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Data and knowledge engineering

Our research specialises primarily in knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning and data mining, and mobile and spatial informatics.

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This research is embedded in a variety of application domains where we work closely with end-users. We develop novel techniques for capturing, modelling and processing information to support knowledgeable decision-making.

Our expertise spans several core areas of artificial intelligence and informatics, including:

  • knowledge representation and reasoning
  • machine learning and data mining
  • distributed intelligent systems.

The group’s research in knowledge representation and reasoning addresses a variety of formalisms, including:

  • logics of argumentation and non-monotonic reasoning
  • lexically-informed logics
  • controlled natural language.

Our strengths in machine learning include:

  • text analytics
  • natural language processing
  • privacy-protection in data mining.

Group members’ interests in distributed intelligent systems include:

  • context-aware decision support
  • sensor informatics
  • heterogeneous information management using ontological approaches.

Group leader

Group members

Professor Alun Preece

Professor Alun Preece

Deputy Head of School, Professor of Intelligent Systems, Co-director of Crime and Security Research Institute

Dr Wendy Ivins

Dr Wendy Ivins

Senior Lecturer

Professor Alex Gray

Professor Alex Gray

Emeritus Professor

Professor Roger Whitaker

Professor Roger Whitaker

College Dean of Research
Professor of Collective Intelligence

Dr Jianhua Shao

Dr Jianhua Shao

Senior Lecturer

Dr George Theodorakopoulos

Dr George Theodorakopoulos

Senior Lecturer

Dr Padraig Corcoran

Dr Padraig Corcoran

Director, Data Science Academy
Senior Lecturer

Professor Christopher Jones

Professor Christopher Jones

Professor of Geographic Information Systems

Dr Richard Booth

Dr Richard Booth

Lecturer

 Alex Hardisty

Alex Hardisty

Director of Informatics Projects

Dr Alia Abdelmoty

Dr Alia Abdelmoty

Senior Lecturer

Dr Andrei Gagarin

Dr Andrei Gagarin

Senior Lecturer