Portrait of Dr Steve Wade Dr Steve Wade

s.j.wade@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472524


Biography

After my first degree in Computing I worked for a year as a COBOL programmer with British Steel. I then returned to Sheffield University to study for an MSc Information Systems which led to my PhD in IR (Information Retrieval). My research was in the implementation and evaluation of novel algorithms for text-based retrieval. The algorithms in question don 't look particularly novel anymore, they are at the heart of Internet search engines such as Google. I like to think that some of the Google programmers read my papers and that I contributed in some small way to the vast fortunes they have made.

I completed my PhD in 1989 and took up a teaching position at the University of Sheffield in the Department of Information Studies. I left Sheffield to take up my current position at the University of Huddersfield in 1993.

Research and Scholarship

During my years in Huddersfield I have been involved in research into the application of object oriented techniques to the development of IR applications; the application of genetic algorithms to IR; the development of agile systems development methods and the application of pedagogical patterns to the design of teaching materials.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2015

Salahat, M. and Wade, S. (2015) ‘Business Domain Modelling using an Integrated Framework’. In: The ICSCE 2015: 17th International Conference on Software and Computer Engineering, 28th - 29th June 2015, London, UK , pp. 1-9

2014

Restoum, M. and Wade, S. (2014) ‘The End-Users' Requirements of The Library of Arab International University (AIUL)’. In: 6th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, 27th - 30th May 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

Salahat, M. and Wade, S. (2014) ‘Teaching Information Systems Development Through an Integrated Framework’. In: The UKAIS International Conference on Information Systems (UKAIS) 2014, 7-9 April 2014, Oxford University, UK

Restoum, M. and Wade, S. (2014) ‘The Impact of Providing Information Resources on End-Users’ Satisfaction Case Study: the Library of Arab International University in Syria’. In: Proceedings of the 10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services. York, UK: University of York. pp. 259-268. ISBN 978-0-901931-15-3

2013

Elzawi, A., Kenan, T., Wade, S. and Pislaru, C. (2013) ‘Exploratory study of the attitudes of academic staff in Libyan Universities towards the role of the Internet8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions ICITST 2013 , pp. 490-493.

Restoum, M. and Wade, S. (2013) ‘The impact of library performance on students' satisfaction’. In: 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries QQML 2013, 4th-7th June 2013, Rome, Italy

2012

Cai, D. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘A Rule-Based Method for Outlying Rating DetectionInternational Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering , 1 (4), pp. 466-471. ISSN 2010-3743

Binzabiah, R. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘Proposed method to build an ontology based on Folksonomy’. In: International Conference on Information Society. London, UK: IEEE. pp. 441-446. ISBN 978-1-4673-0838-0

Wade, S., Salahat, M. and Wilson, D. (2012) ‘A Scaffolded Approach to Teaching Information Systems DesignITALICS , 11 (1), pp. 56-70. ISSN 1473-7507

Kowalska, K., Cai, D. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘Sentiment Analysis of Polish TextsInternational Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering , 1 (1), pp. 39-42. ISSN 2010-3743

Binzabiah, R. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘An Approach to Developing an Ontology that Represents Knowledge Embedded in Filmed Materials’. In: Proceedings of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers’ Conference 2012: CEARC’12. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 91-97. ISBN 978-1-86218-106-9

Elzawi, A. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘Barriers to ICT adoption in quality of engineering research in Libya : how to bridge the digital divide’. In: Proceedings of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers’ Conference 2012: CEARC’12. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. p. 144. ISBN 978-1-86218-106-9

Wade, S. and Salahat, M. (2012) ‘Pedagogical Evaluation of a Domain-Driven Design Framework’. In: Proceedings of UKAIS 2012. Oxford, UK: AIS. .

Binzabiah, R. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘Modeling of an ontology to represent the knowledge embedded in filmed materials’. In: Proceedings of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers’ Conference 2012: CEARC’12. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. . ISBN 978-1-86218-106-9

Hasan, L. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘An investigation of the Information Needs of Local Historians’. In: Proceedings of UKAIS 2012. Oxford, UK: AIS. .

Elzawi, A. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘Barriers to ICT adoption in quality of engineering research in Libya : how to bridge the digital divide?’. In: Proceedings of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers’ Conference 2012: CEARC’12. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 98-103. ISBN 978-1-86218-106-9

Elzawi, A., Kenan, T., Wade, S. and Pislaru, C. (2012) ‘Bridging the Digital Divide and Enhancing the Quality of Engineering Research in Libyan Universities’. In: 6th Conference on Quality in Middle East, 30 Jan - 2 Feb 2012, Hamdan Bin Mohammed University, Dubai

Binzabiah, R. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘Building an Ontology Based on Folksonomy: An attempt to represent knowledge embedded in filmed materials.Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (JITST) , 2 (1/2). ISSN 2046-3723

Salahat, M. and Wade, S. (2012) ‘Pedagogical Evaluation of a Domain-Driven Design FrameworkUK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2012 (48).

2009

Wade, S. and Salahat, M. (2009) ‘Application of a Systemic Soft Domain-Driven Design FrameworkProceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, (57), pp. 476-486. ISSN 2070-3724

Wade, S. and Salahat, M. (2009) ‘A Systems Thinking Approach to Domain- Driven Design’. In: UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2009. London, UK: UK Academy for Information Systems. .

2008

Salahat, M., Wade, S. and Lu, J. (2008) ‘A systemic framework for business process modelling and implementation’. In: Innovations '08: 5th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, 16th - 18th December 2008, Al Ain, Dubai , pp. 247-251

2004

Wade, S (2004) ‘An Approach to Integrating Soft Systems Methodology and Object Oriented Software DevelopmentProceedings of UKAIS 2004 .

2000

Wade, S., Smith, M. and Wolstenholme, M. (2000) ‘Applying Genetic Programming to the Problem of Term Weight AlgorithmsThe New Review of Document and Text Management , Vol. 1, pp. 101-111. ISSN 1361-4584

Wade, S. and Braekevelt, P. (2000) ‘Use of IR_Framework in the Teaching of Information RetrievalThe New Review of Document and Text Management , 1, pp. 237-253. ISSN 1361-4584

1995

Wade, S (1995) ‘Application of a Genetic Algorithm to the Production of Text SignaturesThe New Review of Document and Text Management , 1, pp. 147-167. ISSN 1361-4584

1994

Wade, S. and Braekevelt, P. (1994) ‘IR_Framework: a Class Library for Information Retrieval’. In: Software Engineering in Higher Education. Southampton, UK: WIT Press. . ISBN 1-85312-289-0

Esteem

I have been an external examiner for the following institutions:

  • Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU),
  • Abertay University,
  • University of Central Lancashire,
  • Nottingham Trent International College,
  • Staffordshire University,
  • University of Wales, Newport.

British Computer Society – I am an examiner for the BCS Higher Diploma and an an e:assessor for the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching.

Research Degree Supervision

Current opportunities

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Teaching and Professional Activities

My current teaching interests are in the areas of Model-Driven Architecture, Web Programming and Database Development.

I am Course Leader and Admissions Tutor for the school's MSc courses.

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