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Dr Aladdin Ayesh

Job: Reader in Artificial Intelligence

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) (Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL) / Mobile Cognitive Systems Special Interest Group (MCS))

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6295

E: aayesh@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.aladdin-ayesh.info

 

Personal profile

My prime research area of interest within Artificial Intelligence is Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Cognitive Systems. This falls within the crossing boundaries of Knowledge Engineering and Intelligent Agents.

My current research focuses on Emotions Modeling, Social Swarms, and Text Mining with their applications in knowledge management, ad hoc networks, eLearning and games.

Some of the research outcome can be seen on the showcase channel: http://uk.youtube.com/user/aayesh15

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Research group affiliations

Mobile Cognitive Systems (MCS)

Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL)

Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI)

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

  • AI planning, knowledge representation, logic
  • Cognitive Robots and cognitive systems
  • Distributed AI (DAI) and multi-agents architectures
  • Neural nets and neuro-science
  • Emerging technologies.

Research interests/expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Agent-Oriented Systems
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Text Mining
  • Knowledge Representation and Engineering
  • Sensor Networks and Data Fusion
  • Intelligent Interfaces
  • Multimedia and Multi-modal systems.

Areas of teaching

  • Game Programming
  • Robotics
  • Software Engineering
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Multimedia.

Qualifications

 

Academic Qualifications

2000 PhD in Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1995 MSc. in Computer Science (AI), Essex University, Colchester, UK

Professional Qualifications

2009 Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE)
2009 Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS)
2007 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
2006 Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council UK
2004 Charted IT Practitioner (CITP), British Computer Society (BCS)

Courses taught

 

Undergraduates

Multimedia Architectures, Intro to Mobile Robotics, Fuzzy Logic and Knowledge Based Systems, Games Architectures and Design, Entertainment Games Computing and Robotics, Advanced Mobile Robotics, Multimedia Animation Production, Electronic Publishing & Production III, Final Year Project

Postgraduates

Mobile Robots, Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems, Intelligent Mobile Robots, Advanced Research Topics in Software Engineering, Research Methods for MA Creative Technology, Applied Research Methods, MSc Projects/Dissertations

PhD Training

Planning and Managing Your Research; a PhD training course: this is a compulsory training course for first year PhD students.

Membership of external committees

  • 2010-2012 Elected member of BCS SIGAI committee
  • 2009 -2011 Publication Officer of AISB
  • 2008-2012 Elected member of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) committee
  • 2004-2010 BCS Leicestershire Branch YPG representative and local committee member (member since 1994)
  • 2002-now IEEE SMC technical committee on Robotics and Intelligent Sensing

Membership of professional associations and societies

British Computer Society (Chartered Fellow BCS)

Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (Senior Member IEEE)

IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The Royal Institute of Philosophy (RIP)

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (Senior Member AISB)

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

Professional licences and certificates

2009 Senior Member of IEEE

2009 Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS/CITP)

2007 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

2006 Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council UK

2006 Charted Scientist (CSci), The Science Council

2004 Charted IT Practitioner (BCS/CITP), British Computer Society (BCS)

Projects

 

Research Projects

[Emotions-Valencia:2016, CI] Project Name/Description: Follow up - Emotions Modeling for eLearning Environments Role: Co-Investigator (Lead Researcher) Source of Funding: University of Valencia Inter- national Visiting Researchers Program Total Budget: e6500

[BIG-AFF:2015, CI] Project Name/Description: fusing multimodal BIG Data to provide low-Intrusive Affective and cognitive support in learning contexts (BIG-AFF) Role: Co-Investigator - named external member, University of Valencia team (PI: Prof. Francesc J. Ferri) Source of Funding: Ministerio de Economia Y Competitividad, Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigaci ́on C ́ıentifica y T ́ecnica de Ex- celencia Total Budget: e145,983 

[Emotions-Valencia:2013, CI] Project Name/Description: Investigating Opportunities for Research Collab- oration - Emotions Modeling for eLearning Environments Role: Co-Investigator (Lead Researcher) Source of Funding: University of Valencia International Visiting Researchers Program (6500 Euro) Total Budget: £5530

[Learning-Andalucia:2010, CI] Project Name/Description: Design And Improvement Of Learning Algo- rithms Based On Soft Computing And It’s Application To Robot-Person Interaction, this project was lead by Prof. Antonio Gonz ́alez (PI) and involved 6 participants. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: Grant No. P09-TIC04813, Proyecto de excelencia financiado por la Junta de Andaluc ́ıa, Spain, 2010-2014. Total Budget: £152,500 (183,000 Euro)

[AISB:2010, PI] Project Name/Description: AISB 2010 Convention Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Conference fees and other associated income - 14 symposiums proposed, 10 ran, 197 attendees Value: £33,428

[TCIT-ONRG:2010, PI] Project Name/Description: Turing Test (TCIT-2010) Symposium – AISB2010 Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: The Office of Navy Research Global (ONRG) Value: £6442

[Portavata-EU:2010, PI] Project Name/Description: PortAvata: Portable Avatar for Virtual Presence Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: The Innovation Fellowships programme (funds provided by East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Value: £15,445

[Travel-RAE:2009, PI] Project Name/Description: RAE Conference Travel Grant to attend IEEE SMC 2009. Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Royal Academy of Engineers - 2009 Value: £600

[SwarmStream–OHM:2008, PI] Project Name/Description: this is an open source project, currently in prealpha status on SourceForge.net and the code is being produced in collaboration with Georg-Simon-OHM Hochschule (Technical University) in Germany, where 26 students in 10 groups worked on producing base code of which 4 versions where chosen for release (2010). Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Georg-Simon-OHM Hochschule (international visiting researchers/professors fund) Total Budget: £2207.80 (2660 Euro)

[Creativity-AHRC:2006, CI] Project Name/Description: Creativity Research Network: this project was led by Professor Stephen Brown (PI) and had number of participants. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: AHRC Total Budget: £12,161

[RoboViz-EPSRC:2006, PI] Project Name/Description: RoboViz: Remote Command and Control for Robotic Emergent Behaviour – The Next Evolution of Telepresence: this project was in collaboration with University of Manchester, the funding was to enable DMU team to travel and use high end visualisation equipments at UoM. This was extended to utilize IOCT Robots. The project outcome was recorded in video (avaliable on youtube) and end of project technical report. Role: DMU Principal Investigator Source of Funding: EPSRC-CompuSteer Network Value: £1,480

[AIBO-NL:2006, CI] Project Name/Description: AIBO Stories: this project was part of the Narrative Labs which was led by Professor Sue Thomas (PI). I was leading on the AIBO stories activities. Role: Co- Investigator Source of Funding: HEIF funded under NLab: creativity and collaboration project. Total Budget: £30,000

[PhiOrch-RC:2004, CI] Project Name/Description: Philharmonia Orchestra Project: this project was a combination of research and industrial project. It was led by Professor Andrew Hugill (PI) and my participa- tion was mainly on the research side resulting in number of published papers. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: Art Council 2003-2004 Value: £3,400

Infrastructural Projects

[IOCTRobots-SRIF:2005, CI] Project Name/Description: Equipment Funding – Institute of Creative Tech- nology Robots: this was part of a larger multi-faculties proposal submitted on behave of the University to the infrastructural funding scheme SRIF. I was leading on the robotics part of the proposal. Role: Co-Investigator (lead on the robotics) Source of Funding: SRIF 2005/2006 Total Budget: £481,000 Value: £150,000 for robotics

[TeachingRobots2-HEFECE:2003, PI] Project Name/Description: Equipment Funding – Mobile Robots Lab: this was the funding that launched the robotics lab, with more equipment such as AIBO dogs, to support the growth in robotics teaching and research. Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: HEFCE 2003/2004 Value: £47,000

[TeachingRobots1-DMU:2001, PI] Project Name/Description: Equipment Funding – Advanced Mobile Robots: this was a Faculty funding to support the development of the new module Advanced Mobile Robots, which I was developing at that time as a final year option. Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: School of Computing Fund 2001/2002 Value: £8,800

Consultancy and Industrial Projects

[FIM-APEng:2007, PI] Project Name/Description: FIM project Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Funding in Kind from Ambient Performance Ltd. and Engenuity Technologies Inc. Total Budget: £2500 estimated value of contribution in terms of software licence and staff time from both companies.

[Consultancy-BAe:2002, CI] Project Name/Description: Consultancy Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: Company buyout 2002 Value: £2400 approx.

[Consultancy-GV:1999, PI] Project Name/Description: Consultancy Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Company buyout 1999 Value: £3600

[TCS-Holage:2001, CI] Project Name/Description: Holage Management and Planning System - Teaching Company Scheme (TCS): this was a TCS partnership in collaboration with a holage company with a soft- ware development department. There were looking at developing their in-house software to a product that is available to other similar companies. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: Teaching Company (UK) Scheme [Predecessor to KTP/InnovateUK]

Educational and Research into Teaching Projects

[GameEngine-TIF:2013, CI] Project Name/Description: The DMU Game Engine: this project was led by Dr. Ian Kenny (PI) and I provided the AI expertise. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: Teaching Innovation Funding (TIF) - De Montfort University Value: £5000

[RoboCup-DMU:2008, PI] Project Name/Description: DMU RoboCup Team – Arena equipment: a team of master degree students created DMU AIBO Football team. Eventually we had two teams of robots playing against each other. The students then put a show at the Institute of Creative Technology (IOCT) building. My role was to guide the team technically and I used the project to introduce the students to some complex software code and advanced programming techniques. Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Research Into Teaching Faculty/HEFCE RITI fund - 2007/08 Value: £500

[LegoAnts:2005, CI] Project Name/Description: 50 Lego RCX educational robots were purchased and utilised in teaching programming to HND students as part of innovative research into teaching initiative. Role: Co-Investigator, facilitated the purchasing of the robots with my colleague Mr. Clinton Ingram and assessed him in setting up the robots for the purpose of teaching programming using a visual programming language. A dedicated area in the HND lab were also set up. Source of Funding: Research Into Teaching Faculty Funding Value: £10,500

Funded Networks

[EUCog, 2013 -Now] Member of EUCog - European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Sys- tems, Interaction and Robotics (ID: 2310, http://www.eucognition.org)

[AIinGames, 2008-2010] Member of An Industry/Academia Research Network on Artificial Intelligence and Games Technologies, EPSRC funded network (http://www.aigamesnetwork.org).

[CompuSteer, 2007-2008] Member of the CompuSteer computational steering network, EPSRC funded network (http://compusteer.net.dcs.hull.ac.uk).

[EURON II, 2004-2007] Represented DMU in EURON Network of Excellence (EU FP6) [EURON I, 2002-2004] Represented DMU in EURON Network of Excellence (EU FP5) [AgentLink I, 2001-2003] Represented DMU in AgentLink Network of Excellence (EU FP5)

Current research students

Current PhD Students
 Names of Research Students ModeSupervisory Role 
 Alotaibi, Awad Gazzai Full Time   1st supervisor
 Mishael, Qadri Izzat Mohammad Full Time  1st supervisor
 Muhammad, Musa Abubakar Full Time  1st supervisor
 Wang, Ruijie Full Time  2nd supervisor


Externally funded research grants information

[Emotions-Valencia:2016, CI] Project Name/Description: Follow up - Emotions Modeling for eLearning Environments Role: Co-Investigator (Lead Researcher) Source of Funding: University of Valencia Inter- national Visiting Researchers Program Total Budget: e6500

[BIG-AFF:2015, CI] Project Name/Description: fusing multimodal BIG Data to provide low-Intrusive Affective and cognitive support in learning contexts (BIG-AFF) Role: Co-Investigator - named external member, University of Valencia team (PI: Prof. Francesc J. Ferri) Source of Funding: Ministerio de Economia Y Competitividad, Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigaci ́on C ́ıentifica y T ́ecnica de Ex- celencia Total Budget: e145,983 

[Emotions-Valencia:2013, CI] Project Name/Description: Investigating Opportunities for Research Collab- oration - Emotions Modeling for eLearning Environments Role: Co-Investigator (Lead Researcher) Source of Funding: University of Valencia International Visiting Researchers Program (6500 Euro) Total Budget: £5530

[Learning-Andalucia:2010, CI] Project Name/Description: Design And Improvement Of Learning Algo- rithms Based On Soft Computing And It’s Application To Robot-Person Interaction, this project was lead by Prof. Antonio Gonz ́alez (PI) and involved 6 participants. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: Grant No. P09-TIC04813, Proyecto de excelencia financiado por la Junta de Andaluc ́ıa, Spain, 2010-2014. Total Budget: £152,500 (183,000 Euro)

[AISB:2010, PI] Project Name/Description: AISB 2010 Convention Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Conference fees and other associated income - 14 symposiums proposed, 10 ran, 197 attendees Value: £33,428

[TCIT-ONRG:2010, PI] Project Name/Description: Turing Test (TCIT-2010) Symposium – AISB2010 Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: The Office of Navy Research Global (ONRG) Value: £6442

[Portavata-EU:2010, PI] Project Name/Description: PortAvata: Portable Avatar for Virtual Presence Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: The Innovation Fellowships programme (funds provided by East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Value: £15,445

[Travel-RAE:2009, PI] Project Name/Description: RAE Conference Travel Grant to attend IEEE SMC 2009. Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Royal Academy of Engineers - 2009 Value: £600

[Creativity-AHRC:2006, CI] Project Name/Description: Creativity Research Network: this project was led by Professor Stephen Brown (PI) and had number of participants. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: AHRC Total Budget: £12,161

[RoboViz-EPSRC:2006, PI] Project Name/Description: RoboViz: Remote Command and Control for Robotic Emergent Behaviour – The Next Evolution of Telepresence: this project was in collaboration with University of Manchester, the funding was to enable DMU team to travel and use high end visualisation equipments at UoM. This was extended to utilize IOCT Robots. The project outcome was recorded in video (avaliable on youtube) and end of project technical report. Role: DMU Principal Investigator Source of Funding: EPSRC-CompuSteer Network Value: £1,480

[AIBO-NL:2006, CI] Project Name/Description: AIBO Stories: this project was part of the Narrative Labs which was led by Professor Sue Thomas (PI). I was leading on the AIBO stories activities. Role: Co- Investigator Source of Funding: HEIF funded under NLab: creativity and collaboration project. Total Budget: £30,000

[IOCTRobots-SRIF:2005, CI] Project Name/Description: Equipment Funding – Institute of Creative Tech- nology Robots: this was part of a larger multi-faculties proposal submitted on behave of the University to the infrastructural funding scheme SRIF. I was leading on the robotics part of the proposal. Role: Co-Investigator (lead on the robotics) Source of Funding: SRIF 2005/2006 Total Budget: £481,000 Value: £150,000 for robotics

[PhiOrch-RC:2004, CI] Project Name/Description: Philharmonia Orchestra Project: this project was a combination of research and industrial project. It was led by Professor Andrew Hugill (PI) and my participa- tion was mainly on the research side resulting in number of published papers. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: Art Council 2003-2004 Value: £3,400

[TeachingRobots2-HEFECE:2003, PI] Project Name/Description: Equipment Funding – Mobile Robots Lab: this was the funding that launched the robotics lab, with more equipment such as AIBO dogs, to support the growth in robotics teaching and research. Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: HEFCE 2003/2004 Value: £47,000

 

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Internally funded research project information

[GameEngine-TIF:2013, CI] Project Name/Description: The DMU Game Engine: this project was led by Dr. Ian Kenny (PI) and I provided the AI expertise. Role: Co-Investigator Source of Funding: Teaching Innovation Funding (TIF) - De Montfort University Value: £5000

[RoboCup-DMU:2008, PI] Project Name/Description: DMU RoboCup Team – Arena equipment: a team of master degree students created DMU AIBO Football team. Eventually we had two teams of robots playing against each other. The students then put a show at the Institute of Creative Technology (IOCT) building. My role was to guide the team technically and I used the project to introduce the students to some complex software code and advanced programming techniques. Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: Research Into Teaching Faculty/HEFCE RITI fund - 2007/08 Value: £500

[LegoAnts:2005, CI] Project Name/Description: 50 Lego RCX educational robots were purchased and utilised in teaching programming to HND students as part of innovative research into teaching initiative. Role: Co-Investigator, facilitated the purchasing of the robots with my colleague Mr. Clinton Ingram and assessed him in setting up the robots for the purpose of teaching programming using a visual programming language. A dedicated area in the HND lab were also set up. Source of Funding: Research Into Teaching Faculty Funding Value: £10,500

[TeachingRobots1-DMU:2001, PI] Project Name/Description: Equipment Funding – Advanced Mobile Robots: this was a Faculty funding to support the development of the new module Advanced Mobile Robots, which I was developing at that time as a final year option. Role: Principal Investigator Source of Funding: School of Computing Fund 2001/2002 Value: £8,800

e.g Project title, funding source, type of project, Start date, end date, role in project, collaborators

Professional esteem indicators

 

Editorship

2010 Founding and Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Intelligent Computing and International

2010 Founding and Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Computational Linguistics Research (IJCLR)

2008 Founding member and Associate Editor for International Journal of Bio-Inspired Systems (ISI and ACM Indexed)

2008 Founding member and Associate Editor for Advances in Artificial Intelligence Journal (ACM Indexed).

Conference Chairing

2015 Co-Chair of The European Simulation and Modelling Conference (ESM)

2012 Co-Chair of Revisit- ing Turing and his Test Symposium - part of AISB

2012 Convention

2011 Chair of BCS SIGAI Real AI

2011 Chair of Towards Comprehensive Intelligent Test (TCIT-2011) Symposium - part of AISB

2011 Convention 2010 Chair of AISB’10 Convention

2010 Chair of GameOn’10 International Conference

2010 Chair of To- wards Comprehensive Intelligent Test (TCIT-2010) Symposium - part of AISB 2010 Convention

2009 Chair of eSystems and AI Symposium at International Conference on ”Developments in eSystems Engineering” (DeSE ’09)

2009 Chair of 2nd Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium - SIAAS-09 - part of AISB 2009 Convention

2008 Chair of Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium - SIAAS-08 - part of AISB 2008 Convention

2008 Co-Chair of The Fourth International Workshop on Advanced Computation for Engineering Applications (ACEA08)

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