Dr Martin Bateman
Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science. He has taught a range of programmes including networking, cybersecurity, software engineering and distributed systems. His research looks at the performance of networked systems and the use of machine learning for cybersecurity. He has a keen interest in using outreach to encourage widened participation in Computer Science.
Martin currently leads our BSc Computer Networks and Security course. He also leads a number of modules in the second and third years. These relate to networking, cloud computing, and cybersecurity. He is currently working with the NHS in Lancashire to expand their Machine Learning infrastructure to support bioinformatics within the NHS.
After graduation (BSc Computer Science), Martin worked in Cambridge as a Software Engineer. Following this, he undertook an MSc in Advanced Distributed Systems (Lancaster University). He moved into a PhD (University of St Andrews). During this time, he started an interest in cybersecurity which resulted in a number of patents. He worked as a Research Fellow looking into improving networked systems.
In 2009, he joined us as a Lecturer, progressing to Senior Lecturer in 2010. He took over leadership of the MSc programmes and introduced the MSc IT Security as well as growing the courses. In 2016, he co-founded the SAFeR Research Lab which aims to drive security and forensics research by combining insights from academia and industry. In 2022, he gave up leadership of the MSc programme and took on the course leader role for BSc Computer Networks and Security. He is currently associated with Lancashire Police for digital forensics. He is also linked to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (NHS) where he is working on cloud computing for bioinformatics infrastructure.
Throughout his time here, he has been a strong proponent of outreach and its use when widening participation within university. He has worked with the Sutton Trust widening participation project whilst at the University of St Andrews. Whilst here at UCLan, he co-founded the Raspberry Jam events and has been actively involved in the Lancashire Science Festival ad served on the academic committee.
- PhD Computer Science, University of St Andrews, 2005
- MSc Advanced Distributed Systems, Lancaster University, 2000
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Lancaster University, 1997
- Computer networks
- Distributed systems
- Data science
- Machine learning
- Computer science education
- External Examiner, Birmingham City University
- IT Specialist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
- Associate Staff, Lancashire Constabulary
- Microsoft Educator, Advisory Council
Martin has over 20 years of research experience in the area of networks and security.