Dr Justin McKeown

Subject Director: Computer Science

School of Art, Design & Computer Science

E: j.mckeown@yorksj.ac.uk

T: 87 6717

Dr Justin McKeown

I joined York St John University in 2010. I was responsible for pioneering the teaching of computer science skills to arts students, notably programming, and physical computing. In 2013 I led the development of BSc Computer Science as a new field of study for the university, along with his colleague Dr Mike O’Dea. As Associate Professor and Subject Director for all the Computing programmes my current responsibilities involve the strategic development of computer science and related subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. My research and teaching predominantly focuses on cyber security. I am currently undertaking further study in this field with the University of Oxford.

Further Information


1CB107 - Technology in Context:

This module introduces students to professional issues in computing including legal frameworks, security, privacy and cryptography. Classes are often comprised of both lectures and practical labs.

3CB101 - Computer Science Major Project

This is the dissertation module where students undertake a major research and development project.

3CB105 - Internet of Things 

The Internet of Things (IoT) module enables students to apply their skills to the development of physical computing and embedded systems. It challenges them to separate the hype from the technology through exposing students to ubiquitous computing, issues of IoT security in the Internet of Things.


My research is located within the field of cyber security. My primary concern is Ethics in relation to the development and deployment of security systems. My active research activities explore biometric security systems, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.

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