I am a Senior Lecturer in Computing. Having attained my Ph.D. in 1995, researching in the fields of intelligent agent systems and adapted hypertext systems, I joined a newly formed group at Liverpool University dedicated to developing and promoting innovative technological solutions for local businesses. After implementing the first electronic shopping mall in the U.K., I spent eight years providing technical leadership on many Internet and Intranet projects. These projects usually involved exploiting newly emergent technology - examples of utilisation of such technologies include: early experimentation with web-based signature recognition in 1996, a number of set top box applications for a large cable company, and novel biometric data storage and analysis. My current research interests are derived from experience gained in both my academic and industrial backgrounds, and include: web-based biometric security; agent based systems; genetic programming; and artificial intelligence (AI).