Dr Barry Bentley

Department: Department of Computer Science

Office/Location: Cardiff School of Technologies, Llandaff Campus


Email: bbentley@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

​Dr Barry Bentley is a Senior Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Technologies. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, where he worked at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the areas of computational neuroscience and bioinformatics. He has conducted research and consultancy work for multiple organisations including the Open University, the University of Oxford, the European Space Agency, and ARM Holdings. He currently sits on the scientific advisory and review boards of several organisations, and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technologies.


Current teaching:

  • Developing Quality Software & Systems (CIS5005) 
  • Object-Oriented System Design (CIS5027)


  • Dr Barry Bentley welcomes expressions of interest from any prospective students or postdocs.


Barry’s main research interests lie in the development and application of computational tools for biological and medical problems, with particular interest in the areas of neuroscience, ageing, and cryobiology.

Current projects include work as part of an international consortium to develop ontologies, classifications, and staging systems for senescence and age-related pathologies.

Further details of current and past research can be found at: https://www.barrybentley.co.uk/research

Key Publications

Bojic, S., Murray, A., Bentley, B. L., et al.  (2021) Winter is coming: the future of cryopreservation. BMC Biology, 19(56).

Calimport S. R. G., Bentley B. L., Stewart C. E., et al.  (2019) To help aging populations, classify organismal senescence. Science, 366(6465), pp. 576-578.

Calimport S. R. G. & Bentley B. L. (2019) Aging classified as a cause of disease in ICD-11. Rejuvenation Research, 22(4), p. 281.

Bentley B., Branicky R., Barnes C. L., et al. (2016) The multilayer connectome of Caenorhabditis elegans. PLOS Computational Biology, 2(12):e1005283. 

Cefola P., Bentley B., Maisonobe L., et al. (2013) Verification of the OREKIT Java implementation of the Draper semi-analytical satellite theory. Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting; in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 148. ISBN: 978-0-87703-597-8

Peniak M., Bentley B., Marocco D., et al.  (2010) An evolutionary approach to designing autonomous planetary rovers. Proceedings of TAROS (Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems), August 31 - September 2, 2010, Plymouth, UK. ISBN: 978-1-84102-263-5

Peniak M., Bentley B., Marocco D., et al.  (2010) An island-model framework for evolving neuro-controllers for planetary rover control. Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, July 18 - 23, 2010, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8126-2.

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