School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Our academic staff

Academic members of staff

Mike Adams
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Optoelectronic physics and technology; development of photonic amplifiers and semiconductor lasers; novel optical devices;
Renato Amorim
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Javier Andreu
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Mohammad Hossein Anisi
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Internet of Things; Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks; Sensor Networks Applications; Green and Energy-efficient Data Communication>; Mobile Ad hoc Networks; Wireless Heterogeneous Networks; Opportunistic Networks; Wireless Body Area Networks; Intelligent Transportation Systems;
Richard Bartle
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Visiting Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Virtual worlds (game worlds, social worlds) all aspects of these; Computer Game design; Computer Games design as an art form; Computer Games and society, especially governance, the law and human rights;
David Bebbington
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Meteorological Radars; Radar Imagery; Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Remote Sensing and Fibre Optics; Polarization Algebra;
Jon Chamberlain
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: human language through Natural Language processing, in particular for social media discourse; problem solving with collective intelligence and distributed human tasking (crowdsourcing/human computation); citizen science through games, gamification and games-with-a-purpose; measuring human cognition and experience using empirical methods, UX/UI techniques and surveys; computer vision in 3D modelled environments; labelling and aggregation of metadata in large-scale multimedia corpora; interactive information retrieval and data visualisation;
Luca Citi
Reader, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: stochastic models of neural and cardiovascular signals using history-dependent point processes; machine learning applied to biomedical signals; statistical learning theory; big data analytics; invasive neural interfaces; non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) and Event-Related Potentials (ERPs);
Adrian Clark
Reader, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Computer vision; virtual and augmented reality; genetic programming; remote sensing; unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs);
Ian Daly
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: My research interests focus on BCIs; nonlinear dynamics; machine learning; signal processing; bio-signal analysis; meta-heuristic search techniques; and connectivity analysis in the EEG; fNIRS and fMRI. I am also interested in the neurophysiological correlates of motor control; and stimuli perception and how they differ between healthy individuals and individuals with neurological and physiological impairments. Finally; I also have an interest in how techniques such as TMS can be used in conjunction with BCI to provide novel therapies.;
Faiyaz Doctor
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Michael Fairbank
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Neural Networks; Adaptive Dynamic Programming + Reinforcement Learning; Optimisation; Control Theory; Financial Forecasting; AI in games;
Maria Fasli
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Multi-agent systems and autonomous adaptive systems; Data exploration analysing and modelling complex data Big data analysis and modelling of structured and unstructured data; Machine learning modelling opponents learning behaviours from data; Reasoning and analytics over multiple streams of data Internet of Things (IoT) reasoning and analytics; Individual and collective user profiles profile adaptation contextualised profiles; Recommender systems collaborative filtering reputation systems; complex systems modelling dynamics of financial systems and markets; Market mechanisms negotiation protocols strategic interaction supply chain management; Semantic matching resource search cloud computing resource allocation; Trust in agent societies trust mechanisms trust in decision making; Formal theories of agents and multi-agent systems BDI agents; Cognitive agents knowledge and belief self-reference; Software engineering methodologies for agents and multi-agent systems; Social dynamics regulation of agent societies roles and power institutions; Self-organisation team formation; Serious games for education and learning collaborative learning;
Chris Fox
Reader, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
John Gan
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Machine learning and artificial intelligence; Computer vision and robotics; Brain-computer interfaces; Multimodal human-machine interaction; Intelligent data and text mining; Signal processing; Pattern recognition; (See also staff research interests by category);
Alba Garcia
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Michael Gardner
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Dongbing Gu
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Machine Learning; Cooperative Control; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Robotics; SLAM; Autonomous Systems; Navigation, Control and Guidance;
Hani Hagras
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Computational Intelligence (Fuzzy Logic,Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation );
Ian Henning
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Optoelectronic devices; semiconductor lasers & photodetectors; high performance measurements and modelling; novel semiconductor devices; design and optimisation of semiconductor devices for use incommunications and sensing; fixed and wireless networks for telecommunication and computer networked applications; networked systems; sensor networks;
Huosheng Hu
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Intelligent Systems and Autonomous Mobile Robots; Networked robots and network enable systems/devices; Smart sensors, actuators and Mechatronics; Sensor integration and Data fusion algorithms; Tele-rehabilitation, tele-care, tele-health, Intelligent wheelchairs; Genetic Algorithms, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Robotics; Pervasive computing, mobile computing, eLearning; Distributed computer architecture and Parallel processing;
Udo Kruschwitz
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Natural language processing (NLP); Information retrieval (IR) and the implementation of such techniques in real applications;
Maria Kyropoulou
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: algorithmic game theory; design and analysis of algorithms; approximation algorithms;
Ana Matran-Fernandez
Artificial Intelligence Industry Fellow, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Klaus McDonald-Maier
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Embedded Systems and System-on-Chip (SoC) design, development support and technology to increase performance and reliability; Advanced computer architectures offering vast processing power for robotics, image processing and other real-time critical applications; Application of AI for real world problems and robot control;
Slava Mikhaylov
Chief Scientific Adviser, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Dariush Mirshekar-Syahkal
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Microwave components including antennas, filters and amplifiers; numeric techniques in electromagnetic field problems; nondestructive evaluation of materials by electromagnetic techniques;
Vishwanathan Mohan
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Cognitive Robotics; Computational Neuroscience; Industrial Manufacturing;
Leila Musavian
Reader, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Nigel Newton
Reader, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Numerical methods for stochastic processes with application to signal processing, control engineering, economics and physics; Nonlinear filtering and stochastic control; Statistical methods in telecommunications; Peformance engineering for telecommunication networks;
Dimitri Ognibene
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: My research interests entail the principles underlying adaptive social behaviour in complex conditions with particular attention to anticipative skills and exploration in unknonwn environemnts.; My research covers both biological and artificial agents as well as physical (visual and multimodal) and virtual environments as social media and virtual reality.; I use machine learning methods, both (deep) neural and probabilistic models, to create agents as well as to study and predict their behaviours.; Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-GBX-NONEX-NONE/* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;mso-style-noshow:yes;mso-style-priority:99;mso-style-parent:"";mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;mso-para-margin:0cm;mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-pagination:widow-orphan;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} ; Artificial Intelligence (Ognibene & Demiris 2013, Nivel et al 2014); Cognitive Neuroscience (Ognibene et al 2017, Friston et al 2015, Pezzulo & Ognibene 2013); Social Robotics (Ognibene & Demiris 2013, Ognibene et al 2013, Petit et al 2013); Social Media Governance and Behavior Modelling (under preparation); Probabilistic and Neural Machine Learning Methods (Ognibene Baldassarre 2015, Ognibene and Demiris 2013, Ognibene et al 2013); Active Vision and Perception (Ognibene & Demiris 2013, Ognibene Baldassarre 2015, Ognibene et al 2010, Ferro, M. 2010, Ognibene et al 2008); Adaptive Model Based Control (Catenacci Volpi, Wu Ognibene, in press, Nivel et al 2014); Behaviour Modelling and Prediction (Ognibene & Demiris 2013, Ferro, M. 2010); Active Intention Recognition and Activity Monitoring (Ognibene & Demiris 2013, Lee et al 2015);
John O'Hara
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Riccardo Poli
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Programming; Brain Computer Interfaces; Particle swarms; Schema Theory; Neural Nets; Machine Vision, Image and Signal Processing; Artificial Intelligence;
Martin Reed
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Information Centric Networking; Network security; quality of Service mechanisms for Internet protocol networks; management and control of optical and core networks; multimedia Internet applications;
Spyros Samothrakis
Lecturer (R) and Assistant Director of IADS, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Reinforcement Learning; Machine Learning; Neural Networks; Role Playing Games;
Michael Sanderson
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Development of programs from proofs of their specifications; Concurrency;
Stephen Sangwine
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Colour image processing and vector signal processing; Hypercomplex linear algebra and matrix decompositions with applications to vector signal and image processing; Hypercomplex Fourier transforms and filters, vector filtering, filtering of orientation signals;
Francisco Sepulveda
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Brain-computer interfaces; Neural prostheses and neuromuscular electrical stimulation; Bioelectronics; Rehabilitation engineering; Myoelectric operation of artificial limbs and robotic devices; Biomedical signal analysis; Computational neuroscience; Sensori-motor neurophysiology; Affective computing; Intelligent systems, both artificial and natural; Mathematical modelling of muscle and nerve;
Amit Singh
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Sam Steel
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Machine consciousness; Logical and formal aspects of artificial intelligence; Artificial Intelligence planning; Software agents and rational action;
Giovanni Stracquadanio
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Richard Sutcliffe
Fixed Term Lecturer (ASE), School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Natural Language Processing; Information Retrieval; Question Answering; Statistical Machine Translation; Computer Musicology;
Manoj Thakur
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Nikolaos Thomos
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Network coding; Multimedia communications; Information-centric networks; Joint source and channel coding; Approximate reconstruction of sources; Machine learning for communications;
Carmine Ventre
Reader, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Anthony Vickers
Head of School - Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Aline Villavicencio
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Norbert Voelker
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Theorem proving; Formal methods for the analysis and verification of software systems;
Stuart Walker
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: High-capacity optical network systems; semiconductor laser characteristics; broadband optical receiver design; optical transmission; local access architectures based on arrayed waveguide gratings; video compression;
Yong Wang
Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Theory, Algorithm Design, and Interdisciplinary Applications of Computational Intelligence;
John Woods
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Image processing; model-based coding and 3-D modelling; IP and ATM networks; telecommunications principles; robotics and autonomous vehicles; sensor networks and robotic aviation;
Kun Yang
Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Wireless networks and communications, heterogeneous wireless networks; mobile cloud computing, communication and computation cooperation; data and energy integrated communication networks (DEIN);
Nick Zakhleniuk
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)

Research members of staff

Ayman Alhelbawy
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Mohammed Al-Khalidi
Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Mays Al-Naday
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Information-Centric Networks; Context-aware Communications; Multi-layer Network Architectures; Internet of Things; Network Function Virtualisation; Software-Defined Networks; Mobile Edge Computing; Resource management and Traffic Engineering; QoS in future network architectures;
Bilal Aslam
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Saugat Bhattacharyya
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Mohammad Bin Nordin
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Benjamin Cemlyn
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Caterina Cinel
Research Fellow (DCC6901), School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Shoaib Ehsan
Research Fellow, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Mariano Garcia Vellisca
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Amir Jahangiri
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Daniel Karapetyan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Combinatorial Optimisation; Adaptive Methods; Automated generation of Algorithms; Operational Research; Transportation and Logistics;
Ahmad Khaliq
Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Zeba Khanam
Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Tasos Papastylianou
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Haider Raza
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (IADS), School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Sangeet Saha
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Sohail Siadat
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Kevin Smith
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Molecular Modelling, Computational Chemistry and Biology; Computer aided Drug Design; Fragment based Drug Design; Software Development.; Previous research:; Modelling Polarisation; Docking based Virtual Screening using high quality re-scoring methods such as: Distributed Multipole Analysis and Hybrid QM/MM; Fragment based Drug design. Identifying mechanisms of biased agonism in GPCR's, explicit water molecules.;
Anca Sticlaru
Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Arunaganesan Swaminathan
Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Ruhma Tahir
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Davide Valeriani
Senior Research Officer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)

Emeritus Professors

David Barber
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: Influence of microstructure on physico-chemical properties; Dielectric and ferroelectric behaviour of oxide ceramics; Novel opto- and micro-electronic materials; Deformation behaviour of ceramics and minerals; Characterisation of meteorites and other extraterrestrial materials; Electron microscopy;
Jim Boyd
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Tony Brooker
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Victor Callaghan
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: Intelligent Environments (including immersive reality),; Creative Science; Educational Technology;
Ken Cattermole
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
James Doran
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Mohammed Ghanbari
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: Video/Image compression; motion estimation; image/video segmentation; image retrieval and image/video watermarking; object tracking; Video Networking; video transcoding; video quality metrics; IPTV; video coding for IP and wireless networks; multimedia communication networks; joint-source channel coding; Congestion control; overlay networks; overlay networks; ad-hoc networks; end-to-end quality of service; network services; peer-to-peer networking; cross-layer optimisation; flow/congestion control in IP networks; network performance management; Educational technology;
Malcolm Hawksford
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: Audio engineering; loudspeaker systems; spatial and multi-channel audio; perceptual-modelling; high-resolution audio and coding; audio measurements; circuit design; digital signal processing; digital power amplification; ADC/DAC conversion; sigma-delta modulation; network applications;
Martin Henson
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: Formal methods including Logics for Specification, Refinement and Program Development.;
Simon Lavington
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Larry Lind
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Rodney Loudon
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: Spontaneous emission and noise in optical amplifiers and lasers; applications of quantum optics theory in information technology; forces exerted on dielectrics by laser light;
Rob Massara
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Mike O'Mahony
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: Photonic circuit and packet-switched networks; optical networks for telecommunication and computer applications; optical processing; optical switching;
Terence Parker
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Brian Ridley
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: semiconductors; low-dimensional structures; hot electrons and hot phonons; scattering theory; electron-phonon interactions; photoconductivity;
Stephen Smith
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Edward Tsang
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Ray Turner
Emeritus Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research interests: Theoretical Computer Science; Mathematical Logic; Philosophical Logic; Philosophy of Mathematics; Philosophy of Computer Science;