Ben Lampert appeared on Arise TV to discuss the impact of increased Chinese migration to Africa and the wider context of China’s heightened engageme...
Read more...

The International Development Seminar Series, 2014-15 begins on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 with a seminar by Andrew Agyei-Holmes, Richmond Atta-Ankomah and David Botchie of the OU Development Policy and Practice Group entitled 'Inclusive development in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of technological innovations from emerging economies'
Read more...

On 24th June the Open University celebrated the 30<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of its Development, Policy and Practice Programme (DPP).
Read more...

Gary Male, who is doing a degree in mathematics and statistics, is part of the team that has been selected to represent the Open University in the new series of University Challenge. The new series starts on Monday 14 July and we'll let you know as soon as we know when the OU team is due to appear.
Read more...

The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach in Germany has announced that it will hold a workshop on quasicrystals from 30 November to 6 December 2014, co-organised by Uwe Grimm.
Read more...

The new MSc in Computing's first module &#8211; M811 Information Security Management &#8211; has just finished &#8211; with students submitting their End of Module Assessment. Student feedback looks good.
Read more...

Dr Shailey Minocha was one of the six academics in the UK who were interviewed for the national report: Higher Education Teaching in Virtual Worlds.
Read more...

A team from the OU's Computing & Communications and Faculty of Business & Law team have been awarded £800k from EPSRC New Economic Models in the Digital Economy programme.
Read more...

As part of the UK's National Cyber Security Programme, the OU will receive funding to develop a MOOC that will provide an introduction to cyber security.
Read more...

David King recently attended the 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference to present a paper on the contrasting requirements of researchers from differing domains when they annotate documents.
Read more...

David Morse and David King ran a workshop at Biodiversity Information Horizons in Rome about bibliographic management in biodiversity.
Read more...

PhD student, Alex Stiver, won the award for best presentation at INTERACT 2013 Doctoral Consortium. Alex is supervised Shailey Minocha, Leonor Barroca and Dave Roberts.
Read more...

The OU is collaborating in a new trial by the Mozilla Science Lab and PLOS to explore the application of software engineers&#8217; code review to published scientific software.
Read more...

On Monday Blaine Price (SL in Computing) and Celia Walker (Curriculum Manager) appeared on BBC Breakfast TV talking about their involvement in a BBC Horizon programme Monitor Me
Read more...

Researchers from Lero and OU have won the Best Poster Award at the IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'13).
Read more...

OU PhD student Pierre Akiki collected the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, 2013.
Read more...

The sixth Co-operative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering workshop co-located with ICSE 2013 attracted over 70 attendees this year. This workshop has been co-organised by Helen Sharp each year.
Read more...

Professor Jean Bacon awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University during graduation ceremony at Ely Cathedral, 3rd June 2013. She was nominated for her academic and scholarly distinction. Jean has had close connections with our department through her book &#8216;Concurrent Systems&#8217; which formed the core of a 3rd level course M301.
Read more...

DogsTrust awards Dr Clara Mancini, head of the OU's Animal-Computer Interaction team, a grant to investigate requirements for the development of 'smart kennels' to improve canine welfare.
Read more...

Frances Chetwynd and Paul Piwek presented at the HEA STEM Conference in Birmingham and their team won the first prize in the after dinner Lego robot construction and programming competition by getting their robot furthest round the track.
Read more...

Helen Sharp presented a talk at IT University, Copenhagen on 20th Feb entitled The physical artefacts of agile software development: what happens to them when teams go global?
Read more...

Summer&#8217;s interns hosted in the Department of Computing built &#8216;wearable interactive antennae&#8217;. &#8216;Intentacles&#8217;, the video of their project, has been accepted for the video showcase at CHI 2013 in Paris.
Read more...

Dr. Richard Power and Dr. Sandra Williams gave invited seminars at the Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen on 12 December 2012.
Read more...
1 of 28