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. 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.

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 Information Systems courses.

Outside of the University I enjoy fell-walking and various aspects of family life (I have two children). I used to be a keen amateur actor and have been a member of various theatre groups over the years.

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Research & Scholarship

My research and teaching interests share a focus on how to develop information systems. I am interested in this from the perspective of both developers and end-users.

From the developer 's perspective I am interested in investigating ways in which we can construct software systems that model real-world situations and are adaptable so that they can evolve as those situations change. The research issues in this area relate to technical features of modern programming languages and the expressive power of the Unified Modelling Language (UML). I have taught the UML at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and to a number of local organisations.

From the end-user perspective I am interested in designing information systems that accommodate people's differing needs and styles of information use. I take the view that information systems development is fundamentally a social activity so I am interested in techniques that help us to understand the organisational and social context in which information systems will be used.

Contact me if you would like to know more about the UML or if you would like me to develop a web site or database application. I like to use real-world projects in my teaching and my students have experience of working with HTML, JavaScript, PHP, ASP.NET etc. We can deliver high quality applications at little cost.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

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

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

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

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

Wade, S. and Salahat, M. (2012) ‘Pedagogical Evaluation of a Domain-Driven Design Framework’. 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. 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

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

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

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 Systemic Soft Domain-Driven Design Framework The UKAIS International Conference on Information Systems 2012 Proceedings .

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. 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

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

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

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