Professor Ian Wells has during his career held several senior positions including Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience, Head of School of Computing, Assistant Dean of Faculty as well as being a lecturer for many years. Currently, as well as being a Director of WIDI, Ian is Cwm Taf Morgannwg (CTM) University Health Board Independent Member for ICT and chair of CTM Digital & Data Sub Committee.
Ian’s research interests have included terrestrial & underwater sensor networks, ultrasonic non- destructive testing (NDT), medical signal & image processing, communications systems & computer networks.
Most of his recent research has been in the Internet of Things mainly looking at underwater environmental monitoring. Novel routing protocols using Natural algorithms/ Artificial Intelligence for rapid node movement. He has been an examiner, examination chair and supervisor for many MPhil and PhDs.