Dr Ambikesh Jayal


Dr Ambikesh Jayal ​​​Senior Lecturer in Computing and ​Information Systems

Department: Computing and ​Information Systems
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 6395
Email: ajayal@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Ambikesh holds an undergraduate degree in science (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry), Masters in Computer Science and PhD in Computer Science. He is a Senior Lecturer in Computing and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.  Ambikesh has previously worked in industry, as software developer, including in Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 5 certified companies.

During 2014 he has been nominated for Inspiring Lecturer by University of Gloucestershire Students Union for Student Led Teaching Awards (voted by students).​


Research Interests:

Predictive Modelling using Machine Learning and Statistical Techniques
Bioinformatics and Genetics
Software design and development
Mobile Application Development
Physical computing using microcontrollers and sensors


Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Professional Member of British Computer Society



Jayal, A., Lauria, S., Tucker, A., Swift, S. (2011). Python for Teaching Introductory Programming: a Quantitative Evaluation. Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences (ITALICS), Electronic journal of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Jayal, A. (2010). Framework To Manage Labels For E-Assessment Of Diagrams. Ph.D. Thesis. Brunel University: U.K.

Jayal, A. and Shepperd, M. (2009) The Problem of Labels in E-Assessment of Diagrams. ACM Journal on Educational Resources in Computing. 8(4) pp 1-13.

Jayal, A. and M. Shepperd (2009) An improved method for label matching in e-assessment of diagrams. Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences (ITALICS), Electronic journal of the UK Higher Education Academy, 8(1).

Shepperd, M.J. and Jayal, A. (2010) Experiences of Introducing Group Projects to Computing Degrees. 35th International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT), Washington D.C., USA, June 30, 2010.

Jayal, A. and Shepperd, M.J. (2007) An evaluation of e-learning standards. 5th International Conference on E-Governance, India, December 28-30, 2007.

Jayal, A. Cartwright, M. and Shepperd, M.J. (2007) Premark: A System Designed to Organising Course Work for Assessment. 5th International Conference on E-Governance, India, December 28-30, 2007.



2013 - 2015
Academic supervisor for Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP No 9205) between University of Gloucestershire and 7Layer Solutions Limited. This is a Big data analytics project to develop a banknote lifecycle solution for monitoring and analysing the degradation of bank notes.

Consultancy project between Snow Business International Ltd and University of Gloucestershire. The project involves developing embedded system using Arduino to control the snow delivery machine using sms text messages.

2012 - 2013
Mobile University Project supported by internal grant from University of Gloucestershire. The aim of this project is development of mobile apps to support teaching and research.

Consultancy project (worth £4000) between First Cyber Security Limited and University of Gloucestershire. The aim of this project was to develop a secure browser for iPhone using objective c language.

Curriculum For Innovation Fund (worth £7000) from Learning And Teaching Unit at Brunel University. This project deals with improving undergraduate assessment by using automated marking for diagrammatic coursework. A software system was developed and evaluated on a second year undergraduate course at the Brunel University. This software is customizable, plug and play and extensible.

Re-engineering Case Based Reasoning (CBR), Brunel University and British Telecommunications Limited. The aim of this project was to develop a web based CBR tool by re-engineering the original ANGEL software developed by Prof. Martin Shepperd. The task involved
understanding the code of ANGEL, separating the business and presentation logic by designing and implementing a new business layer and developing the software as a client server application.

An Interface for Learning Design Systems. Consultancy project
between Phosphorix Ltd and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), UK. This was a proof of concept software system for exporting IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Design specifications from the activity sequences built using the Phosphorix IoPortal technology. As part of this project a proof of concept prototype was developed for automatically exporting  IMS Learning Design from activity sequences built using Phosphorix IOPortal technology.


External links

External Examiner for Plymouth University for academic partnership with City of Bristol College