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Jon Robinson

Jon Robinson

Principal Lecturer

Computer Science

Staff Group(s)
Computing and Technology


Dr Robinson is the Computer Systems Courses Manager for the Cyber-Security, Networking and Computer Systems Engineering Degree's.  He runs the Distributed Network Architectures & Operating Systems module and helps on a variety of modules.  He was previously the module leader for the  Systems Programming, Systems Technology, Foundations of Computing & Technology, and Network Design & Administration modules.

Career overview

Dr Robinson worked in Industry for a number of years before returning to Academia. Before joining NTU, he completed a Doctorate and a Post-Doctoral Research position at Sussex University.

Research areas

Dr Robinson is a member of the Computational Intelligence and Applications Research Group (CIA) and the Network Infrastructures and Cyber-Security research groups.

Dr Robinson is currently investigating languages and middleware's for power consumption systems for monitoring and controlling intelligent environments, smart spaces and smart cities. He is also actively investigating large scale network infrastructures and software systems.

Dr Robinson's research interests have included looking at designing and building new service composition systems for pervasive computing environments and trust based systems for the Internet.Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD in the School of Science and Technology exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.


Lantern: a domain specific language for energy awareness in smart-homes. ROBINSON, J., LEE, K. and APPIAH, K., 2020, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 12 (6), pp. 531-546. ISSN 1876-1364

PLECO: New energy-aware programming languages and eco-systems for the Internet of Things. ROBINSON, J., LEE, K. and APPIAH, K., 2018, In: The Eighth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-Aware Technologies, Nice, France, 20-24 May 2018.

Enabling exclusive shared access to Cloud of Things resources. AL RAWAHI, A.S., LEE, K., ROBINSON, J. and LOTFI, A., 2018, In: TOPIC '18: proceedings of the 2018 Workshop on Theory and Practice for Integrated Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing Paradigms. New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 15-20. ISBN 9781450357760

An evaluation of optimisation approaches in Cloud of Things resource trading. AL RAWAHI, A.S., LEE, K., ROBINSON, J. and LOTFI, A., 2018, In: M. YOUNAS and J.P. DISSO, eds., Proceedings: FiCloud 2018: IEEE 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 August 2018. Piscataway, N.J.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, pp. 208-215. ISBN 9781538675038

Energy-aware systems for improving the well-being of older people by reducing their energy consumption. ROBINSON, J., APPIAH, K., LEE, K. and YOUSAF, R., 2017, International Journal On Advances in Life Sciences, 9 (3&4), pp. 163-175. ISSN 1942-2660

Improving the well-being of older people by reducing their energy consumption through energy-aware systems. ROBINSON, J., APPIAH, K. and YOUSAF, R., 2017, In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED 2017), Nice, France, 19-23 March 2017. International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA). ISBN 9781612085401

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Press expertise

  • Internet of things
  • Smart homes and smart cities
  • Distributed computing
  • Computer networks
  • Programming
  • Programming language and compiler design
  • Middleware technologies
  • Trust-based computing
  • Energy-aware computing
  • Network Infrastructures