Artificial Intelligence

image of globe, with computer code patterns of countriesArtificial Intelligence (AI) is the design and use of computer systems to understand and generate human-level decision making. These systems represent, reason with, and learn from, different descriptions of knowledge and uncertainty. It is also the design and use of such computer systems, and their associated algorithms and architectures, to solve practical problems in different domains. AI research at Birmingham is organised into four themes:

Robotics and Computer Vision 

Develop methods, including those inspired by theories of human cognition and control, for robots and software agents to sense, understand the environment, reason, navigate, manipulate objects and collaborate with other agents and humans. The theme also encompasses using such systems to model and understand perception, decision making and action capabilities in humans.

Machine Learning

Understand theoretical underpinning of learning methods, and design and develop methods that learn from data to solve estimation, prediction, and decision-making problems in different application domains. The theme also leverages the ready availability of large datasets and computing power in recent times. 

Natural Computation

Develop methods inspired by natural systems such as evolution, antforaging, molecular computation and cell signalling. The theme also develops models inspired by the stimulation of neurons in the brain and uses these models to understand and mimic human behaviour and brain function.

AI Applications

Develop methods to address specific problems in application domains such as healthcare, natural language processing, bio-medicine, industrial automation, cyber security, finance, astronomy and environmental science. 

 

Theme Lead

Professor Ata Kaban

Professor Ata Kaban

School of Computer Science

Ata Kaban is Professor in Computer Science working in statistical machine learning and data mining in high dimensional settings. The two major problems of her focus are the `curse of dimensionality’ and the gap between theory and practice.

 Ata Kaban is also an EPSRC Fellow (Jan 2017- Jan 2022) with the project “FORGING: Fortuitous Geometries and Compressed Learning”, and ...

Email
a.kaban@cs.bham.ac.uk

Theme Members

 

Dr Hyung Jin Chang

Dr Hyung Jin Chang

Lecturer in Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Dr Hyung Jin Chang was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham in 2018. He received a PhD in machine learning and computer vision at Perception and Intelligence Lab, Seoul National University, in 2013. As a post-doctoral researcher, he worked at Imperial College London and was involved in several EU projects (EU FP7 GRANT 612139 and EU H2020 GRANT ...

Email
h.j.chang@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mian M Hamayun

Dr Mian M Hamayun

Lecturer in Computer Science

Dubai Campus

Mian M. Hamayun is a Lecturer in Computer Science at University of Birmingham Dubai. He has published more than 10 research papers in conferences and journals of high repute in the domains of Hardware/Software Co-simulation, System Modeling, Performance Estimation, Low Level Binary Translation and Image Processing.

 He is very interested in Transaction Level Modeling (TLM) and Simulation of ...

Email
m.m.hamayun@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim

Lecturer in Computer Science

Dubai Campus

Ahmad Ibrahim is a Lecturer in School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham (Dubai campus).

He has published over numerous research papers in scientific journals and conferences in the field of Quality of Service (QoS) prediction, Web services, Cloud and Fog computing.

Email
a.ibrahim@bham.ac.uk

Dr Per Kristian Lehre

Senior Lecturer

School of Computer Science

Dr Per Kristian Lehre is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. For more information, please see Per Kristian's homepage.

Email
p.k.lehre@cs.bham.ac.uk

Professor Ales Leonardis

Professor Ales Leonardis

Chair of Robotics at the School of Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Ales Leonardis is Chair of Robotics at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham and Co-Director of the Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics Centre at the University of Birmingham. He is also Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Ljubljanaand an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Graz University of Technology. He was a ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8556
Email
a.leonardis@cs.bham.ac.uk

Dr Miqing Li

Dr Miqing Li

Lecturer

School of Computer Science

Dr Miqing Li is a lecturer at School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. My research is principally on multi-objective optimisation, where I focus on developing population-based randomised algorithms (e.g. evolutionary algorithms) for both general challenging problems (e.g. many-objective optimisation, constrained optimisation, robust optimisation, expensive optimisation) and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3712
Email
m.li.8@bham.ac.uk

Priya Manimaran

Priya Manimaran

Lecturer in Computer Science

Dubai Campus

Priya Manimaran has over 15 years of experience in teaching and leading postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in Computer Science both in the UK and Canadian based Universities.

Priya, also worked as a Software Developer in Toronto, involved in creating enterprise content management systems and cloud based EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems for various clients in North America.

Email
s.p.manimaran@bham.ac.uk

Dr Masoumeh Mansouri

Dr Masoumeh Mansouri

Lecturer of Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Dr Masoumeh (Iran) Mansouri is a lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) of the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. Her research is primarily related to Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR&R) for Robotics. She has focused on hybrid methods that integrate automated task and motion planning, scheduling, as well as temporal and spatial reasoning.

Email
m.mansouri@bham.ac.uk

Dr Leandro L. Minku

Dr Leandro L. Minku

Lecturer of Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Leandro L. Minku is a Lecturer in Intelligent Systems.

He has over 70 publications in scientific venues, book chapters, columns for practitioners and articles to the general public. His research has been funded by EPSRC.

Leandro is enthusiastic about discussing and teaching artificial intelligence, and has strong research interests in the field of machine learning, including its intersections ...

Email
l.l.minku@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kashif Rajpoot

Dr Kashif Rajpoot

Programme Director (Computer Science)
Senior Lecturer (Teaching Focused)

School of Computer Science

Dr Kashif Rajpoot is the Programme Director and a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science.

His research focuses on developing solutions for problems in medical image analysis, machine learning, cardiac electrophysiology, and biomarker analysis. He has published over 30 research papers in leading journals and conferences of his domain.

He leads the Computer Science programmes in University of ...

Email
k.m.rajpoot@bham.ac.uk

Professor Volker Sorge

Professor Volker Sorge

Professor of Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Professor Volker Sorge is a Reader in Scientific Document Analysis for the School of Computer Science, at the University of Birmingham.

Volker has played a pivotal role in the transformation of developing web technology standards, the common practices by STEM publishers and accessibility support workers for visually impaired readers. The work by Dr Sorge has led to the implementation of ...

Email
v.sorge@cs.bham.ac.uk

Professor Xin Yao

Professor Xin Yao

Professor of Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Professor Xin Yao is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, at the University of Birmingham. 

Professor Yao also operates ECOLE, an Innovative Training Network (ITN) for early stage researchers (ESRs) funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No.766186. It is based on novel synergies between nature ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3747
Email
x.yao@cs.bham.ac.uk

Dr Anis Zarrad

Dr Anis Zarrad

Lecturer in Computer Science

Dubai Campus

In 2018, Dr Anis Zarrad was appointed a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. From 2010 to 2018, Dr Zarrad was a teaching assistant and assistant professor in various universities in Canada and KSA.  He was also appointed in 2017 as Associate Director of the Teaching and Learning Center in Prince Sultan University. His research has been published widely in many ...

Email
a.zarrad@bham.ac.uk