Mark is Professor of Intelligent Energy Systems. He is also the Faculty Assessor for the IESD and sits on a number of University committees, including the Higher Degrees Committee.
Following a first degree in Computing with Real-Time Computer Systems (University of Gloucester) and an MSc in Human Computer Systems (De Montfort University), he undertook his PhD research in the Centre for Computational Intelligence at De Montfort. This work involved computer modelling of mobile robot control architectures using neural networks.
Since joining the Institute in 1998, Mark has led a succession of EPSRC funded projects involving urban energy modelling and geographical information systems applications development. He is currently an investigator on three major EPSRC consortium projects, including “4M”, “Carbon, Control and Comfort” and “CASCADE”, which he leads. His research now focuses on intelligent adaptive control and optimisation of home energy systems, domestic and nondomestic energy modelling, and complex adaptive systems.
Mark has published prolifically in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences. He is referee for a number of international journals including Energy; Energy and Buildings; Computers, Environment and Urban System; Applied Thermal Engineering and Building Research and Information.Through projects, he collaborated with national and international organizations including E.on UK, EDF Energy, the National Energy Foundation, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - Australia’s national research agency, and Ostphalia University of Applied Sciences. Mark is grant referee for the Canadian GEOIDE Network of Centres of Excellence Strategic Investment Initiative.