TitleFirst NameLast NameDeptHEISummary of Research InterestsWebpageEmail
DrJavierAndreu-PerezSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexArtificial intelligence, machine learning and their applications in engineering, bioengineering, health informatics, human-robot interaction, computer vision, smart sensing & industrial informatics.
DrJimAngSchool of ComputingKentDigital health: investigate, design and develop new technologies which can provide treatment and (self-) management of health conditions, through effective prevention, early intervention, personalised treatment and continuous monitoring of the conditions. Particular interest in immersive media technologies (virtual or augmented reality), computer games, and sensing technologies.
DrBudiAriefSchool of ComputingKentCybercrime (especially in understanding the stakeholders involved), computer security, and the Internet of Things, with a strong overarching element of interdisciplinary research. I have also worked in the areas of reliability and dependability of computer-based systems, wireless sensor networks (in the intelligent transport system domain), distributed systems (including performance evaluation and simulation) and software engineering (in particular, open source software).
DrMin Hane AungSchool of Computing SciencesUEAThe advancement of machine recognition of human states and behaviour in everyday settings. Examples of this are intelligent rooms that can infer a person's needs and experience based on events and actions that occur within.
DrSanjay BhattacherjeeSchool of ComputingKent(biometric) identification and authentication systems, techno-legal systems and policies.
ProfPeterBloomEssex Business School EssexResearch critically explores the radical possibilities of technology for redefining and transforming contemporary work and society. It focuses on better understanding the human aspects of organizational existence and the potentially for constructing more empowering cultural paradigms for organising the economy and politics.
LloydBosworthSchool of European Culture and LanguagesKent3D modelling and visualisation, landscape survey, with a particular expertise in geophysical surveying, archaeological photography and illustration.
DrElenaBotoevaSchool of ComputingKentDesigning, studying and optimising hybrid neural-symbolic architectures for AI applications ranging from efficient query answering over Knowledge Graph to verification of systems with neural network components.
DrKaterina BourazeriSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexHuman-Computer Interaction (HCI), Game Design & Development, Interface Design, Information Visualisation, Health Informatics, Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT).
ProfHowardBowmanSchool of ComputingKentCognitive, computational and applied neuroscience; has previously worked on formal methods.
DrOliverBuckleySchool of Computing SciencesUEACyber security, behavioural biometrics, digital identity, privacy, trust, data leakage, insider threat detection, and the application of machine learning and visualisation within cyber security.
DrJonChamberlainSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexHuman 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
DrAnirban ChowdhurySchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexRobotic rehabilitation, brain-computer interfaces, assistive technologies, human-robot co-operation, and autonomous mobile robotics.
DrCaterinaCinelSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexDecision making and collaborative BCI (based on EEG), multisensory integration and cognitive enhancement. Other research activity includes attention, feature integration in visual and multisensory perception, decision making, memory and applied cognition.
ProfLucaCitiSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexStochastic 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)
DrAdrianClarkSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexComputer vision, virtual and augmented reality, genetic programming, remote sensing, unmanned autonomous vehicles
Dr AlexandraCovaciSchool of EngineeringKentResearch activities lie at the confluence of virtual reality, multisensory media, human computer interaction and psychology. Specific topics of interest include: Understanding what makes virtual reality work and how we can use it for changing the self; Creating a systematic understanding of multisensory experiences for interactive technologies; Perceptual media quality; Collaborative virtual environments for data visualisation and manipulation
ProfStephenCoxSchool of Computing SciencesUEASpeech processing, especially automatic speech recognition. Current research projects are in the use of speaker adaptation for speech recognition, speech synthesis, confidence measures for speech recognisers and automatic routing of telephone enquiries.
ProfAndyDaySchool of Computing SciencesUEAThe application of computational geometry to computer graphics, haptics, crowd and urban visualisation and virtual environments.
DrVitoDe FeoSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)Essexembedded neuromorphic control systems for bidirectional closed-loop Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMIs), application of machine learning, and statistics to neural signal encoding/decoding, state-dependent neural encoders and decoders, technology-mediated rehabilitation and assistive technologies, neuromarketing, and novel measures of information transfer in the brain.
ProfPhilippeDe WildeSchool of BiosciencesKentBiomedical signal processing, social network analysis, face recognition, statistical machine learning, AI bias and AI ethics.
DrPaolaDi Giuseppantonio Di FrancoSchool of Philosophy and Art HistoryEssexMaterial culture, heritage, and cognitive science to explore how new technologies impact heritage making processes and the interpretation processes of the past. This includes how 3D virtual and material replicas can re-define museum practices, and how new technologies impact heritage making and interpretation processes of the past
Dr FaiyazDoctorSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexNature inspired Computational Intelligence (CI) approaches for human centred systems related to various real-world domains such as smart environments, elderly care, energy optimization, industrial automation, information analysis, decision-making simulation, control systems and affective computing. I am interested in the development of user and task centred intelligently orchestrated and context aware pervasive computing systems. I am particularly interested in explainable and approximate reasoning techniques based on type-1 and type-2 fuzzy systems, hybrid computational intelligence techniques for real world applications, intelligent agents and AI driven virtual, augmented, and mixed reality systems.
DrHarryDyerSchool of Education & Lifelong LearningUEADigital sociology, social media, youth and digital technology, identity online, digital research methodology, digital ethics, actor-network theory, post-structuralism, social media and education, Flat Earth communities, socio-cultural dynamics online
DrChristos EfstratiouSchool of ComputingKentUbiquitous Computing, with particular emphasis on the challenges of building multi-sensory computational systems to understand real-world human behaviour. My work involves the development of techniques to detect and model human activities using wearable or mobile sensing, IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, and passively captured human activity datasets.
DrShoaibEhsanSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexComputer vision, robotics, AI, embedded systems
BlaineEpsleySchool of EngineeringKentVFX Artist
DrMichaelFairbankSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexNeural Networks; Adaptive Dynamic Programming + Reinforcement Learning Optimisation; Control Theory; Financial Forecasting; AI in games
ProfMariaFasliSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)Essexagent-based modelling, simulation, analysis of structured/unstructured data, machine learning, adaptation, semantic information extraction, ontologies, recommendation technologies.
ProfPeterFusseyDepartment of SociologyEssexSurveillance, digital sociology, algorithmic justice, human rights, intelligence oversight, technology and policing, and urban studies.
ProfJohnGanSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexMachine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, signal and image processing (computer vision), pattern recognition, brain-computer interfaces, human-machine interaction, health informatics, data and text mining (Big Data).
DrAlba Garcia Seco De HerreraSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexAI in computer vision with a special focus on biomedical imaging, neuroimaging, information retrieval and evaluation. She also cast the problem of Multimodal AI, in which various data types (image, text, speech, numerical data) are combined with multiple intelligence processing algorithms to achieve higher performances.
Dr MikeGreen School of EngineeringKentHuman-computer interaction, and covers aspects of wearable computing, online disclosure and identity, and web technology. Recently, his research has focused on design pedagogy within a higher education context
DrDavidGreenwoodSchool of Computing SciencesUEA
DrMarekGrzesSchool of ComputingKentVarious aspects of machine learning and artificial intelligence: Markov decision processes, reinforcement learning, neural networks, decision trees, natural language processing, chatbots, and probabilistic inference.
DrXiaoweiGuSchool of ComputingKentDeveloping novel machine learning models that 1) have a transparent system structure and human-interpretable reasoning process, and 2) are capable of offering the state-of-the-art performance but with less demand of human expertise involvement. Xiaowei is also interested in developing explainable semi-supervised machine learning models to tackle streaming data problems.
ProfDongbingGu School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexRobotics, autonomous systems, machine learning, multi-robot systems, cooperative control, SLAM, UAVs, and process automation.
ProfRichardGuestSchool of EngineeringKentImage processing and pattern recognition specialising in biometric and forensic applications, His current research work is exploring the relationship between human and machine decision making processes, and issue concerning the use of mobile platforms for biometric authentication.
DrKaterina HadjimatheouDepartment of SociologyEssexAreas of expertise include domestic abuse, surveillance technologies, data-driven policing, and human trafficking. She is currently contributing to the policing and surveillance stream of the ESRC-funded Human Rights, Big Data, and Technology project.
ProfHaniHagrasSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexComputational Intelligence (including fuzzy logic systems, neural networks and evolutionary computation), and the Internet of Things including Intelligent Environments, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, intelligent buildings and embedded agents.
Dr SanaulHoqueSchool of EngineeringKentComputer vision, OCR, biometrics, security and encryption, multi-expert fusion, document modelling
Prof GarethHowellsSchool of ComputingKentSecurity, biometrics and pattern classification techniques. Recent work has been directed towards the development of secure device authentication systems with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT)
DrHuoshengHu School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexIntelligent 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
DrLiangHu School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexSafe autonomy, Bayesian filtering and learning, control theory and applications, and cyber-physical systems.
DrLiamJarvisDepartment of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)EssexEmbodiment and Immersion in Contemporary Performance, Science-art Interdisciplinarity, Postdigital and Intermedial Performance and Object-led Theatre.
DrAnishJindalSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexSmart cities, data analytics, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems, wireless networks, and security.
DrEmilyJonesSchool of LawEssexThe rights of nature, military technologies (including autonomous weapons systems and human enhancement technologies) and the regulation of deep-sea mining.
DrAnnaJordanousSchool of ComputingKentComputational creativity (particularly with music/language) and its evaluation; Music Informatics; Cognitive modelling, Knowledge Modelling and Information Retrieval; Machine Learning and Data Mining; Natural Language Processing/Computational Linguistics; Digital Humanities; Semantic Web and Linked Data; Artificial Intelligence
DrÖzgür KafalıSchool of ComputingKentThe human and social side of cyber security and its implications to user privacy. My research interests lie within the intersection of AI, cyber security, and requirements engineering.
DrAli Kafash HoshiarSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexSmall scale robotics (actuation, sensing, and control), and he gained experience in modelling, simulation, and development of mechatronic systems in medical applications.
DrRudyLapeerSchool of Computing SciencesUEAMedical visualisation, surgical navigation and simulation, physics simulation and biomechanics. In the broader context this encompasses computer graphics, computer animation, computer vision, mechanics, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), finite element analysis (FEA) and numerical methods.
DrStephenLaycockSchool of Computing SciencesUEAHaptic Rendering, Collision Detection, Deformable objects and Real-time rendering. He is also interested in the application of new graphics techniques to Cultural Heritage, scientific visualisation and virtual training simulations.
DrJichunLiSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexAI especially neural networks, medical robotics and smart devices, bespoke robotic solutions for industries and laboratories in life science, energy and agri-food areas.
ProfShujunLiSchool of ComputingKentResearch interests are mostly around interdisciplinary topics covering cyber security and privacy, human factors, digital forensics and cybercrime, multimedia computing, internet measurement and social media analytics, practical applications of AI-related techniques, analysis and applications of chaotic systems implemented in digital domain. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he is actively working with researchers from other disciplines, such as Electronic Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, Law and Business.
DrCarolineLiSchool of ComputingKentSignal processing and its applications in body sensors, including: EEG-based biomarker discovery for brain diseases, neurofeedback applications for medical and sport applications and brain computer interface. Also I am working on signal processing methods including : adaptive filtering, tracking methods and machine learning methods for pattern classification.
DrJasonLinesSchool of Computing SciencesUEAResearch interests are in machine learning generally, and specifically relating to time series classification with an emphasis on real-time and on-chip classification
DrYunfeiLongSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexNatural language understanding, mainly text processing (including multimodality processing), user profiling, emotion analysis, and digital mental health.
DrGangLu School of EngineeringKentSensors, instrumentation, measurement, digital image/signal processing, 2-D and 3-D visualisation and characterisation for combustion systems, condition monitoring, machine learning for engineering solutions.
ProfNoamLubellSchool of LawEssexThe legal, ethical, and policy aspects of new military technologies in general and three areas in particular: protection of humanitarian missions in cyber space; the ethical and legal challenges arising from human enhancement technologies; and military use of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.
DrTaraMahfoudDepartment of SociologyEssexThe development and use of algorithms and artificial intelligence in medicine, specifically in neurology, and how these new technologies impact relationships of trust between patients, clinicians, and researchers.
DrViktorija MakarovaiteSchool of EngineeringKentPassive UHF/ NFC RFID sensors; microfluidics; on-body applications
DrKarenMcCullaghSchool of LawUEAPrivacy, data protection, e-commerce, human rights, and legal issues pertaining to emerging technologies.
ProfKlausMcDonald-MaierSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexEmbedded systems, computer architecture, Systems-on-Chip and their application in robotics and intelligent systemsE
DrVinceMillerSchool of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ResearchKentHas published work on how the development of social media within a capitalist context has exaggerated certain forms of communication, communion and social interactions, producing a ‘phatic’ media culture. He has also written more existentially-inspired work on ethics, vulnerability and the ‘crisis of presence’ in contemporary digital culture. More recent projects have been focussed on ‘digital ruins’ and the internet as a space of waste and abandonment, and is now interested on work on how technologies such as mental health apps help to co-construct the self.
DrBenMilnerSchool of Computing SciencesUEARobust speech processing. In particular considering the effects of mobile and IP networks on speech quality and recognition performance.
Dr VishwanathanMohanSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexCognitive robotics, computational neuroscience, industrial manufacturing
DrGarethMottSchool of Politics and International RelationsKentThe discursive construction of threatening and protective identities in cyberspace; the security and wider implications of Blockchain and other peer-to-peer technologies; and the governance architectures of 21st century communicative technologies.
DrDaraghMurraySchool of LawEssexArtificial intelligence and other advanced technologies, and in using human rights law to more effectively inform ex ante decision-making processes.
DrJasonNurseSchool of ComputingKentThe interaction between users and aspects of cyber security, privacy and trust.
DrDimitri OgnibeneSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexThe principles underlying adaptive social behaviour in complex conditions with particular attention to anticipative skills and exploration in unknonwn environemnts. This covers both biological and artificial agents as well as physical (visual and multimodal) and virtual environments as social media and virtual reality. He uses machine learning methods, both (deep) neural and probabilistic models, to create agents as well as to study and predict their behaviours.
DrFernandoOteroSchool of ComputingKentThe design of new machine learning algorithms that create interpretable models and data pre-processing methods for feature selection and construction. I also have expertise in optimising the creation of machine learning models using computational intelligence techniques.
ProfGerardParrSchool of Computing SciencesUEAAreas of research include Wireless Sensor Clouds, Disaster Response Communications, Massive Data Acquisition and Transport Protocols, delay-sensitive protocols, and energy-aware autonomic networking for sensor-clouds and edge computing.
ProfCarolynPedwellSchool of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ResearchKentHer Leverhulme Fellowship (2020-2021), ‘Digital Media and the Human: The Social Life of Software, AI and Algorithms’, explores how digital, smart and computational media may be radically transforming ‘the human’. Leading corporate and scholarly accounts of emergent media, however, entail an implicit universalism that downplays embodied differences and power relations. Arguing that it matters what kind of human our engagements with technology produce, this project will develop a framework to explore the transformative dynamics of digital media informed by feminist, queer, critical race and decolonial studies.
ProfRiccardoPoliSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexBrain-computer interfaces, human cognitive augmentation, neural engineering, genetic programming, particle swarm optimisation and the theory of evolutionary algorithms.
DrEdwinRenSchool of Computing SciencesUEAInternet of Things; 4G/5G Mobile Telecommunication Networks; Cloud Computing; Software Defined Networking (SDN); Network Function Virtualization (NFV); WiFi & Bluetooth Technology; Mobile Edge Computing; Security, performance analysis, protocol design, radio resource allocation, etc.
DrLornaRichardsonInterdisciplinary Institute for the HumanitiesUEADigital archaeology and heritage, digital ethics, and social media research methods. Her current archaeological research explores the ways in which digital technologies support wider access to, and create, discuss and repurpose expert archaeological knowledge in non-expert online platforms and communities.
Dr Konstantinos SirlantzisSchool of EngineeringKentPattern Recognition; Multiple Classifier Systems; Artificial Intelligence techniques; Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and other Biologically Inspired Computing Paradigms; Image Processing; Multimodal Biometric Models; Handwriting Recognition; Numerical Stochastic Optimisation Algorithms; Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos Theory; Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods for Sensor Data Fusion.
DrDanieleSoriaSchool of ComputingKentThe multi-disciplinary area of applied computer science for real-word applications, especially in biomedical domains. I have expertise in data mining and machine learning applications, from pattern identification to supervised learning.
DrJinyaSuSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexIntelligent Autonomous Systems; Satellite/UAV remote sensing; Precision Agriculture; Applied Machine Learning
DrLumaTabbaaSchool of EngineeringKentThe design and deployment of Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare and wellbeing.
DrSarahTaylorSchool of Computer SciencesUEAAnalysis and synthesis of faces and bodies during speech. She has worked on projects relating to computer lip-reading, automatic redubbing of video and speech-driven facial animation.
DrJordanTsigaridesNorwich Medical SchoolUEAResponsible for the development of multiple educational programmes utilising immersive technologies.
DrMichaelTymkiwSchool of Philosophy and Art HistoryEssexIntersections between digital technologies and spectatorship.
Rocio von JungenfeldSchool of EngineeringKentThe use of media in the production of creative outputs. With focus on contemporary media art, portability, interactive and mediated environments, participation in public space, perception and media projections.
ProfFrankWangSchool of ComputingKentBrain-like Computer; New Electronics & Memristor; Cloud Computing & Big Data; Deep Learning & AI2.0; Neuromorphic Computing; Data Science
ProfAylishWoodSchool of ArtsKentDigital media in cinema, animation and games. My interest lies in the capacity of these popular media to reveal contemporary concerns about technology, from how technology looks, what it does, and the ways in which we interact with it.
DrJohn WoodsSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexImage processing; model-based coding and 3-D modelling; IP and ATM networks; telecommunications principles; robotics and autonomous vehicles; sensor networks and robotic aviation
DrTahminaZebinSchool of Computing SciencesUEAAdvanced Image and Signal Processing, Explainable AI, Debiasing Algorithms, Human Activity Recognition, Risk Prediction Modeling using various statistical and deep learning techniques. She has worked on projects relating to disease detection from endoscopic videos and human activity recognition from wearable sensor data.
DrXiaojunZhaiSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)EssexEmbedded systems, high performance reconfigurable computing, hardware/software codesign, connected health applications, image and video processing applications.