Dr Leandro L. Minku BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Leandro L. Minku

School of Computer Science
Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

Contact details

Address
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Leandro L. Minku is a Senior 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 with other fields such as software engineering.

Leandro is a co-supervisor of 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 inspired optimisation and machine learning. The training programme will be targeted at the automotive industry and ESRs employed on the program will be provided with the transferable skills necessary for thriving careers in emerging and rapidly developing industrial areas.

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Dr Leandro L. Minku-personal web page

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)

  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Birmingham (2010)

  • MSc in Computer Science, Federal University of Pernambuco (2006)

  • BSc in Computer Science, Federal University of Parana (2003)

Biography

Leandro L. Minku is a Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Systems at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham (UK). Prior to that, he was a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Leicester (UK). He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2010.

Dr. Minku's main research interests are machine learning in non-stationary environments / data stream mining, online class imbalance learning, ensembles of learning machines and computational intelligence for software engineering. His work has been published in internationally renowned journals such as IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology.

Among other roles, Dr. Minku is the general chair for the International Conference on Predictive Models and Data Analytics in Software Engineering (PROMISE 2019 and 2020), the co-chair for the Artifacts Evaluation Track at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2020), an associate editor for the Journal of Systems and Software, an editorial board member for Neurocomputing and a conference correspondent for IEEE Software.

Teaching

  • MSc in Computer Science

Postgraduate supervision

  • Dr Rodolfo Cavalcante (completed in 2017), topic: time series forecast in non-stationary environments.

  • Ds Liyan Song, (completed in 2018), topic: software effort estimation using machine learning.

  • Mr Michael Chiu, topic: machine learning for non-stationary environments.

  • Mr Honghui Du, topic: machine learning for non-stationary environments.

  • Mr Gustavo Henrique Ferreira de Miranda Oliveira, topic: machine learning for non-stationary environments.

  • Mr Gan Ruan, topic: dynamic optimisation.

  • Ms Dalia Sobhi (completed in 2019), topic: software architectures.
  • Ms Sadia Tabassum, topic: machine learning for software engineering.

Research

  • Mining Data Streams, Online Learning and Concept Drift

  • Class Imbalanced Learning

  • Ensembles of Learning Machines

  • Evolutionary Algorithms (dynamic optimisation, multi-objective techniques, hyperheuristics)

  • Applications of the above to Software Engineering

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Tong, H, Minku, L, Menzel, S, Sendhoff, B & Yao, X 2022, 'A novel generalised meta-heuristic framework for dynamic capacitated arc routing problems', IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 2022, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEVC.2022.3147509

Shi, X, Minku, L & Yao, X 2022, 'A novel tree-based representation for evolving analog circuits and its application to memristor-based pulse generation circuit', Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10710-022-09436-w

Song, L & Minku, L 2022, 'A procedure to continuously evaluate predictive performance of just-in-time software defect prediction models during software development', IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSE.2022.3158831

Shi, X, Minku, L & Yao, X 2022, 'Adaptive memory-enhanced time delay reservoir and its memristive implementation', IEEE Transactions on Computers, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1109/TC.2022.3173151

Vermetten, D, van Stein, B, Caraffini, F, Minku, L & Kononova, AV 2022, 'BIAS: a toolbox for benchmarking structural bias in the continuous domain', IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation.

Sobhy, D, Minku, L, Bahsoon, R & Kazman, R 2022, 'Continuous and proactive software architecture evaluation: an IoT case', ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, vol. 31, no. 3, 46. https://doi.org/10.1145/3492762

Tabassum, S, Minku, L & Feng, D 2022, 'Cross-project online just-in-time software defect prediction', IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSE.2022.3150153

Hassan, S, Bahsoon, R, Minku, L & Nour, A 2022, 'Dynamic evaluation of microservice granularity adaptation', ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems , vol. 16, no. 2, 4. https://doi.org/10.1145/3502724

Conference contribution

Song, L, Li, S, Minku, L & Yao, X 2022, A novel data stream learning approach to tackle one-sided label noise from verification latency. in 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), IEEE, 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Padua, Italy, 18/07/22.

Tong, H, Minku, L, Menzel, S, Sendhoff, B & Yao, X 2022, Benchmarking dynamic capacitated arc routing algorithms using real-world traffic simulation. in 2022 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC). Congress on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE, 2022 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Padua, Italy, 18/07/22.

Shi, X, Gao, J, Minku, L & Yao, X 2022, Evolving parsimonious circuits through Shapley value-based genetic programming. in GECCO '22: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. vol. 2022, Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 602-605, GECCO '22: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 9/07/22. https://doi.org/10.1145/3520304.3529032

Saha, S, Minku, L, Yao, X, Sendhoff, B & Menzel, S 2022, Exploiting 3D variational autoencoders for interactive vehicle design. in DESIGN2022. vol. 2, Proceedings of the Design Society, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1747-1756, DESIGN 2022, Croatia, 23/05/22. https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.177

Saha, S, Rios, T, Minku, L, Vas Stein, B, Wollstadt, P, Yao, X, Back, T, Sendhoff, B & Menzel, S 2022, Exploiting generative models for performance predictions of 3D car designs. in 2021 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)., 9660034, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, IEEE, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2021), 4/12/21. https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI50451.2021.9660034

Shi, X, Gao, J, Minku, L, Yu, J & Yao, X 2022, Second-order time delay reservoir computing for nonlinear time series problems. in 2021 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)., 9659913, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, IEEE, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2021), 4/12/21. https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI50451.2021.9659913

Saha, S, Minku, L, Yao, X, Sendhoff, B & Menzel, S 2022, Split-AE: an autoencoder-based disentanglement framework for 3D shape-to-shape feature transfer. in 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), IEEE, 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Padua, Italy, 18/07/22.

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