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Dr Benjamin Passow

Job: Senior Lecturer in Computational Intelligence

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): DIGITS - DMU Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems - Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI)

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

T: +44 (0)116 255 1551 ext. 2650

E: benpassow@ieee.org

W: www.tech.dmu.ac.uk/~benpassow

 

Personal profile

Benjamin N. Passow completed his PhD and MSc at the Centre for Computational Intelligence in 2011 and 2007 respectively. His PhD thesis is entitled "Fusion of Intelligent Control and Acoustic Sensing for an Autonomous Helicopter". More information about this research can be found here|.

Ben currently works as a Research Fellow in the DIGITS group on the European Space Agency funded project iTRAQ - Integrated Traffic Management and Air Quality Control Using Space Services. This research aims at developing a dynamic traffic management system to optimise the use of the existing road network whilst meeting growing demands to sustain high standards of air quality in urban environments. iTRAQ is being developed in a partnership with the University of Leicester, Leicester City Council, Astrium, and De Montfort University. More information about iTRAQ can be found at the DIGITS research website here| and the European Space Agency here|.

Publications and outputs 

Click here to view a full listing of Benjamin Passow's publications and outputs.|

Research interests/expertise

Intelligent Traffic and Air Quality Management

Mobile Robotics

Evolutionary Computing

Control Engineering

Intelligent and Traditional Signal Processing

Embedded System Development

Theory and Application of Computational Intelligence 

Areas of teaching

CSCI2405: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Robotics
COMP5121: Mobile Robots
CSCI1412: Computer Technologies
Tutorial to Matlab (MSc induction)

Robotics Club (voluntary work) 

Qualifications

PhD 2011

MSc 2007

BSc (Hons) 2005

Dipl.-Ing. (BA) 2005 

Honours and awards

Machine Intelligence Award, British Computer Society, SGAI, Cambridge (Dec 2009)

Best Presentation Award, British Computer Society, Leicester Branch (Mar 2009)

Nominated finalist at the Vitae Midlands Hub Regional Poster Competition (Apr 2008)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2007

Founding member of the IEEE student branch, De Montfort University, 2011

Externally funded research grants information

iTRAQ – Integrated Traffic Management and Air Quality Control Using Space Services is a European Space Agency (ESA) funded project to develop and test a dynamic traffic management system to optimise the use of the existing road network whilst meeting growing demands to sustain high standards of air quality in urban environments. The project ran from Feb. 2011 to Jan. 2012.

iTRAQ-X – This is an extension to the iTRAQ project, funded by the East Midlands Development Agency - Transport iNet ERDF, to support further work integrating GNSS data into the traffic model and to ensure continuation of the development work whilst a full scale development programme is launched. This project started in Jan. 2012 and will end in June 2012.

Internally funded research project information

Full PhD research scholarship to cover both fees and stipend for one student to work on "Intelligent Transport Systems: Integrated Traffic Management and Air Quality Control", funded under the DMU Research Scholarship scheme 2012.

Exploring aspects of helicopter flight synchronisation and acoustic sensing, Institute of Creative Technologies, PhD scholarship, 2007 – 2010, PhD student under supervision by Dr. Mario A. Gongora, Dr. Sophy Smith, and Prof. Adrian A. Hopgood

Travel grant to present the paper “Mitigating the Effect of Background Noise in Sound Based Helicopter Control” at the World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Barcelona, Spain, 2010, funded by the J F Laxton Scholarship.

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