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Professor David Elizondo

Job: Professor in Intelligent Transport

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): The De Montfort University Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS)

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

T: +44 (0)116 207 8471

E: Elizondo@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/digits

 

Personal profile

Dr. David Elizondo is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Computer Technology at De Montfort University. After completing his BA in Computer Science from Knox College , Galesbourg, Illinois, USA, he worked as a software engineer/lab manager for a latinoamerican agronomical research and teaching institute based in Costa Rica ( CATIE ). This institute, through a Swiss project, sponsored him to do a MS in Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA. After this he obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Strasbourg , France in cooperation with the Swiss Dalle Molle Institute for Perceptual Artificial Intelligence (IDIAP). He then worked for Neuvoice, formerly Neural Systems, a spin off company of the University of Plymouth , UK. As a senior researcher he worked in the development of an intelligent monitoring system for the petroleum industry. This system was based on neural network techniques. Later, he worked as a software architect for ACTERNA, an international company which supplies software/hardware solutions to telecom companies. He was part of the team developing QMS, a quality of service management system for leased lines. In parallel to this work, he was a part time lecturer at the University of Plymouth where he taught database, and data structures and algorithms.

Research group affiliations

The De Montfort University Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS)

I am also an active member of the following research groups:
(1) The Cyber Security Centre
(2) The Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI).

I am the research leader of the CCI Neural Network subgroup, which is particularly well known internationally for the research work conducted in the area of Constructive Neural Networks and Linear Separability as evidenced by my on-going list of high quality publications in these two fields of research.

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

My research interests include both work in the theory and application of Neural Networks. Application areas include transport related problems that led to the development of DIGITS (iTRAQ project).

Areas of teaching

Artificial Neural Networks and Prolog programming.

Qualifications

  • French Qualification: University Full Professor Qualification by the Conseille National des Universites (CNU). Artificial Neural Networks, Theory and Applications - 2008. 
  • French Qualification: Senior Lecturer/Principal Lecturer (Maitre de Conferences) Qualification by the Conseille National des Universites (CNU) - 2003. 
  • PhD in Computer Science from the University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France and IDIAP, Martigny, Switzerland. The Recursive Deterministic Perceptron and some Strategies for Topology Reduction on Neural Networks -1998. 
  • DEA in Computer Science from the University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France, Application of Neural Networks to a control process in a dynamic environment - 1993. 
  • Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA, Neural Network Models to Predict Solar Radiation and Plant Phenology - 1992.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, USA - 1986.

Courses taught

Artificial Neural Networks and Prolog programming.

Membership of external committees

  • Workshop Organizer for The British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) International Conference in Artificial Intelligence for 2010.
  • UK Computational Intelligence workshop (UKCI).
  • IEEE International Conference in Artificial Neural Networks (2004,2005, 2006,2007, 2008, 2009).

Membership of professional associations and societies

IEEE Senior Member.

Conference attendance

Organiser and chairman of the following special conference sessions:

National Conference Chairman

Consultancy work

Large International Banana producer Company. Banana hand cut optimization using Artificial Intelligence Techniques.

Current research students

2010-2013 John North. Associating Cause and Effect: Applying Computational Intelligence to Post-Incident Security Data. De Montfort University, Symantec.

2010-2014 Harold Kimball. Adaptive Security for Mobile Devices.

2013-2016 Simon Witheridge. Integrated Traffic Management and Air Quality Control.

Externally funded research grants information

“TITLE”, SPONSOR

ROLE

AMOUNT

PERIOD

“Banana Hand cut optimization using Computational Intelligence Techniques”,

Chiquita Brands International Inc., USA.

 

PI

£12000

June 2010

 

“Travel Grant, WCCI-2010, Barcelona, Spain”, Royal Academy of Engineering.

 

PI

£600

 

2010

“Dynamic Traffic Management and Passenger Guidance to Meet the Carbon Challenge”, Transport iNet HECF.

 

PI

 

£45K

2009−2010

“Travel Grant, IJCNN-2009, Atlanta, Georgia”, Royal Academy of Engineering.

 

PI

 

£800

2009

“Travel Grant, ICANN-2008, Prague, Czek Republic”, Royal Academy of Engineering.

 

PI

 

£800

2008

“Travel Grant, ICANN-2007, Porto Portugal”, Royal Academy of Engineering.

 

PI

 

£800

2007

“Design of constructive methods on neural computing systems and its application to data mining in oncology”, Spanish Research Council.

 

CI

 

£225K

2008−2012

“New strategies in the design of neurocomputing systems. Application to the process of oncology data”, Spanish Research Council.

 

CI

 

£90K

2008−2010

“Integrated Traffic Management and Air Quality Control Using Downstream Space Services”, European Space Agency.

 

PI

e500K

(£160K

for

DMU)

 

2011

 

“Innovation Fellowship with the School of Pharmacy”, EMDA, UK.

 

PI

£15K

2011

Internally funded research project information

“TITLE”, SPONSOR

ROLE

AMOUNT

PERIOD

“Associating Cause and Effect: Applying Computational Intelligence to

Post-Incident Security Data”, DMU Research Scholarship, DMU, UK,

Symantec, UK.

 

PI

 

£50K

2011−2014

“Intelligent Transport Systems: Integrated Traffic Management Control”,

DMU Research Scholarship, DMU, UK.

 

CI

 

£50K

2012−2015

“De Montfort Interest Group in Transport Systems (DIGITS)”, DMU RIF.

 

CI

£10K

Jan−Apr 2012

Professional esteem indicators

  • Associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems Journal (2.95 Impact Factor and in position 12 out of 111 according to the impact factor in the area of Artificial Intelligence)
  • Reviewer of European FP7 research projects (2009)
  • Referee for the Swiss National Science Foundation (2010)
  • Industrial Liaison for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CSI), UKRI Chapter
  • Workshop Organizer for The British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI)
  • International Conference in Artificial Intelligence for 2010
  • Senior Member of the IEEE
  • Industrial Liaison for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CSI), UKRI Chapter.
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