Computer Laboratory

Stephen Cummins

Stephen Cummins

I am a part-time Research Associate working in the Digital Technology Group (DTG) which sits within the Department of Computer Science and Technology also known as the Computer Laboratory. I am currently working on the Isaac Physics Project and Isaac Computer Science Project developing innovative approaches to educational content delivery.

I am also Director of Studies and Bye-Fellow for Computer Science at Girton College. I also have part-time roles in industry as CTO at Iventis and Enterprise Architect at the UK Civil Service.


My research interests include:

  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Knowledge Management e.g. Folksonomies and Ontologies
  • Software Engineering
  • Security and Privacy

Current Research Projects

Past Research Projects:

  • North East XCRI Test-bed (NEXT) - I worked as an RA during a phase of the project which aimed to share postgraduate training course specifications using an open standard.
  • SoftWare Assessment Through Tagging (SWATT) - A project for my PhD, working on using Web 2.0 style tags as a mechanism for generating feedback to students on programming assignments.
  • Tanfield Mark Tracking System - This project involves empowering students in a local school to simulate changes to their coursework marks and see how it effects their overall course grades. The project was looking at how students simulations related to teacher set target grades and actual attainment.


I supervise on the following courses:

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Further Java
  • Software Engineering and Security
  • Security

Contact Information

Dr Stephen Cummins
Computer Laboratory Office number: SN04
Postal Address: Department of Computer Science and Technology,
University of Cambridge,
15 JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 0FD,
United Kingdom

Social Networks:

  • Linked In
  • Git Hub