Prof Uwe Aickelin

Professor of Computer Science

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  • Mathematical & Computational Modelling Techniques
  • Un- and (Semi-)Supervised Data Mining
  • Agent Based & Discrete Event Simulation
  • Nature-Inspired Algorithms (e.g. Artificial Immune Systems)
  • Health, Security and Digital Economy Domains

Head of School

Room C32
Telephone 0115 95 14203
Fax 0115 95 14254
Email uwe.aickelin@nottingham.ac.uk

Research

I am a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham, where I am also the Head of School of Computer Science and a member of one of its main research groups: Intelligent Modelling & Analysis (IMA). Previous roles include being an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, a member of EPSRC’s Complexity SAT and ICT SAT and having acted as an EPSRC IDEAS Factory mentor and as a keynote speaker for various national and international conferences, including ICARIS, TradeTech and EPSRC’s Early Career / leadership workshops for ICT. My editorial duties include being an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and an Editorial Board member of Evolutionary Intelligence. I have authored over 100 papers in international journals and conferences and participated in over 100 international Conference Programme Committees. Internationally, I work closely with Fudan University and Shenzhen University, where I have been appointed as a Special Professor.

My research started in 1995 through two optimisation projects at the University of Mannheim (the leading German Business School). There I also gained a Business Science degree (Diplomkaufmann in Betriebswirtschaftslehre). In addition, I was awarded a European Master degree in Business Science, only given to the top 1% of students each year. In 1999, I completed a PhD in Computer Science (AI) within 2½ years of starting at the University of Wales (Swansea) where I also worked as a teaching assistant. Since then I have held lectureships in Mathematics at the University of the West of England and in Computer Science at the Universities of Bradford and Nottingham.

In total, I have been awarded over £5 million EPSRC research funding as Principal Investigator and over £20 million as Co-Investigator. I have worked almost my entire research career in cross-disciplinary fields, including my Advance Fellowship on immune-inspired security (EP/D071976/1), leading EPSRC’s largest Adventure grant on Danger Theory (GR/S47809/01), investigating immunology for robots (EP/E003257/1), understanding complexity and agent-based simulation to reduce energy consumption (EP/G05956X/1 and EP/I000496/1), two IDEAS factory projects on modelling and simulation of Cargo Screening and Management Practices (EP/G004234/1 and EP/D503949/1) and leading two EPSRC networks on Productivity and Artificial Immune Systems (EP/D036623/1 and GR/S56627/01). I am also a Co-Investigator of Nottingham’s Digital Economy Hub – Horizon (EP/G065802/1) and of the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Sciences  (ES/K002201/1).

My long-term research vision is to create an integrated framework of problem understanding, modelling and analysis techniques, based on an inter-disciplinary perspective of their closely-coupled nature. I believe this will lead to breakthrough advances in addressing challenging real-world problems. Key to this is working closely with the problem owner, providing user-centric data analysis. A summary of my current research interests is Modelling, Artificial Intelligence and Complexity Science for Data Analysis in the Health, Security and Digital Economy Domains using methodologies such as:

  • Mathematical and statistical modelling techniques including Fuzzy Logic
  • Unsupervised, Semi-Supervised and Supervised Data Mining Algorithms
  • System Dynamic, Agent Based and Discrete Event Simulation of Complex Systems
  • Evolutionary and other Nature-Inspired Algorithms (e.g. Artificial Immune Systems)

Teaching & Supervision

Projects

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Esteem

Distinctions

  • Appointed as Special Professor at Shenzhen University (2014)
  • Visiting Professor at Fudan University (2014)
  • Best Paper at the Industrial conference or Data Mining 2014 – ICDM
  • External Examiner for Computer Science UG & PGT at De Montfort University (2010-2013)
  • Vice Chair of the 8th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems, York, UK (2009)
  • Best Paper at the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (2009)
  • Advanced EPSRC Research Fellowship [EP/D071976/1] (2007-2012)
  • Best Paper at the International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (2007)
  • Best Paper at the International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (2006)
  • Principal Investigator of the largest EPSRC Adventure Grant [GR/S47809/01] (2004 – 2007)
  • EPSRC College Member (2003 – present)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy [FHEA] (2002)

Editorships

  • Editorial Board member of Health Information Science and Systems (2014-present)
  • Editorial Board member of Evolutionary Intelligence (2008-present)
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (2007-present)
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of the Operational Research Society (2003-2011)

Keynotes

  • Dagstuhl Seminar on Artificial Immune Systems, Dagstuhl, Germany (2011)
  • International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications, Heifei, China (2010)
  • TradeTech Architecture, London, UK (2010)
  • National Taught Course Centre in Operational Research, Nottingham, UK (2008)
  • 6th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems ICARIS, Santos, Brazil (2007)
  • MIS Information Security Conference – InfoSec World, Rovaniemi, Finland (2006)
  • Symposium on Modern Optimization Method, Ghent, Belgium (2005)
  • Annual Operational Research Conference, York, UK (2004)
  • Introductory Tutorials in Optimisation, Search and Decision Support, Nottingham, UK (2003)

Impact

  • Experian: sponsored PhD student to investigate psychologically plausible data mining (2010-2015)
  • GCHQ: sponsored postdoc to investigate new methods for risk assessment (2010-2014)
  • UKBA: 4 year project to optimise Calais-Dover security checks (2009-2013)
  • John Lewis: 3 year project about the effect of management practises on productivity (2007-2010)
  • Netfort: PhD CASE award for computer security scenario analysis (2004-2008)
  • Hewlett Packard: 8 year collaboration into new anomaly detection algorithms (2002-2010)

Leadership

  • Representing the University of Nottingham at the Energy Technology Institute’s commissioning and stage-gating panels (2014-present)
  • Computer Science winning the Student Union’s ‘best school’ Oscar (2013-2014)
  • Member of The University of Nottingham’s Research Board, Space Management Committee, Senate and Faculty of Science Executive (2012–present)
  • Mentor and chair of numerous Cross-Science and Engineering EPSRC panels and meetings, e.g. Science Fellowships, Future Leaders Workshops, IDEAS factory Sandpits (2008-present)
  • Leader of the 2014 REF Computer Science submission. Computer Science entering the top 10 for Research Power being the 5th largest climber for QR market share (2009-2014).
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the BBSRC / EPSRC Centre for Plant Integrative Biology CPIB (2010-2013)
  • Strategic Advisor to EPSRC’s ICT team covering Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering (2009-2013). Exceptionally renewed twice and extended to Complexity Sciences.
  • Leader of the EPSRC Cargo Screening Research Network – a £5m EPSRC initiative that involved some 20 Universities and Government agencies. (2008-2012)
  • ESRC Advanced Institute of Management Research Director’s group member (2006-2010)
  • Lead fellow and Network Manager of the £1.2m ESRC/EPSRC IDEAS Factory Productivity Initiative – co-ordinating 5 projects across some 10 Universities (2006-2009)
  • Executive Board Member of the EPSRC Network for Artificial Immune Systems (2003-2006)
  • Over 100 international Programme Committee Memberships, including AISB, BIC, BICTA, CEC, CISched, GECCO, ECAL, EvoCOMNET, FBTC, ICARIS, ICIC, ITNG, KES,MISTA, NICSO, PPSN,PlanSIG and WSSEC.

Publications

For my list of publications, please see also Google Scholar.

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Journal Article

Figueredo, Grazziela; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe; Whitbrook, Amanda; Garibaldi, Jonathan (2015): Juxtaposition of System Dynamics and Agent-based Simulation for a Case Study in Immunosenescence. In: PLOS One, 10 (3), 2015, ISBN: e0118359. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Scarpel, Rodrigo; Ladas, Alexandros; Aickelin, Uwe (2015): Indebted households profiling: a knowledge discovery from database approach. In: Annals of Data Science, pp. tba, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Liu, Yihui; Aickelin, Uwe (2015): Feature selection in detection of adverse drug reactions from the Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. In: International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science (IJITCS), 7 (3), pp. 68-85, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Reps, Jenna; Garibaldi, Jonathan; Aickelin, Uwe; Soria, Daniele; Gibson, Jack; Hubbard, Richard (2014): Signalling Paediatric Side Effects using an Ensemble of Simple Study Designs. In: Drug Safety, 37 (3), pp. 163-170, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Reps, Jenna; Garibaldi, Jonathan; Aickelin, Uwe; Soria, Daniele; Gibson, Jack; Hubbard, Richard (2014): A Novel Semi-Supervised Algorithm for Rare Prescription Side Effect Discovery. In: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 18 (2), pp. 537-547, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Chen, Qi; Whitbrook, Amanda; Aickelin, Uwe; Roadknight, Chris (2014): Data classification using the Dempster--Shafer method. In: Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 26 (4), pp. 493-517, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Figueredo, Grazziela; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Owen, Markus; Reps, Jenna; Aickelin, Uwe (2014): Comparing Stochastic Differential Equations and Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation for Early-Stage Cancer. In: PLoS ONE, 9 (4), pp. e95150, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Reps, Jenna; Garibaldi, Jonathan; Aickelin, Uwe; Soria, Daniele; Gibson, Jack; Hubbard, Richard (2013): Comparison of algorithms that detect drug side effects using electronic healthcare databases. In: Soft Computing, 17(12) pp. 2381-2397, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Figueredo, Grazziela; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe (2013): Investigating Mathematical Models of Immuno-Interactions with Early-Stage Cancer under an Agent-Based Modelling Perspective. In: BMC Bioinformatics, 14(Suppl 6) pp. S6, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Gu, Feng; Greensmith, Julie; Aickelin, Uwe (2013): Theoretical formulation and analysis of the deterministic dendritic cell algorithm. In: Biosystems, 111 (2) pp. 127-135, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Miller, Simon; Appleby, Susan; Garibaldi, Jonathan; Aickelin, Uwe (2013): Towards a More Systematic Approach to Secure Systems Design and Analysis. In: International Journal of Secure Software Engineering, 4(1) pp. 11-30, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Liu, Yihui; Aickelin, Uwe; Feyereisl, Jan; Durrant, Lindy (2013): Wavelet feature extraction and genetic algorithm for biomarker detection in colorectal cancer data. In: Knowledge-Based Systems, 37 pp. 502-514, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Yu, Lei; Zhang, Tao; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe (2012): Modelling Electrical Car Diffusion Based on Agents. In: International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications (JDCTA), 6 (19), pp. 424-431, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Zhang, Tao; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe (2012): A Three-Dimensional Model of Residential Energy Consumer Archetypes for Local Energy Policy Design in the UK. In: Energy Policy, 47 pp. 102-110, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Feyereisl, Jan; Aickelin, Uwe (2012): Privileged Information for Data Clustering. In: Information Sciences, 194 pp. 4-23, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Roadknight, Chris; Aickelin, Uwe; Sherman, Galina (2012): Validation of a Microsimulation of the Port of Dover. In: Journal of Computational Science, 3 (1-2) pp. 56-66, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe (2011): A First Approach on Modelling Staff Proactiveness in Retail Simulation Models. In: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14 (2) pp. 1-25, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Clark, Alistair (2011): Heuristic optimisation (special issue editoral). In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62 (2) pp. 251-252, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Zhang, Tao; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe (2011): Modelling Electricity Consumption in Office Buildings: An Agent Based Approach. In: Energy and Buildings, 43(10) pp. 2882–2892, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Wilson, William; Birkin, Phil; Aickelin, Uwe (2011): Motif Detection Inspired by Immune Memory. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62 (2) pp. 253-265, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe; Celia, Helen; Clegg, Chris (2011): Towards the Development of a Simulator for Investigating the Impact of People Management Practices on Retail Performance. In: Journal of Simulation, 5 (4) pp. 247–265, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Twycross, Jamie; Aickelin, Uwe; Whitbrook, Amanda (2010): Detecting Anomalous Process Behaviour using Second Generation Artificial Immune Systems. In: International Journal of Unconventional Computing, 6 (3-4) pp. 301-326, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Greensmith, Julie; Aickelin, Uwe; Tedesco, Gianni (2010): Information Fusion for Anomaly Detection with the Dendritic Cell Algorithm. In: Information Fusion, 11 (1) pp. 21-34, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Twycross, Jamie; Aickelin, Uwe (2010): Information Fusion in the Immune System. In: Information Fusion, 11 (1) pp. 35-44, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Al-Hammadi, Yousof; Aickelin, Uwe; Greensmith, Julie (2010): Performance Evaluation of DCA and SRC on a Single Bot Detection. In: Journal of Information Assurance and Security, 5 (1) pp. 265-275, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Whitbrook, Amanda; Aickelin, Uwe; Garibaldi, Jonathan (2010): Real-world Transfer of Evolved Artificial Immune System Behaviours between Small and Large Scale Robotic Platforms. In: Evolutionary Intelligence, 3 (3) pp. 123-136, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe; Celia, Helen; Clegg, Chris (2010): Simulating Customer Experience and Word-Of-Mouth in Retail - A Case Study. In: Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 86 (1) pp. 5-30, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Whitbrook, Amanda; Aickelin, Uwe; Garibaldi, Jonathan (2010): Two-Timescale Learning Using Idiotypic Behaviour Mediation For A Navigating Mobile Robot. In: Journal of Applied Soft Computing, 10 (3) pp. 876-887, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Li, Jingpeng; Burke, Edmund (2009): An Evolutionary Squeaky Wheel Optimisation Approach to Personnel Scheduling. In: IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 13 (2) pp. 433-443, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe; Celia, Helen; Clegg, Chris (2009): Modelling and Simulating Retail Management Practices: A First Approach. In: International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 5 (3) pp. 215-232, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Hurley, Aaron; Al-Radaideh, Ali; Li, Bai; Aickelin, Uwe; Coxon, Ron; Glover, Paul; Gowland, Penny (2009): Tailored RF pulse optimization for magnetization inversion at ultra high field. In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Medicine, 63 (1) pp. 51-58, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Whitbrook, Amanda; Aickelin, Uwe; Garibaldi, Jonathan (2009): The Use of Probabilistic Systems to Mimic the Behaviour of Idiotypic AIS Robot Controllers. In: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 7 (6) pp. 72-79, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Li, Jingpeng; Aickelin, Uwe; Burke, Edmund (2008): A Component Based Heuristic Search Method with Evolutionary Eliminations. In: INFORMS Journal of Computing, 21 (3) pp. 468-479, 2008. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe (2008): Special issue on artificial immune systems - editorial. In: Evolutionary Intelligence, 1 (2) pp. 83-84, 2008. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Greensmith, Julie; Feyereisl, Jan; Aickelin, Uwe (2008): The DCA:SOMe Comparison A comparative study between two biologically-inspired algorithms. In: Evolutionary Intelligence, 1 (2) pp. 85-112, 2008. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Wilson, William; Birkin, Philip; Aickelin, Uwe (2008): The Motif Tracking Algorithm. In: International Journal of Automation and Computing, 5 (1) pp. 32-44, 2008. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Li, Jingpeng (2007): An Estimation of Distribution Algorithm for Nurse Scheduling. In: Annals of Operations Research, 155 pp. 289-309, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Burke, Edmund; Li, Jingpeng (2007): An Estimation of Distribution Algorithm with Intelligent Local Search. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, 58 (12) pp. 1574-1585, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Whitbrook, Amanda; Aickelin, Uwe; Garibaldi, Jonathan (2007): Idiotypic Immune Networks in Mobile Robot Control. In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, 37 (6) pp. 1581-1598, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Kim, Jungwon; Bentley, Peter; Aickelin, Uwe; Greensmith, Julie; Tedesco, Gianni; Twycross, Jamie (2007): Immune System Approaches to Intrusion Detection - A Review. In: Natural Computing, 6 (4) pp. 413-466, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Twycross, Jamie; Hesketh-Roberts, Thomas (2007): Rule Generalisation in Intrusion Detection Systems using Snort. In: International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 1 (1) pp. 101-116, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Greensmith, Julie (2007): Sensing Danger: Innate Immunology for Intrusion Detection. In: Elsevier Information Security Technical Reports, 12 (4) pp. 218-227, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Tedesco, Gianni; Aickelin, Uwe (2006): Data Reduction in Intrusion Alert Correlation. In: WSEAS Transaction on Computers, 5 (1) pp. 186-193, 2006. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Cayzer, Steve; Aickelin, Uwe (2005): A Recommender System based on Idiotypic Artificial Immune Networks. In: Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, 4 (2) pp. 181-198, 2005. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Dowsland, Kathryn (2004): An Indirect Genetic Algorithm for a Nurse Scheduling Problem. In: Journal of Computers and Operations Research, 31 (5) pp. 761-778, 2004. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; White, Paul (2004): Building Better Nurse Scheduling Algorithms. In: Annals of Operations Research, 128 pp. 159-177, 2004. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Bull, Larry (2003): On the Application of Hierarchical Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithms. In: Journal of Applied System Studies, 4 (1) pp. 2-17, 2003. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe (2002): An Indirect Genetic Algorithm for Set Covering Problems. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, 53 (10) pp. 1118-1126, 2002. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Dowsland, Kathryn (2002): Enhanced Direct and Indirect Genetic Algorithm Approaches for a Mall Layout and Tenant Selection Problem. In: Journal of Heuristics, 8 (5) pp. 503-514, 2002. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Aickelin, Uwe; Dowsland, Kathryn (2000): Exploiting problem structure in a genetic algorithm approach to a nurse rostering problem. In: Journal of Scheduling, 3 (3) pp. 139-153, 2000. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
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