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Dr James Atkinson

Dr James Atkinson

Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed)

General Engineering Course Leader

James dot A dot Atkinson at warwick dot ac dot uk


  • Interested in systems/electronic engineering, computing/software development, and pure/applied mathematics.
  • Currently holds the position of Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed) in Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Warwick.
  • Module leader for two large-group engineering modules, project leader for 3rd year projects, with contributions to other modules.
  • Additional roles: General Engineering Course Leader, Year 2 Exam Secretary, Technology & Moodle Learning Champion (S&I Stream), and Data Book Coordinator.
  • Previously contributed to other modules in the School of Engineering (SoE), the Warwick Mathematics Institute (WMI) and the Department of Computer Science (DCS), at the University of Warwick.
  • Experienced with software & programming languages: MATLAB & Simulink, C++, OpenCV, Python, Java, Android app development, JavaScript, Arduino, Visual Basic, SolidWorks, Fusion360, SketchUp, NI Multisim & Ultiboard, Microsoft Office, LaTeX, EndNote.

Research Interests

Teaching Interests

Module Leader:

  • ES197: Systems Modelling, Simulation & Computation
  • ES2C7: Engineering Mathematics & Data Analytics

Project Leader:

  • ES327: Individual Project


  • ES2C6: Electromechanical System Design


  • ES2D7: Systems and Software Engineering Principles
  • ES2F6: Engineering Mathematics & Data Analytics (DA)
  • ES3H3: Intelligent System Design

Previous Contributions:

  • CS133: Professional Skills
  • CS261: Software Engineering
  • CS313: Mobile Robotics
  • CS345: Sensor Networks & Mobile Data Communications
  • CS349: Principles of Programming Languages
  • CS918: Natural Language Processing
  • ES193: Engineering Mathematics
  • ES3C8: Systems Modelling & Control
  • ES97C: Research & Professional Skills in Biomedical & Clinical Engineering
  • MA117: Programming for Scientists

Selected Publications

Projects and Grants

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed)

Teaching Fellow

Teaching Assistant (TA) & Senior TA


University of Warwick
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Affective Computing (Engineering)

University of Warwick
Master of Engineering (MEng), Systems Engineering with Computer Engineering

Kesgrave High School & Sixth Form
STEP, AEA, A-Levels & GCSEs

Honors & Awards

Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates who Teach (WATE PGR)
University of Warwick · 2019
Recognised for enhancing student learning experience by motivating, inspiring and engaging students and creating a supportive learning environment that recognises diverse student needs.

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