The deadlines for the following PhD Scholarships have passed, but self-funded applicants are still encouraged to apply.
- Competing PhD Scholarship for EU/UK nationals (Apply by 24 April 2017 for Scholarships)
A Data Science and Machine Learning Approach to Complex Water Data This scholarship is open only to EU/UK nationals. Self-funded students are also welcome to apply.
- Competing PhD Scholarships for all students (Apply by 31 March 2017 for Scholarships, self-funded students can also apply at any time):
- July 2017: I am promoted to Senior Lecturer with effect from 1 August 2017.
- July 2017: We have been awarded £19.9K from Scottish Funding Council on the community cinema statistics project. Industrial partners include INDY Cinema Group Ltd, Driftwood Cinema Limited, North East Arts Touring, and Open Cinema Foundation. Academic partner: University of Glasgow. £9.95K goes to Aberdeen.
- July 2017: I obtained First-class Science and Technology Award of Jilin Province, China with my Chinese collaborators (Prof Lan Huang, Prof Yanchun Liang, Prof Yan Wang etc) for our research on Swarm Intelligence Optimisation Algorithms. It has been my great pleasure to work with these preeminent researchers over the last 15 years!
- July 2017: Congratulations to Mr James Forrest who is awarded both Elphinstone Scholarship and EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentship. James is currently doing his MSc project on Immune-inspired Phishing Website Detection under my supervision, and he will start his new PhD project on human understandable machine learning, which is co-supervised by myself, Dr Yaji Sripada, and Prof George Coghill.
- July 2017: Congratulations to Mr Mohammad Usman who is awarded the Elphinstone Scholarship (£54K). Mohammad will start his PhD study under my supervision in October 2017.
- May 2017: I was selected to participate in the EPSRC New Industry Systems Sandpit, and we have been notionally awarded by EPSRC a £2.71M project titled "Manufacturing immortality". and I was awarded as Aberdeen's sole investigator ~420K (~£360K from EPSRC). Other project members include Bristol, Manchester, Northumbria, Cranfield, Lancaster, and Sheffield Hallam. Project partners include CENSIS, Data Lab, Dstl, Siemens, AFC Energy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, ITM Power, Zentraxa.
- April 2017: This year we have been offered six funded MSc places by DataLab in our new MSc in AI programme. Please talk to me as the course leader if you are interested in applying.
- March 2017: I have been funded by Royal Society for an international exchanges scheme from March 2017 to March 2019.
- January 2017: I was invited by EPSRC to attend the ICT Theme Early Career Workshop.
- December 2016: I won the best paper award in The 12th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA 2016), Gold Coast, Australia. I attended the conference and made the presentation.
- November 2016: I became an EPSRC Peer Review Associate College Member.
- November 2015: Scientists in Westminster reception organised by Royal Society (Photo with Kirsty Blackman MP at the House of Commons).
- October 2015: I was featured on the cover of Royal Society of Edinburgh Newsletter (2015 Autumn Cover Page): www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/publications/ReSourcE/15Autumn.pdf
- March 2015: I was selected in the 2015 Scottish Crucible: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/news/7569/; http://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/news/7910/ ; http://www.scottishcrucible.org.uk/people/2015-crucibilists.html
- March 2015: I became one of the first 30 members of READIE (Europe’s Research Alliance for a Digital Economy).
2017-present: Senior Lecturer, School of Natural and Computing Sciences, University of Aberdeen
2012-2017: Lecturer, School of Natural and Computing Sciences, University of Aberdeen
2009-2012: Research Fellow, School of Natural and Computing Sciences, University of Aberdeen
2004-2006: Teaching Assistant, College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University
2005-2009: Ph.D., Computing Science, University of Aberdeen
2001-2004: M.Sc., Computer Science, Jilin University
1997-2001: B.Sc., Computer Science, Jilin University
Artificial Immune Systems
Social Network Analysis
Social Media Network Analysis
Environmental Sensor Data Analsysis
Artificial Immune Systems for Pathway Identification
George M. Coghill, Kang-ping Wang, Chunguang Zhou, Zhezhou Yu, Zhe Wang, Lan Huang, Jinchao Ji, Yan Wang
- Aberdeen Sole-investigator and CoI, "New Industrial Systems: Manufacturing Immortality", funded by EPSRC (EP/R020957/1, £2.69M), Aberdeen value £423K (£363K from EPSRC), December 2017-December 2020. Project Partners include CENSIS, Data Lab, Dstl, Siemens, AFC Energy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, ITM Power, and Zentraxa.
- Aberdeen Investigator, the community cinema statistics project, funded by Scottish Funding Council, with INDY Cinema Group Ltd, Driftwood Cinema Limited, North East Arts Touring, Open Cinema Foundation, and the University of Glasgow. £19.9K, (£9.95K goes to Aberdeen, Grant Ref. 16-IF-3513), September 2017-May 2018.
- PI, "A semi-quantitative systems biology approaches to modelling stress response pathways of human fungal pathogens", funded by Shaanxi (China) Key Laboratory of Complex System Control and Intelligent Information Processing (Grant No. 2017CP01), RMB 40,000, May 2017-April 2019
- PI, 'Physarum Intelligence: Understanding and Learning from Competing Slime Mold', funded by Royal Society (Grant Ref IE160806), £12K, March 2017-March 2019.
- Co-PI (UK site)，‘Modelling of biochemical systems based on dynamic multiscale algorithms estimation and application', funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61602209), RMB 180K, January 2017-December 2019. PI (China site) is Dr Zujian Wu from Jinan University, China.
- PI (main contact), 'AIRSYB: An AI-based Self-adaptive Robot Systems Biologist', 2015 Scottish Crucible Award Project, funded by Royal Society of Edinburgh, £8,000 (£5,000 from RSE, £3,000 from Beyond Consulting Ltd), October 2015-April 2017. Project URL
- CoI and PI on a subproject, ESRC Social Media - Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement (Social Media Enhancement), funded by ESRC (grant Reference ES/M001628/1), £541,922, February 2014- February 2016.Project URL
- PI, "Immune-inspired Anomaly Detection In Environmental Sensor Data with Natural Language Generation Support", RCUK Digital Economy Hub dot.rural partnership grant, £109,845, September 2014-September 2015, Project URL
- Co-PI, "The study on protein-protein binding site structural alignment methods", funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61202309), RMB 240K, January 2013-December 2015. PI is Dr You Zhou from Jilin University, China.
- PI, British Council RING grant (Researcher International Networking Grant), £1,500, February 2011-February 2012, with Prof Thibault Lust current at LIP 6 (Computer Science Laboratory of Paris 6, France).
- Co-PI,"A bioinformatics approach to study the interaction of non-coding RNA and proteins", funded by the Sci-tech Department of Jilin Province, China (Grant No. 20090116), RMB 20K. PI: Dr You Zhou from Jilin University, China. January 2010- December 2012.
- CoI, "The study of bioinformatics algorithms for recognition of small RNA molecules in the genome of agricultural crops", funded by Jilin University through Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China, RMB 50K, PI: Dr You Zhou from Jilin University, China. January 2010-December 2011.
- CoI,"An Intelligent Decision-making System for Automotive Sale and Management" funded by National High-tech R&D Program of China ('863 Program', Grant No. 2007AA04Z114), RMB 700K, PI: Prof Lan Huang from Jilin University, China. October 2007-October 2010.
College of Physical Sciences Research Incentivisation Fund awarded by University of Aberdeen, £2495, October 2016-October 2017.
PECE Bursary awarded by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance, £2,935, April 2016-May 2016.
Principle's Excellence Fund, £500, 2014
Research Training Workshop, British Council/DAAD ARC Programme, 2011
FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF), €1000, 2009
Principle's Small Grant Fund, £500, 2010
Travel Fund from EPSRC funded Workshop on the Future of (UK) Fuzzy Systems Research, 2007.
CS4038/CS5012 Data Mining and Visualisation
CS4047 Computational Intelligence
Web Application Development
Advanced Web Application Development
- Further Info
GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference), 2015-2016.
IJCAI 2016 workshop: 29th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning.
ECAL (European Conference on Artificial Life), 2013-2014.
ICARIS (International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems), 2012~2013.
FCST (International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology ), 2010-2012.
UKCI (UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence), 2007-2016 (2007 Session Chair)
ICACI (International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence), 2015 and 2017
ICSI32015 (International Congress on Systems Immunology, Immunoinformatics & Immune-computation)
ICCCS 2016 (The 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security), Session Chair.
IEEE DSC 2016 (IEEE International Conference on Data Science in Cyberspace)
2017-present: Program Co-ordinator for MSc in Artificial Intelligence
2016-2017: Departmental Exams Officer
2015-present: Member of Department Research Committee
2015-present: Leader of the Systems Modelling theme (one of the three research themes at
Aberdeen Computing Science).
2015-2016: Program Coordinator for MSc in Data Analysis, Visualisation and Communication
2014-present: Deputy Director of Postgraduate Teaching (in the absence of the Director)
2013-2016: Program Co-ordinator for MSc in Information System and Data Management
- Qualitative, Semi-quantitative, and Qualitative Simulation
JMorven (maintained by myself, online manual available)
- Data Mining in Heterogenous Information Networks(Open Source)
SemiRPClus (maintained by Chen Luo at Rice University)
Hete-CF (maintained by Chen Luo at Rice University)
- Essential Protein Ranking (Open Source)
IEW (maintained by Yuexu Jiang at Missouri)
- Cancer Biomarker Detection
Specific Cancer Biomarkers Detection (maintained by Dr. Wei Du at U. of Georgia)
Supplementary Material for: Du, W., Cao, Z., Wang, Y., Pang, W., Zhou, F., Tian, Y. & Liang, Y. (2015). 'Specific biomarkers: detection of cancer biomarkers through high-throughput transcriptomics data'.Cognitive Computation
2015- present: Europe’s Research Alliance for a Digital Economy (redie.eu)
2013-present: The Digital Economy ‘Communities and Culture’ Network+ (CCN+)
2013-present: New Economy Models in the Digital Economy (NEMODE)
2010-present: Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
2015-present: Scottish Crucible Alumni Network
2015-present: Contributor member of Digital Catapult
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