Gareth Davies is a Senior Lecturer (Digital Forensics) and Researcher in the Information Security Research Group at the University of South Wales. Gareth Davies dedicates his time to improve ways to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices and communicate. His research particularly focuses on the forensic data analysis of physical data storage technologies, in particular advanced data recovery from malfunctioning hardware such as hard disk drives and memory chip-based systems.
Over the past 5 years, Gareth has built a name for himself as a consultant and investigator on incident response, forensic and evidential recovery cases. He has worked for a wide range of clients including Hi-tech crime units, the National Crime Agency, the Ministry of Defence, Government and large commercial organisations.
The Faculty is a large multidisciplinary Faculty with strong research capacities across the subject range, and a significant number of research centres and units. It is home for three complementary schools: the School of Computing and Mathematics, the School of Engineering and the School of School of Applied Sciences.
The Faculty is host to over 120 full-time academic staff and a community of more than 150 research students. Over 80% of our research submitted in the last government research assessment exercise was judged to be of an international standard, with 5% of the Faculty's submission being recognised as world-leading. The Faculty has a proud tradition of collaboration with the commercial sector through projects supporting technology transfer and applied research work.
It has nurtured excellent industrial links, working with Fujitsu, IBM, British Telecom, Orange, Welsh Government, Network Rail, Ordnance Survey and ESRI.
The Faculty receives national recognition for its work in information security, mobile applications and services, and power and automotive systems engineering.