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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    I am going to be co-supervising this new PhD project: Transfer Learning Solutions for Intelligent Transportation https://www2.aston.ac.uk/eas/documents/studentships/alina-patelli-advert.pdf

    20032020

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    Personal profile

    General

    I am a Reader in Computer Science at Aston University, also Associate Dean for Postgraduate Programmes in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

    I joined Aston as a lecturer in Computer Science in January 2006. Previously, I held research positions at the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. At the same time I lectured in Artificial Intelligence at various levels for the Eötvös Loránd University and the Dennis Gábor University in Budapest. 

    Between 2001 and 2003 I was a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. where I lectured in Artificial Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction.

    Research Interests

    Genetic programming

    Evolutionary computation

    Evolutionary art

    Social learning

    Data mining applied to engineering, design and health

    Artificial intelligence

    Teaching Activity

    Associate Dean Postgraduate Programmes

    Programme Director MSc Artificial Intelligence

    Current modules:

    CS4780 Research Methods and Professional Practice

    CS4720 Computational Intelligence

    CS4710 AI: Vision and Reality

    SE4027 Professional Literature Study

    CS3910 Computational Intelligence

    DC2095 System and Software Analysis

    CS1060 Computational Reasoning and Communication Skills

    Previously taught modules:

    CS4680 Professional Skills in Computing

    CS4600 Diploma Project

    CS4800 MSc Project

    CS4650 Interaction Design

    CS3410 Interaction Design

    CS2190 Software Lifecycle

    CS2090 Software Lifecycle and Design

    CS1140 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

    Qualifications

    • Aston ExCL, 2010
    • Aston Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2007
    • PhD in Informatics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2001
    • MSc in Next Generation of Computers, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1996
    • MSc with Distinction in Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1995

    Employment

    • Since August 2018: Reader in Computer Science, School of  Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
    • August 2012-July 2018: Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, School of  Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
    • 2006 – July 2012: Lecturer in Computer Science, School of  Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
    • 2003 – 2006: Senior Researcher, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
    • 2001 – 2003: Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Birmingham
    • 1996-2001: Researcher, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary 

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    ACM, IEEE

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 3456

    Email: a.ekart@aston.ac.uk

    Room number: MB 211J

    External positions

    Editorial Board Member, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines journal

    2012 → …

    Keywords

    • QA76 Computer software
    • computer art
    • evolutionary computation
    • genetic programming
    • artificial intelligence
    • data mining

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    Research Output

    Co-creating enduring institutions for socio-technical systems: The complementarity of content-based and value-based modelling approaches

    Powers, S. T., Ekárt, A. & Lewis, P. R., 1 Jan 2020, ALIFE 2018 - 2018 Conference on Artificial Life: Beyond AI. MIT, p. 105-106 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Cross-domain MLP and CNN Transfer Learning for Biological Signal Processing: EEG and EMG

    Bird, J. J., Kobylarz, J., Faria, D. R., Ekart, A. & Ribeiro, E. P., 9 Mar 2020, In : IEEE Access. 8, p. 54789-54801 13 p., 9027853.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Overcoming Data Scarcity in Speaker Identification: Dataset Augmentation with Synthetic MFCCs via Character-level RNN

    Bird, J. J., Faria, D. R., Premebida, C., Ekart, A. & Ayrosa, P. P. S., 19 May 2020, 2020 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, ICARSC 2020. Lau, N., Silva, M. F., Reis, L. P. & Cascalho, J. (eds.). IEEE, p. 146-151 6 p. 9096166

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down: non-verbal human-robot interaction through real-time EMG classification via inductive and supervised transductive transfer learning

    Kobylarz, J., Bird, J. J., Faria, D. R., Ribeiro, E. P. & Ekárt, A., 7 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Thesis

    A novel dynamic feature selection and prediction algorithm for clinical decision involving high-dimensional and varied patient data

    Author: Saleh, S., 7 Sep 2016

    Supervisor: Ekart, A. (Supervisor) & Buckingham, C. D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Case based design of knitwear

    Author: Richards, P., 25 Mar 2013

    Supervisor: Ekart, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    OFSET_mine: an integrated framework for cardiovascular diseases risk prediction based on retinal vascular function

    Author: Fathalla, K., 13 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Ekárt, A. (Supervisor) & Gherghel, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Retinal vascular function and cardiovascular risk factors

    Author: Seshadri, S., 19 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: Gherghel, D. (Supervisor) & Ekart, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Activities

    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Neural Computing and Applications (Journal)

    Aniko Ekárt (Editorial board member)

    2012

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

    Aniko Ekárt (Chair)
    2012 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference