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Dr Daniel Maxwell

Lecturer in Computer Science (E&S)


I am a Lecturer in Computer Science, teaching on the BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. In addition to covering the technical and mathematical aspects of data analytics, I have also taught on Exeter's MSc Data Science Degree Apprenticeship, covering the associated ethical, societal and organisational issues.

I have started businesses involved in numerical modelling and analytics, helped entrepreneurs embed data analytics within their businesses, run software teams and spent several years modelling transport and crowd flow across central London and for major sports venues such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

I have chaired debates, discussion groups and workshops on topics including philosophy, economics, business and entrepreneurship, project planning, software architecture, data visualisation, fintech and education.

I completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Exeter and a BSc in Physics at the University of Bristol. My PhD, at the University of Exeter, was in Dataflow Programming and involved designing a system to embed the principles of Software Engineering and Architecture in the system so that they can be applied implicitly, even without the programmer knowing or understanding the principles themselves. My first degree, at the University of Bristol, was in Astrophysics (Physics and Astronomy).