Professor Derek Sleeman
Professor Derek Sleeman

Professor Derek Sleeman

PhD FBCS FRSE Fellow European AI Societies

Emeritus Professor

About
Computing Science Department Meston Building The University ABERDEEN AB24 3FX Scotland UK

Biography

   University of Leeds (1965-1982)

  • Computing Assistant; Lecturer (Computing Science); Associate Director, Computer Based Learning Project.

 Visiting Positions/Sabbaticals

  • University of Texas (1972-73); Rutgers (1979); Carnegie-Mellon University (1980-81 & 1991); Edinburgh (1991)

 Stanford University (1982-86)

  • Senior Research Associate; Heuristic Programming Project; Associate Professor (AI & Education).

 University of Aberdeen

  • Professor of Computing Science (1986 – 2008); Head of Department, 1986-92, 1996-9; Emeritus Professor (2008 - )

 Academic Coordinator of the EC's Network of Excellence in Machine Learning & Knowledge Acquisition  (1992-95)

External Memberships

 Organizing of Conferences & Workshops

 

  • Program & Steering Committees for EKAW series of meetings (including the 2010 Lisbon Meeting)
  • Program & Steering Committees for KCAP series of meetings (including the 2011 Banff Meeting
  • Conference Chair, K CAP 2007: Whistler, Canada October 2007    www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/kcap07/
  • Co-organizer of AAAI Spring Symposium  on "Semantic Web & Knowledge Engineering"  (SWKE), Stanford, March 2008 (details)

 

Research

Research Overview

  

  • Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge-Base Refinement, Machine Discovery, Ontological Engineering
  • Semantic Web & Knowledge Engineering
  • Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) of Medical Datasets

Collaborations

  • Professor John Kinsella (Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Laura Moss (NHS, Glasgow &  School of Medicine, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Wamberto Vasconcelos (Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen)
  • Dr David Corsar (Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen)

 Add List of Former Collaborators & Research students here?

Funding and Grants

EPSRC AKT (Advanced Knowledge Technologies) Inter Disciplinary Research Collaboration. 2000-2007.  £7.6M to consortium; £1.3M to Aberdeen.     This IRC comprised of groups from Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Open University, Sheffield & Southampton.

IPAS (Integrated Products & Services)  2005-2008  Funded by the DTI & Rolls-Royce. The Consortium involved Rolls-Royce, groups from the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge, Sheffield & Southampton, and several specialized companies. Total grant £2.35M (£223K Aberdeen).

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Undergrad projects
  • MSc Projects
Publications

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  • Pointers to earlier diagnosis of endometriosis: a nested case-control study using primary care electronic health records

    Burton, C., Iversen, L., Bhattacharya, S., Ayansina, D., Saraswat, L., Sleeman, D.
    The British Journal of General Practice, vol. 67, no. 665, pp. e816-e823
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Towards a Distributed Data-Sharing Economy

    Cauvin, S. R., Kollingbaum, M. J., Sleeman, D., Vasconcelos, W. W.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Applying Rule Extraction & Rule Refinement techniques to (Blackbox) Classifiers

    Cepukenas, J., Lin, C., Sleeman, D.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Towards Knowledge-Intensive Software Engineering

    Cauvin, S. R., Sleeman, D., Vasconcelos, W. W.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Towards a framework for ontology mapping based on description logic reasoning

    Reul, Q., Pan, J. Z., Sleeman, D.
    Contributions to Journals: Conference Articles
  • Argumentation-Logic for Explaining Anomalous Patient Responses to Treatments

    Grando, M. A., Glasspool, D., Sleeman, D., Sim, M., Gilhooly, C., Kinsella, J., Moss, L.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Predicting Adverse Events: Detecting Myocardial Damage in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Patients

    Sleeman, D., Moss, L. E., Sim, M., Kinsella, J.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • A comparison between clinical decisions made about lung cancer patients and those inherent in the corresponding Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guideline

    Sleeman, D., Moss, L. E., Gyftodimos, E., Nicolson, M., Devereux, G.
    Health Informatics Journal, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 260-273
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Reasoning by Analogy in the Generation of Domain Acceptable Ontology Renements

    Moss, L. E., Sleeman, D., Sim, M.
    EKAW 2010 Proceedings 17th International Conference. Springer, pp. 534-543, 10 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Ontology-driven hypothesis generation to explain anomalous patient responses to treatment

    Moss, L., Sleeman, D., Sim, M., Booth, M., Daniel, M., Donaldson, L., Gilhooly, C., Hughes, M., Kinsella, J.
    Knowledge-Based Systems, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 309-315
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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