• Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

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1998 …2024

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Darryl Charles joined Ulster University in 2001 and is a member of the Computer Science Research Institute. Darryl is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research background is in computational intelligence and he has applied his expertise in this area to serious games and apps as well as a number of research contexts such as intelligent interactive storytelling, machine learning in games, user modelling, cloud computing, and connected health. Recent research has been mainly focused on health contexts and creating software with natural user interfaces to help motivate people to engage with learning, exercise and rehabilitation. Since 1998 he has had over 80 papers published in peer reviewed journals and conferences as well as an authored book entitled Biologically Inspired Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games.Darryl graduated from Queens University Belfast with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons.) in 1988. After qualifying as a teacher at Stranmillis College, Belfast, he taught Technology and Design to A-Level at Portadown College until 1995 and during this spell completed an MSc in Microelectronics and Microcomputer Applications at the University of Ulster. After a spell as Head of IT at Cox Green School in Maidenhead he returned to full-time education to study for a PhD on Unsupervised Artificial Neural Networks at the University of Paisley. While completing his PhD he was appointed as a lecturer and subsequently as a senior lecturer in Computing at Paisley before returning to Northern Ireland in 2001.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Unsupervised Artifical Neural Networks for the Identification of Multiple Causes in Data, Department of Computing and Information Systems

15 Sept 19964 Jul 1999

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

Master, MSc Microelectronics & Microcomputer Applications

20 Sept 19923 Jul 1995

Award Date: 3 Jul 1995

PGCE Technology

4 Sept 19885 Jul 1989

Award Date: 3 Jul 1989

Bachelor, B.Eng. Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Hons), Queens University, Belfast

17 Sept 19854 Jul 1988

Award Date: 4 Jul 1988

External positions

External Examiner, Glasgow School of Art

11 Jun 201930 Sept 2023

External Examiner, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

1 Jun 20146 Jun 2018

External Examiner, University of the West of Scotland

1 Jun 20081 Jun 2014


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