Dr Carolin Bauer

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I have been working for Staffordshire University for a number of years in my capacity as a lecturer and Cisco instructor for Staffordshire University’s Cisco Academy. My area of expertise and teaching is mostly focusing on network communications. In addition to my teaching responsibilities I am also acting as an academic advisor for partner institutions and am also the Placement Year Leader for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Placements in Computing

Professional memberships and activities

BCS membership

Academic qualifications

  • 1999 Diplom der Technischen Informatik – Fachhochschule Konstanz, Germany
  • 2001 Master of Science by Research (Distributed Computing) - Staffordshire University
  • 2004/5 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Instructor
  • 2005 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education – Staffordshire University
  • 2007 Cisco Fundamentals of Wireless LANs – Instructor
  • 2009 Cisco Network Security Part 1 – Instructor
  • 2009 Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – Building Scalable Internetworks – Instructor
  • 2010 Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – Building Multilayer Switched Networks – Instructor
  • 2010 Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks – Instructor
  • 2010 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Robust Neural Network Based Movement Prediction to Support
  • Constant Quality of Service in Multi-service, Multi-tier Cellular Networks of the Third Generation – Staffordshire University
  • 2010 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Industry Certification
  • 2011 CCNA Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI)
  • 2011/12 Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – Industry Certification
  • 2012 CCNP Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI)

Expertise

  • Network Communications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Mobile Communications
  • Distributed Computing Programming
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Neural Networks

Research interests

At the moment I am involved in different research fields through my specialisation in the area of network communication. As the importance of network communication in our daily lives is increasing this is an active field of research that is constantly on the move with many interesting technologies immerging. This can be seen with developments like for instance The Internet of Things. This constant change has triggered a wealth of new ideas and concepts in the area of research that will no doubt influence the development of these technologies with the aim to enhance and enrich our lives.

Selected Publications

  • Damdinsuren, T., Champion, J., Bauer, C. (2012) Internet of Things Development, Key Technologies; 2nd Computer Science On-line Conference 2012; 19th March 2012
  • Bauer, C.I., Yu, H.; Boffey, B. (2010) An Investigation on Using Adaptive Genetic Operations for Neural Network Retraining; 16th International Conference on Automation & Computing, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom; 11th September 2010; UK; ISBN: 978-0-9555293-6-8
  • Bauer, C.I., Yu, H.; Boffey, B. (2009) GA based Neural Network Retraining using Adaptive Genetic Operations; International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (IEEE sponsored); CIS2E ‘09; 4 – 12 December 2009; Springer Publisher; ISBN: 978-90-481-9150-5
  • Bauer, C.I., Yu, H.; Boffey, B. (2008) Adaptive Genetic Algorithm for Neural Network Retraining; International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (IEEE sponsored); CIS2E ‘08; 5 – 13 December 2008; Springer Publisher; ISBN: 978-90-481-3661-2
  • Bauer, C.I., Yu, H.; Boffey, B. (2008) Genetic Algorithm with Layer Based Adaptive Mutation for Neural Network Retraining; Proceedings of the 9th Informatics Research Workshop 2008, Bradford University, England; 13th June 2008; Page(s): 105 – 108; ISBN: 978-1-85143-251-6
  • Stringer, L.; Dudek, F.; Bauer, C.I. (2007) Location Information Discovery for IP Telephony; International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering; CIS2E ‘07; 3 – 12 December 2007; Springer Publisher; ISBN: 978-1-4020-8737-0
  • Bauer, C.I; Yu, H. (2007) On Prediction Techniques for Improving the Handover Process in Future Cellular Systems; Proceedings of the 13th Chinese Automation & Computing Society Conference in the UK, Staffordshire University, England; 15th September 2007; Volume 1, Page(s): 134 – 139; ISBN: 978-0-9555293-1-3
  • Bauer, C.I.; Rees, J. (2002) Predictive Methods for Handover; Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Communication Systems Networks and Digital Signal Processing, Staffordshire University, England; CSNDSP 2002; 15-17 July 2002; Volume 1, Page(s): 470 – 473; ISBN: 0-7803-7590-4
  • Bauer, C.I.; Rees, J. (2002) Classification of Handover Schemes within a Cellular Environment; The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2002, Lisbon, Portugal; 15-18 September 2002; Volume 5, Page(s): 2199 – 2203; ISBN: 1-90413-305-3

Teaching

I am involved with teaching in the area of communication specialising in wired and wireless network communications through my role as an instructor for the Cisco Academy here at Staffordshire University. Within the Academy I am also the coordinator for the Instructor Training Centre.

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020