Simon Downes

  • Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
  • Darlithydd mewn Cyfrifiadureg
  • Cyfadran Cyfrifiadureg, Peirianneg a Gwyddoniaeth
Simon Downes

About Me

I have a BSc (Hons) degree in computer networks and a Masters of Philosophy in wireless networks utilising Artificial Intelligence. I have experience of Cisco Networking technologies and the CCNA program, I can lecture or tutor students from small groups to large class settings, holding the Instructor certificate for CCNA I have also taught fellow lecturers and professionals the CCNA qualification.

I am capable of delivering classes for Wireless Network technologies including Simulation and analysis. having knowledge of various software packages Cisco Packet Tracer, MatLab, Simulink, NetSim and Qualnet. Currently, I am developing knowledge in C++ programming and MatLab Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence coding. This will enhance the skills I require to complete my PhD ‘Explainable Artificial Intelligence in the early detection of Melanoma and Skin Cancer’.

Skills And Qualifications

  • Computer Networks
  • CCNA
  • Wireless Networks
  • Presentations
  • PASS Mentoring


  • Footbal Referee - grade 3B
  • Science Fiction films and TV series


Publications And Past Projects

  • Smart Classroom utilising the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Development of a predictive control model utilising a wireless sensor network in a retro fitted building