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Professor Nasser Sherkat

Head, Department of Engineering and Mathematics


Nasser Sherkat joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2017 and is currently Head of Engineering and Mathematics Department and a Professor of Human Machine Interaction. His main research expertise is to explore the means of extracting and combining information to achieve “natural” human-machine interaction. Various UK and EU funding bodies have funded his research. He has over 150 research publications and supervised 23 PhD studies (17 as director of studies) to completion.


MATHISIS - Managing Affective-learning THrough Intelligent atoms and Smart InteractionS European Commission (Brussels, European Union, Belgium) 2016-01 to 2019-12 | Grant

Part of Grant: 687772

No One Left Behind European Commission (Brussels, European Union, Belgium) 2014-01 to 2016-12 | Grant

Part of Grant: 645215

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Collaborators and sponsors

Interactive Systems Research Group

Other activities

PhD external examiner at

  • Essex University
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Kent
  • Middlesbrough University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Loughborough
  • Staffordshire University

Postgraduate supervision

J. Sarsfield      Real-time motion tracking for stroke rehabilitation (Co-supervisor at Nottingham Trent University)

M.Taheri          Brain Computer Interface (Director of Studies at Nottingham Trent University)

R Alfrjani         A Hybrid Semantic Web / Machine Learning Approach to Opinion Mining (Co-supervisor at Nottingham Trent University)

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