Dr Alejandra Beghelli

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Computer Science
Department Computing
Email a.beghellizapata (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7856
Dr Alejandra Beghelli

Alejandra is a lecturer in computer science and programme leader of the BSc in Computer Science.

The first 15 years of her research career were focused on the design and analysis of algorithms for resource allocation in computer networks. In particular, for optical networks. In the last years she has been changing her research line to the study of creativity, the impact of semantic networks on the generation of ideas and methods to enhance ideation.

Alejandra is interested in the design of board games to enhance Computer Science learning, and the introduction of creative activities in the teaching of classical courses of Computer Science.

She is currently on sabbatical leave from the Computer Science Department of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile.


  • PhD in Optical Networks, Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, UCL, UK, 2006
  • MSc in Computer Networks Analysis, Electronic Engineering Department, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile (2001)
  • BSc in Electronic Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile (1996)


Alejandra has been teaching on the topics of Electronic Engineering, Networks and Computer Science for more than 20 years. In recent years she has focused on Computer Programming for 1st year students, Algorithms and Data Structures, Arduino-based Electronics, Creativity for Engineers and Design Thinking for Engineers.

At Goldsmiths she is in charge of the on-campus Algorithms & Data Structures course and is preparing an online version as part of the University of London's online BSc Computer Science.


Research Interests

  • Design of algorithms
  • Creativity for structured minds
  • Games for Computer Science education



Moreno, Eduardo; Beghelli, Alejandra and Cugini, Filippo. 2017. Traffic engineering in segment routing networks. Computer Networks, 114, pp. 23-31. ISSN 1389-1286

Tarifeño‐Gajardo, Marco; Beghelli, Alejandra and Moreno, Eduardo. 2016. Availability-driven optimal design of shared path protection in WDM networks. Networks, 68(3), pp. 224-237. ISSN 0028-3045