Dr Anthony Williams

Job: VC2020 Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

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

T: 0116 207 8468

E: anthony.williams@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Versatile scientist, analyst, chemoinformatician with a blend of IT and medicinal chemistry skills. Extensive experience in design and maintenance of chemical information systems and their application to the field of drug design. A de novo design expert. Made the transition into the field of applied computational intelligence, have research interests in health, agriculture, visual analytics and behavioural decision making. Data Science lecturer teaching data mining to undergraduate and postgraduate computer science students. Expert in the use of SAS software. I Also teach research methods to computing students.

  • Experienced in the application of data mining techniques, chemoinformatic tools to drug discovery projects.
  • Information Scientist able to make intellectual property assessments and generate market research reports.
  • Project management skills in IT and drug discovery research projects ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Facilitator able to devise and delivery training courses to wide variety of audiences.
  • Over 10 years of Industrial experience in Life Science Industries.
  • Synthetic chemist competent in the use of laboratory equipment and instrumentation


a) Develop Business Intelligence, Simulation, AI and Data Mining tools. We use a lot of this stuff in drug design. Unfortunately we are folk that like to do difficult problems that require a deep understanding of complexity. We have yet to discover dashboards.

b) Research in the field of Prognostics and intelligent Diagnostics, monitoring, predicting and extending the "health of machines".

c) Encourage the adoption of these tools into Businesses to generate revenue and save money, but most importantly to make your job easier and enhance creativity and innovation.

d) Develop a Markush patent search engine, why ? its difficult and nobody has done it well.

e) Develop bee hive remote sensing equipment to learn more about these wonderful pollinators.

f) Hunt out all the browns, tarps, bones and steelheads

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Computer Scientist

Information Analyst
Information Manager

Patent Analyst
Business Analyst

Data Base Administrator
Data Miner
Systems Modeller

Drug Designer
Molecular Modeller

Casting Instructor

Research group affiliations

Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)

Research interests/expertise

HoneyBee Health; Data Mining

Areas of teaching

Research Methods; Data Mining; InfoVis


BSc Chemistry; Msc Information Management ; Phd; Postgrad Diploma Bi and Data mining and many others.

Courses taught

Research Methods; Data Mining; Learning to Learn

Honours and awards

SAS academic awared 2018; ICI phd prize for meritous reseach 1992

Membership of external committees

National COLOSS coordinator for HoneyBee health monitoring.

Membership of professional associations and societies



F43B, IOT monitoring; Computational models for honeybee survival, COLOSS European Honey Bee survey. Application of computational methods to agriculture and conservation.

Consultancy work

Ligand based and structured based drug design, delivery of external courses in IP, usage of chemical databases, building knowledge- rule based systems for tautomerisation for use in drug design.

Current research students

MSc project students, association analysis, data swamps, text mining, measurement of bias and trustworthy data mining, data governance for survey work.

Published patents

J Reynolds, K White and A Williams, 1996, Ligand Based Protection of Copper or Copper Alloys, British Patent Application No 9426087.4 Philippines Patent Application No 52671, British Patent Application No 9507419.1

Case studies

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