Ayesh Alladin

Ayesh Alladin MSc, MA, Ph.D., CEng, FHEA, FBCS/CITP, SMIEEE

Reader in Artificial Intelligence, Head of Mobile Cognitive Systems

Deputy Faculty Head of Research

Faculty Head of Research Students (FHRS)

Editor-in-Chief:  Int. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms (IJCCIA)

In 1993, Ayesh Alladin gained his BSc. in Computer Science. In 1994, he joined the University of Essex to do his MSc, during which he was a Tutor Assistant. On completing his MSc in 1995, he started his Ph.D. at Liverpool John Moores University. During his Ph.D. research, he did freelance based work on software development through the LJMU initiative (Business Bridge) and as Teaching Assistant at LJMU.Simultaneously, he also had 9 national and international publications by the time he completed his research. In June 1998, he started as a full-time Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at De Montfort University, Milton Keynes Campus. In August of the same year, he completed his full draft of the thesis. In Nov. 1999, he had his Ph.D. viva which he passed with a minor correction and graduated in July 2000. During his stay in Milton Keynes campus, He led an EU project fund proposal with 2 European partners and applied for his EPSRC First Grant (Fast Track Scheme).

He took on the post of senior lecturer at DMU Leicester Campus in Jan 2001. In 2002, he chaired his first special session on Automated Reasoning: Perception and Emotion at IASTED AIA 2002 conference and subsequently he was a guest editor for a special issue on the topic in Informatica Journal (2003). His research on emotions modeling was being established especially in the context of cognitive agents and intelligent robots. Consequently, he started to develop robotics as teaching and research subject. In 2001, he was given faculty funding (approx. £8,800) to acquire robots for the purpose of teaching and research.

Over the following 4 years and through number of grants (HEFCE and SRIF), he has acquired a wide range of robots, established a physical lab and written number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules establishing the robotics subject firmly,resulting or (and hence resulting) in the emergence of MSc in Computational Intelligence and Robotics (2004) and BSc in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (2005) degrees. In 2006, he created the Intelligent Mobile Robots and Creative Computing research group (a subgroup of CCI), which he headed until 2009 when all CCI subgroups emerged in the Centre.

He has over 100 publications including 3 books (Publications). He supervises a range of Ph.D. projects. He had 15 successful Ph.D. completions ( Ph.D. Projects). He is maintaining a number of resource websites and Google groups related to his three main areas of research interests. Many of his previous Ph.D. students are now successful academics in their own field. He has delivered speeches at conferences and other institutes in UK, France, Jordan, and Japan; has examined Ph.D.projects internally and externally in UK and France.

He became a Reader in Artificial Intelligence from March 2010.

He is currently developing research plans to consolidate his research on Intelligent Agents with a specific focus geared towards Digital Economy initiative and in the area of large-scale knowledge rich distribution and complex systems, i.e. wireless and mobile sensor networks, eLearning, data grids, interactive media, human-like interactive machines, and flexible agent-based architectures.