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Ms Pamela Hardaker

Job: PhD Student / Part time lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI) / The De Montfort University Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS)

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

T: N/A

E: pamela.hardaker@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/cci

 

Personal profile

Pamela Hardaker is a PhD Student and Part Time Lecturer in the Department of Computer Technology at De Montfort University.  She completed her BSc at De Montfort University in 1995 when she gained a first in Information Technology.  After graduating she worked in the field of real-time software development for engine and gearbox management before moving into assistive technology. 

While working for the charity AbilityNet, Pamela helped people with a variety of disabilities to successfully access computers.  In 2008 Pamela joined Surrey County Council as an IT Trainer and e-Learning designer.  During her time here she also gained a Distinction at Master’s level in Intelligent Systems and Robotics through distance study. 

For her Master’s Degree Project, Pamela combined her interest in helping disabled people with Intelligent Systems and successfully published two papers. Following the completion of this degree she secured 1 of 5 high flyers full scholarships from DMU to continue her work as a PhD.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI) / The De Montfort University Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS)

Key research outputs

Multiple sensor outputs and computational intelligence towards estimating state and speed for control of lower limb prostheses|
Hardaker, P.A., Passow, B.N., Elizondo, D. (2014) Multiple sensor outputs and computational intelligence towards estimating state and speed for control of lower limb prostheses. Computational Intelligence (UKCI), 2014 14th UK Workshop on, pp.1-8, 8-10 Sept. 2014

Walking State Detection from Electromyographic Signals towards the Control of Prosthetic Limbs|
Hardaker, P., Passow, B. N. and Elizondo, D. (2013) Walking State Detection from Electromyographic Signals towards the Control of Prosthetic Limbs. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence' (UKCI'13), Guildford, United Kingdom, 9-11 September 2013.

Research interests/expertise

Research interests include using artificial intelligence to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. Other specific research interests Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Signal Processing, Feature Selection, Decision Making and Embedded Systems.

Qualifications

Batchelor of Science in Information Technology, De Montfort University, Leicester – 1995

Master of Science in Intelligent Systems and Robotics, De Montfort University, Leicester – 2014

Courses taught

Foundation Year in Computing Foundation - Creative Computing and Technology

Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons) – Mobile Robotics

Membership of professional associations and societies

Student Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2013.

Internally funded research project information

Multiple sensor outputs and computational intelligence towards estimating state and speed for control of lower limb prostheses, High Flyers PhD scholarship from DMU University, 20014 – 2017, PhD student under supervision by: DMU Dr Ben Passow, Prof David Elizondo, Prof David Corne and Prof Martin Grootveldt.

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