UCL Centre for Systems Engineering


Meet our PhD Students

Short biographies of our PhD students

Meshach Bolutiwi

Meshach Bolutiwi is a management consultant specialising in technology and digital innovation and transformation and works with organisations globally to help advice, implement and deliver large-scale technology-driven transformation initiatives.  He is also an academic researcher with research interests in the areas of large-scale complex IT systems, complex systems, large-scale complex IT projects and technology management.  Meshach is a technology and digital enthusiast who is passionate about technology convergence, and a key part of his expertise lies in using technology to underpin the implementation and delivery of complex IT solutions. Over the years he has worked with various organisations globally to implement and deliver major technology projects and complex technology solutions. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Technology Management Group of UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) and UCL Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLse) where he is exploring the challenges and difficulties of large-scale and major technology programmes.

Mohamed H. Al-Ali

Mohamed Al-Ali is a PhD candidate at University College London. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Industrial and Management System Engineering in Kuwait University. He also studied project management in accordance with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and obtained a trainer certification on project appraisal with the application of COMFAR software, which is accepted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He attended several courses working with ArcGIS (Geographic Information System software). In addition, he obtained his master's degree from Kingston University - London in Engineering Project and Systems Management. His research interests include Decision making processes, financial assistance and economics analysis, and risk association.

Muhammad Fahmi Ibrahim

Muhammad Fahmi Ibrahim is a Stuttgart-based system architect working for Robert Bosch Automotive Steering. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University in the United States and Masters Degree in Mechatronics from University of Applied Science Weingarten in Germany.
Fahmi started his career as a mechanical design engineer, before continuing as systems engineer. Due to his work experience in systems engineering, he developed an interest in system thinking and strongly believes that systems engineering can also be applied to non-technical domains.

Yosoph Sindi

Yosoph Sindi is a PhD research associate at Mullard Space Science Laboratory. He specialises in distributed robotics and complex “messy” systems design and modelling. He holds an MSc in Robotics, BEng in Mechanical Engineering Control systems engineering from the University of Plymouth. He has held various industrial positions such as Quality planning management for variation reduction and automation at Airbus (Bristol, UK) 2008/9, R&D management, Quality assurance manager and lead ISO 9001 Auditor at Patronics (Plymouth, UK), PMO director at Digitalized Map (Riyadh ,KSA), CEO AEProto (Riyadh & London). His current research is in Robotic Cities Modelling Methodology for Sociotechnical problems.

Zakari Danlami Tsiga

Zakari Danlami Tsiga, MSc is a PhD student working at the University College London. Prior to beginning the PhD program, Zakari undertook a masters’ program at the same university, this gave him the opportunity to work on the delivery of various projects for different clients such as Microsoft and the London Clearing House. From his work he developed an interest in Technology management and the importance of successful project delivery.