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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    20032019
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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 2003 2019

    Accent classification in human speech biometrics for native and non-native english speakers

    Bird, J. J., Wanner, E., Ekárt, A. & Faria, D. R., 5 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2019. ACM, p. 554-560 7 p.

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

    Biometrics
    Hidden Markov models
    Speech recognition
    Learning systems
    Acoustic waves

    A Deep Evolutionary Approach to Bioinspired Classifier Optimisation for Brain-Machine Interaction

    Bird, J., Faria, D., Manso, L. J., Ekárt, A. & Buckingham, C. D., 13 Mar 2019, In : Complexity. 2019, 14 p., 4316548.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Electroencephalography
    Brain
    Classifiers
    Multilayer neural networks
    Evolutionary algorithms

    A Study on Mental State Classification using EEG-based Brain-Machine Interface

    Bird, J., Manso, L. J., Ribeiro, E. P., Ekárt, A. & Faria, D., 8 May 2019, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2018: Theory, Research and Innovation in Applications, IS 2018 - Proceedings. Martins, J., Jotsov, V., Bierwolf, R., Mendonca, J. P., Jardim-Goncalves, R. & Marques, M. (eds.). IEEE, p. 795-800 6 p. 8710576. (2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS)).

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

    Electroencephalography
    Brain
    Classifiers
    Bayesian networks
    Support vector machines

    Disobedience as a mechanism of change

    Burth Kurka, D., Pitt, J., Lewis, P. R., Patelli, A. & Ekart, A., 15 Jan 2019, Proceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO 2018. IEEE, Vol. 2018-September. p. 1-10 10 p. 8613714. ( 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)).

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

    Multi agent systems
    Iron
    Specifications
    Monitoring
    Experiments

    Evolutionary Optimisation of Fully Connected Artificial Neural Network Topology

    Bird, J. J., Ekárt, A., Buckingham, C. D. & Faria, D. R., 23 Jun 2019, Intelligent Computing - Proceedings of the 2019 Computing Conference. Arai, K., Bhatia, R. & Kapoor, S. (eds.). Springer-Verlag Wien, p. 751-762 12 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 997).

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

    Topology
    Neural networks
    Multilayer neural networks
    Network architecture
    Neurons

    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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    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 2012 2012

    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

    Aniko Ekárt (Chair)
    2012 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Neural Computing and Applications (Journal)

    Aniko Ekárt (Editorial board member)
    2012

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity