Dr Peter Ball


Reader in Knowledge Transfer in Computing and Electronics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Peter Ball


  • Lecturer in Computer Networks
  • Cisco Academy Coordinator
  • Industry Advisory Board Liaison

Areas of expertise

  • Computer networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Optical communications
  • Mobile communications

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Cloud and Internet of Things
  • Computer networks: Routing and Switching, Wide Area Networks, Network Security
  • Computer networks and multimedia systems

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Safras Iqbal Investigations of novel techniques to mitigate against cyber security attacks on autonomous vehicles; Cyber threats to Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Active
Gokhan Budan Connected and Automated Vehicle Enabled Traffic Intersection Control with Reinforcement Learning 2021


Peter is actively researching in the domains of:

  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Vehicular communications
  • Autonomous vehicles (sensing, control, networks)
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Internet of Things

Example of recent project includes:

  • Cybersecurity for connected and autonomous vehicules
  • Autonomous intersection management for connected human-driven and driverless vehicles
  • Heterogeneous parallel multi-radio transmission system in wireless vehicular communication
  • Fixed chain-based wireless sensor network for intelligent transportation systems
  • Design of energy efficient geographic routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks
  • The design of ad hoc mnetworks with minimum power and maximum battery life

Centres and institutes



  • Cybersecurity of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)
  • Validation of data obtained from fixed parking sensors installed in parking bays


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow IET (Institution of Engineering Techology)
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Member IEEE (Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
  • Senior Fellow HEA (Higher Education Academy)

Further details

Other experience

  • Manager at Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Centre working on the specification and design of optical systems and contributing to the International Standards activities.
  • Manager of Transmission Systems Division at GEC Hirst Research Centre working on the research and development of optical and microwave radio communication systems.