News Xtend

Dr Stuart Charters opens two SIGNAL sites.

Thursday February 16, 2017

With a very short lead in time, Dr Charters is thrilled to have SIGNAL's doors open before the end of February.

Dr Charters took on the director role in early January, and is looking forward to helping guide the South Island  to a more tech-savvy future.

Dr Charters has been involved with the development of SIGNAL since its inception and, as Head of Informatics and Enabling Technologies at Lincoln University, he is well placed to direct the school.

"SIGNAL is pretty exciting as an entity. Not only is it the first of its kind as a collaboration between the leading tertiary institutions across the South Island in partnership with industry.  But it's also offering up some disruptive innovation in the IT education space, and working in deep partnership with industry. In doing so, this school is a proactive and direct response to the rapid growth in IT roles across all sectors, where thousands of new jobs will be created in the next ten years."

Recently appointed SIGNAL chair Dr David Band says Dr Charters is perfectly placed to lead SIGNAL during its early days, having been a key part of the team that created the SIGNAL programmes.

“From the beginning, Stuart has been involved in the management group and convening the Academic Working Group which developed the SIGNAL academic programmes, alongside the Christchurch and Dunedin ICT sectors,” says Dr Band.

“Stuart is not only deeply knowledgeable about SIGNAL, he is also passionate about the value it can add to South Island business and education.”

Dr Charters studied Computer Science at St Chad’s College, Durham University, graduating with a PhD and working as a post-doctoral researcher. He moved to New Zealand in 2006 to lecture at Lincoln University in the then Applied Computing Group. Most recently Stuart has been Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Informatics and Enabling Technologies. Stuart has research interests in Evidence-Based Software Engineering, eResearch and Precision Agriculture technologies.

If you'd like to find out more about SIGNAL and its mission, give Stuart a call or even better visit him at the SIGNAL Christchurch site, Level 1, 181 High St.

director@signal.ac.nz ph 027 549 9859

Photo Gallery

See also...

News People
Welcome Janelle
Tuesday May 7, 2019
Janelle Gee joins SIGNAL as our Business Development Manager, based in Christchurch.
Events Upcoming Events + 1 More
Dunedin Techweek Events 2019
Tuesday May 7, 2019
SIGNAL is sponsoring several events for Dunedin Techweek 2019. On Wednesday, May 22, we are hosting two sessions with Tim Packer, Smart City Practitioner and former team lead for the NEC NZ's Smart Cities Solutions business unit. One of these will include an evening discussion with Tim Packer, the Honourable Pete Hodgson, and NZ Innovator of the Year Ian Taylor CNZM, on how smart city technologies could be utilised in the Dunedin Hospital rebuild, and the proposed Dunedin Harbourside Vision.
Upcoming Events Shift + 1 More
Don't miss the next Tech Careers and Pizza Night at a SIGNAL near you!
Friday April 26, 2019
If you, or someone you know, is thinking about a change of career, or want to 'Add Tech to your Superpowers', come along to one of SIGNAL's famous Tech Careers Pizza nights.