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 mining techniques for 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 data extraction, integration and mining; social media/network mining; entity extraction and sentiment analysis in enterprises; business analytics), Web mining (link analysis, Web page clustering), and recommender systems.
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Can Twitter sentiment help us design better mass communication interventions for public health (2015 - 2016), MRC, Co-I, £147,723.
LNiK - the Northern Ireland Administrative Data Research Centre (2014 - 2019), ESRC, Co-I, £4,935,220.
Development of an integrated anomaly detection system to identify fraudulent claims and point of sale fraud, (2014 - 2016), with Allstate Northern Ireland Ltd, Technology Strategy Board, PI, £127,966.
Telematics data analytics and driver behaviour profiling for motor insurance underwriters (2014 - 2016), with Autoline Direct Insurance Consultants Ltd, Technology Strategy Board, PI, £127,966.
PACES: Providing Autonomous Capabilities for Evolving SCADA (EPSRC, 2012-2015), £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, 120,000Yuans.
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 STA 2012, Publicity Co-Chair of STA 2013.
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 KSEM 2015, FSKD 2015, KSEM 2014, APWEB 2014, FSKD 2014, ICCCI 2014, DEOS 2014, APWeb 2013, BNCOD 2013, KSEM 2013 ICEIS 2012, ZOCO 2012 , LISS 2012 , BNCOD 2011, ICEIS 2011, KSEM 2011, LISS 2011, ICNC'11-FSKD'11, ZOCO 2011, WWW 2010, APWeb 2010, BNCOD 2010, ICEIS 2010, DTA 2010, KSEM 2010, BNCOD 2009, ICEIS 2009, KSEM09, ICNC'09, DTA 2009, BNCOD 2008, ICEIS 2008, DTA 2008, CIS 2008, ICEIS 2007, BNCOD 2007, KSEM'2007, BNCOD 2006, AICS 2006, ICEIS 2006, P2PIM'06. ICEIS 2005, ICEIS 2004
Oluwaseun Ajao - Location-based event detection from social media (2014 - )
Ronan Killough - Robotics and autonomous systems (2014 - )
Tomáš Ptáek - Sentiment analysis on social media (2013 - 2014, Erasmus research student)
Colm Sweeney: Entity extraction and sentiment analysis for enterprise applications (2012 - )
Yasser Salem: Recommender Systems (2012 - )
Sarah Cadlerwood: Multi-agent Systems over Sensor Networks (2012 - )
Neil Anderson: Data Extraction and Annotation from Query Result Pages (2010 - )
Daiyue Weng: Query Result Extraction for Web Data Integration (2008 - )
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.