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I regularly seek outstanding PhD students to join my research team. Please contact me for details or follow me on X (Twitter) or LinkedIn where I announce opportunities.

Currently I have several opportunities through the UKRI AI CDT SUSTAIN (www.sustain-cdt.ai). I also have a scholarship opportunity covering fees and stipend (for Home Students) in collaboration with Forestry Research commencing in October 2024.

Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am a Reader in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I re-joined the University of Strathclyde in 2011 and in 2016 I was awarded a prestigious Chancellor’s Fellow award. I became a Senior Lecturer in 2018 and Reader in 2021. My current activities focus on the area of applied Artificial Intelligence and industrial informatics with particular emphasis in 1) transfer learning and domain adaptation 2) incremental active learning 3) causality and explainability 4) Fusion of data-based models with expert knowledge. My research interests are interdisciplinary in nature and span across applications domains and industrial sectors.

  • Sustainable Agri-food Systems (Livestock and Arable)
  • Digital Health
  • Cybersecurity
  • Advanced Manufacturing

I am a Strathclyde lead for the UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Understandable agri-food Systems Transformed by Artificial INtelligence (SUSTAIN), Co-Director of Laboratory for Innovation in Autism, Coordinator for the “System for Data-Based Decisions” sub-theme of the Measurement, Digital and Enabling Technologies (MDET) Strategic Theme, member of the HeatlhTech Cluster management team.

Research Interests

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence:

  • Deep Learning Video and Image Analytics (Multi-view Multi-object Detection and Tracking, Image reconstruction, Image Inpainting and Synthesis)
  • Time Series Classification, forecasting and generation/imputation
  • Anomaly Detection and Event Classification
  • Remote Sensing and Earth Observation
  • Spectral analysis and Hyperspectral Imaging

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Video Analytics
  • Edge and Cloud Computing Analytics

Teaching Interests

Currently teaching two classes:

  • EE992 - Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • EE273, EE985 - Engineering Design For Software Development 2: Object oriented programming using C++

Modules taught in the past:

  • EE579 Advanced Microcontroller Applications - fifth year microcontrollers class using MSP430 in Assembly and C.
  • EE987 - Sensor technologies
  • DM996 - Intelligent Sensing, Reasoning And Deep Learning

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • Member of the IET
  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Fellow of the Higher Education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 2 Jul 2008

Master of Science, Communication, Control and Digital Signal Processing, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 6 Nov 2002

Bachelor of Engineering, Communication Systems Engineering, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 26 Jun 2001

External positions

External Examiner for BEng/MEng Electronic and Computer Engineering; Electronic and Computer Engineering (with a Year in Industry), University of Kent

1 Oct 202330 Sept 2027

Member of the Innovation Advisory Board, DATALAB (SFC Innovation Centre, administered by the University of Edinburgh)

31 May 2023 → …

Remote Evaluator, European Commission

28 Oct 2022 → …


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