IMA PhD Studentship available

We are  currently advertising a PhD studentship, supervised by IMA's Dr Jamie Twycross. We are seeking a talented graduate with a keen interest in synthetic biology to study for a PhD to develop novel computational algorithms and software to facilitate the design, alteration, and reconstruction of bacterial platforms. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated and well-funded team Read more [...]

IMA Members featured on Computerphile

Computerphile is a YouTube channel featuring videos discussing a varied range of computer science topics. Two members of IMA have videos appearing in the channel which are featured below. Please visit the channel HERE to see the rest.         Read more [...]

Best Paper at the Industrial Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2014)

The paper "Variability of Behaviour in Electricity Load Profile Clustering; Who Does Things at the Same Time Each Day?" authored by Ian Dent (IMA), Tony Craig (James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen), Uwe Aickelin (IMA), and Tom Rodden (MRL) was awarded “Best Paper” at the Industrial Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2014) held in St. Petersburg, Russia from 16-20th July.   Read more [...]

Congratulations to Jenna Reps for passing her viva

Congratulations go out to Jenna Reps who has passed her viva today, subject to corrections.

Her thesis is called Detecting Adverse Drug Reactions in the General Practice Healthcare Database. She is supervised by Prof. Jon Garibaldi and Prof. Uwe Aickelin.


IMA research mentioned on CNN

American news channel, CNN, have recently published a piece on nature inspired technology, which features a mention of the artificial immune systems work done here in IMA and a quote from Prof. Aickelin. For the full piece, please visit the link HERE.


Congratulations to Hala Helmi for passing her viva

Congratulations to Hala Helmi for passing her PhD viva today.

Her thesis was called Developing Methods for Machine Learning Algorithms Using Automated Feature and Sample Selection and she is supervised by Prof Jon Garibaldi


Paper accepted in PLOS ONE

IMA’s Dr Grazziela Figueredo has had a paper accepted for publication in PLOS ONE.

Entitled ‘Comparing Stochastic Differential Equations and Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation for Early-stage Cancer’, the paper also features co authors Dr Peer-Olaf Siebers, M R Owen, Jenna Reps and Prof Uwe Aickelin.

NPI+ could be available to patients within two years

A study by researchers in Nottingham has developed a new clinical test for breast cancer which aims to improve patient treatment. The Nottingham Prognostic Index Plus (NPI+) could be available to patients within two years. The findings, published in the British Journal of Cancer today, could significantly improve the way in which breast cancer patients are treated by giving clinicians more detailed Read more [...]

Sustaining Urban Habitats: An Interdisciplinary Approach

As part of a Nottingham University consortium, Dr Peer-Olaf Siebers has been successful with a interdisciplinary Leverhulme funding application for £1.75 million. The aim of this programme is to develop a distinctively interdisciplinary approach to producing and evaluating scenarios for sustainable living in urban habitats. With two growth cities in China (Chengdu, Shanghai) and two transition Read more [...]

Paper accepted at IEEE WCCI 2014

Shabbar Naqvi has a paper accepted at IEEE WCCI 2014, being held in Beijing, China.

The paper is entitled “A General Type-II Similarity Based Model for Breast Cancer Grading with FTIR Spectral Data” and features Dr Simon Miller and Prof Jon Garibaldi as co-authors.

Synthetic Biology Research Centre

The University of Nottingham has received funding to develop a Synthetic Biology Research Centre which will provide groundbreaking sustainable routes to important chemicals. Thanks to funding from Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Professor Nigel Minton and his team at Life Sciences Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, Read more [...]

Nottingham Prognostic Index Plus (NPI+): a modern clinical decision making tool in breast cancer

Dr Daniel Soria and Prof Garibaldi have had a paper accepted for publication in the British Journal of Cancer. Abstract Current management of breast cancer (BC) relies on risk stratification based on well-defined clinicopathologic factors. Global gene expression profiling studies have demonstrated that BC comprises distinct molecular classes with clinical relevance. In this study, we hypothesized Read more [...]

Extension of the Fuzzy Integral for General Fuzzy Set-Valued Information

Dr Christian Wagner has a paper accepted in the The IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Journal. Abstract The fuzzy integral (FI) is an extremely flexible aggregation operator. It is used in numerous applications, such as image processing, multi-criteria decision making, skeletal ageat- death estimation and multi-source (e.g., feature, algorithm, sensor, confidence) fusion. To date, a few works Read more [...]

Congratulations to Shabbar!

Congratulations to our PhD student, Shabbar Naqvi, for passing his viva recently (subject to corrections).

The title of his thesis is “Modelling FTIR Spectral Data with Type-I and Type-II Fuzzy Sets for Breast Cancer Grading” and his supervisors are Prof Jon Garibaldi and Dr Simon Miller.


New Appointment: Hui Yang

Hui Yang joined IMA as an ADAC Analyst on 1st December. She will be working with Jon and the rest of the ADAC team, and will be based out of office B30.


IMA Seminar external speaker – Ben Passow

Ben Passow: Computational Intelligence in Integrated Traffic Management and Air Quality Control The term Intelligence in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) mainly refers to innovation in methodologies and the creation of additional services rather than for computational intelligence related algorithms and systems. This talk will highlight some of these gaps in applied intelligent methods with a Read more [...]

New Appointment: Jenna Reps

IMA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jenna Reps as a Research Associate.

Jenna has been with IMA for 3 years as a PhD student, working on the THIN database. She is supervised by Prof Jon Garibaldi and Prof Uwe Aickelin, and is currently writing up. In her new appointment, she will be working alongside Prof Uwe Aickelin.