Dr Osman is a Principal Lecturer and reads Service-Centric and Cloud Computing and Semantic Web Technologies to Level 3 and MSc students. He is also the manager of the Computing and Technology postgraduate courses.
Dr Osman is also a member of the Intelligent Simulation, Modelling and Networking Research Group (ISMN). His research interests include semantic web, open linked data, knowledge engineering, intelligent information retrieval and multi-agent systems.
Building on a strong research track record in intelligent multi-agent systems, Dr Osman started exploring the utilisation of the semantic web technology in the intelligent composition of Web services. The application of semantic technologies in his research further expanded to intelligent information retrieval and knowledge management, which culminated in the collaboration with the Press Association – the UK's prime multimedia content and news provider, where Dr Osman's research team helped the company to develop a semantic-based image indexing and retrieval system that improves the accuracy and recall of PA Photos images search engine.