Dr Darpan Triboan

Job: Lecturer in Computing (Apprenticeship)

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Context, Intelligence and Interaction Research Group (CIIRG) and Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL)

Address: 5.33 Gateway House, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 250 6535

E: darpan.triboan@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=gHyL1QgAAAAJ&hl=en


Personal profile

Darpan Triboan is currently a Lecturer in Computing (Apprenticeship).

His key areas of research within Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Knowledge Representation and Reasoning within Ambient Assisted Living Systems using real-time multimodal Smart home/ IoT devices and diverse wireless sensor networks (WSNs).

His current research is employing AI in developing a Coupled Climate Modelling to support low-cost housing development in flood-prone areas.

He is also open discuss and work on PhD research projects related to the research areas or similar. 

Some of the research outputs are available here and here.

Research interests/expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • System architecture and software engineering.
  • Ambient Assisted Living system.
  • Knowledge Representation and Engineering.
  • Data modelling  - uncertainty and fuzzy knowledge.
  • Semantic web technologies - i.e., Ontology modelling, linked/graph data.
  • Hybrid Cloud/Edge computing for distributed wired/wireless sensor networks (WSNs)
  • Smart environments (e.g. Smart Homes, Internet-of-Things).
  • Ubiquitous computing, context awareness, personalisation and adaptation.

Areas of teaching

Currently, he is a Deputy Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (DSTP), Apprenticeship. He is also developing and supporting new level 6 and level 7 Apprenticeship programs. 

Here is an non-exhaustive list of some of the modules lead and delivered during the current role and previous roles. 


  • Data Management with SAS.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms.
  • Concurrent and Parallel Computing.
  • Project Management and Security.
  • Mathematics for Computing.
  • Work-based Learning I & II. 


  • Project Management and Security.
  • Programming in C.
  • Web Application Development  - PHP.
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in C++.
  • Final Year Project Supervisions, 20+, Weekly Support.


  • Computational Intelligence Optimisation, Lab Sessions.
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Applications, Lab Sessions.
  • MSc project supervisions, 20+.

(Please note list above is not exhaustive.)


PhD in Computer Science
MSc in Software Engineering
BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

Courses taught

UG/PG Programmes: BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, Security, Intelligent System, and Game Programming. 

Apprenticeship Programmes: BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (DSTP) (Data Analytics and Software Engineering Pathways), Cyber Security Technical Professional (Integrated Degree)

Honours and awards

  • Best Paper Awarded for a paper entitled “Fuzzy-based Fine-grained Human Activity Recognition within Smart Environments”, 2019 IEEE Smart World Congress, Leicester, UK, August 2019.
  • IEEE Outstanding Service Award, “General SWC2019 Secretary”, 2019 IEEE Smart World Congress, Leicester, UK, August 2019.
  • Royal Society-Newton Mobility Grant - DMU/USTB, 2018-2020 - £11,980.
  • Graduate School Conference & Travel Award Scheme, DMU, 2016 and 2019 x 3 – £1,300.
  • IEEE CIS Travel Grant for SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI, 2017 - £800.
  • DMU research student scholarship, 2015-2018 - £14,000pa.
  • Research assistant MOSKUS project, June-Sept 2015 - £800.
  • DMU Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 scholarship, 2014/15 - £2,100.

Membership of external committees

  • IEEE UIC2021 (Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member)
  • IEEE Smart World Congress 2019 (Secretary/ Assistant Program Chair & Local Organizing Committee Member), 2018 (Poster and Demo chairs).
  • UCAMI 2018 (TPC member of the smart environment).
  • Student Support, SSESS2017: Symposium on Software Engineering for Smart Systems
  • Student program chair, Faculty-wide postgraduate research conference, Technology, DMU, 23-24th May 2016.
  • Peer-reviewed number of papers from conferences and journals such as IEEE Human-Machine Systems, IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), Journal of Control Science and Engineering, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal (PUC), IEEE Healthcom 2017 (TPC), 2018, CCF Transaction on Pervasive Computing and interaction (2018), Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, Journal of Control Science and Engineering.
  • Members of 2 professional bodies including IEEE and IEEE CIS.

Current research students

He has supervised serveral MSc projects over the years. 

He is currently supervising the following PhD project and open taken on more research projects. 

  • Harry Boadu, FT, 2nd Supervisor.