School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
I am a senior lecturer of computer science in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen's University Belfast. I am a member of the Knowledge and Data Engineering research cluster within the school. I teach databases and data analytics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
My main research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence (planning, multi-agent systems, reasoning under uncertainty and machine learning), data management and analytics (Web, social media and enterprise data extraction, search, mining and integration; big data extraction, integration and analytics for business intelligence, fraud detection, behaviour and risk analysis; administrative data linkage, access and analytics) and Web technology (Web mining, recommender systems).
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LNiK - the Northern Ireland Administrative Data Research Centre (2014 – 2019), funded by ESRC, Co-I, £4,935,220.
Development of an integrated anomaly detection system to identify fraudulent claims and point of sale fraud, (2014 – 2016), jointly funded by Technology Strategy Board and Allstate Northern Ireland Ltd, PI, £127,966.
Telematics data analytics and driver risk profiling for motor insurance underwriters (2014 – 2016), jointly funded by Technology Strategy Board and Autoline Direct Insurance Consultants Ltd, PI, £127,966.
PACES: Providing Autonomous Capabilities for Evolving SCADA (2012-2015), funded by EPSRC, Co-I, £623,033 (In collaboration with Prof Lluis Godo and Prof Carles Sierra at IIIA in Barcelona).
TEI@I Framework for Forecasting and Decision Making (The Royal Academy of Engineering 2012-2013).
Approaches to Merging/Revising Prioritized knowledge and their Applications to Multiple Viewpoints based Requirements Engineering (2009 - 2011), jointly funded by Royal Society and Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Modelling and Managing Inconsistent Software Requirements (2006-2008), jointly funded by Royal Society and Chinese Academy of Sciences.
CSPT: Centre for Software Process Technologies (2002-2005), funded by EC Peace II - IRTU RTD Centre of Excellence, £732,744 (£435,650 from EU).
MISSION: Multi-agent Integration of Shared Statistical Information over the (inter)Net (2000-2003), funded by the European Commission Framework V, Information Societies Technology (IST) Programme, £137,602.
Research into Planning Graph Algorithms Based Intelligent User Interfaces and Their Implementation (2000-2002), joint project with Northeast Normal University of China, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 120,000¥.
RECALL: Repairing Errors in Computer Assisted Language Learning (1995-1997), funded by the European Commission Framework IV Telematics programme (LE1-1615), 450,000 ECUs.
PC Co-Chair of FSKD 2013, PC Co-Chair of STA 2012
PC members of APWeb 2013, BNCOD 2013, KSEM 2013
PC members of ICEIS 2012, ZOCO 2012 , LISS 2012
PC members of BNCOD 2011, ICEIS 2011, KSEM 2011, LISS 2011, ICNC'11-FSKD'11, ZOCO 2011
PC members of WWW 2010, APWeb 2010, BNCOD 2010, ICEIS 2010, DTA 2010, KSEM 2010
PC members of BNCOD 2009, ICEIS 2009, KSEM09, ICNC'09, DTA 2009
PC members of BNCOD 2008, ICEIS 2008, DTA 2008, CIS 2008
PC members of ICEIS 2007, BNCOD 2007, KSEM'2007
Program Co-Chair of BNCOD 2006, the 23rd British National
Conference on Databases, 18 - 20 July 2006, Belfast, UK.
Organizing Co-Chair of AICS 2006, the 17th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, 11 - 13 September 2006, Belfast, UK.
PC Members of BNCOD 2006, AICS 2006, ICEIS 2006, P2PIM'06.
PC Members of ICEIS 2005
PC Members of ICEIS 2004
Studentships for research students are available from time to time. Any interests in one of my research areas are welcome. Informal enquiries can be made to me by email.
Jianhan Zhu:Mining Web Site Link Structure for Adaptive Web Site Navigation and Search (1999-2003), PhD, now a research fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University College London.
Qingyuan Bai: Query Reformulation for Data Integration from Multiple, Distributed, Heterogeneous Data Sources (2000-2005), PhD, now a professor in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fuzhou University, China
Zhining Liao: Query Processing for Data Integration from a Multitude of Data Sources over the Internet (2000-2005), PhD, now a research associate in the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University.
Jin Pei: Schema Matching and Mapping for Peer to Peer Data Sharing (2005 - 2006), now software developer, JPMorgan Chase.
Zhongtian He: Query Interface Matching for Deep Web Data Integration (2006 - 2010), PhD, now software developer, Citigroup.
Daiyue Weng: Query Result Extraction for Web Data Integration (2008 - )
Neil Anderson: Data Extraction and Annotation from Query Result Pages (2010 - )
Yasser Salem: Recommender Systems (2012 - )
Lyudmila Napier: Financial Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining (2012 - )
Colm Sweeney: Exterprise Information Retrieval (2012 - )
Sarah Cadlerwood: Multi-agent Systems over Sensor Networks (2012 - )
Oluwaseun Ajao: Event Detection on Web and Social Media (2014 - )