CSM team

The Centre for Computational Science and Mathematical Modelling takes pride in its vibrant and diverse team of researchers, staff and student, as well as a supportive team of administrators, visiting academics, and advisory board members. If you are interested in collaborations or want to speak to someone about PhD opportunities, please get in touch with our staff under the relevant theme.

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Leadership and operational team

Elena Gaura smiling during photoshoot

Prof. Elena Gaura

Data Science and Emerging Technologies

Research Institute Director

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Joel Gibbs

Operations Support Manager

Matthew England smiling during photoshoot

Dr Matthew England

Deputy Centre Director, CSM

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Amanvir Kalkat

Operations Support Administrator

Lorna Everall smiling during photoshoot

Dr Lorna Everall

Operations Manager


Research team

AI for Cyber-Physical Systems 

Name Role Contact Key research
Dr Alison Halford Assistant Professor Alison.Halford2@coventry.ac.uk Energy poverty, AI and Ethics, Data Feminism, Inclusive design frameworks
Prof. Elena Gaura Research Director for Data Science and Emerging Technologies Elena.Gaura@coventry.ac.uk AI, Cyber Physical Systems, Data-to-knowledge Pipelines, Energy Systems, Socio-Technical Design
Charlie Ingram Research Assistant Charles.Ingram@coventry.ac.uk Participatory Methodologies, Cultural Policy, Theatre Performance (Verbatim Theatre), Directing Practice
Dr Fatma Benkhelifa Assistant Professor Fatma.Benkhelifa@coventry.ac.uk Wireless Communications, IoT, Energy Harvesting, ML, Deep Learning, Resource Management, Performance Analysis
Prof. James Brusey Professor of Computer Science James.Brusey@coventry.ac.uk Reinforcement Learning, Wireless Sensor Networks
Dr Johnathan Nixon Associate Professor Jonathan.Nixon@coventry.ac.uk Renewable Energy; Systems Modelling; Optimisation; Energy Management Systems; Multi-criteria Decision Analysis
Dr Saurav Sthapit Assistant Professor Saurav.Sthapit@coventry.ac.uk IoT, Reinforcement Learning, Cyber Physical Systems, Cyber-Security and Deep Learning

Fundamental Algorithms for Artificial Intelligence 

Name Role Contact Key research
Dr Amirhossien Sadeghi Manesh Research Fellow AmirHosein.SadeghiManesh@coventry.ac.uk Applied and Computational Algebraic Geometry, Computer algebra, Mathematical Biology, Population Dynamics, A3Chemical Reaction Network Theory
Dr Fei He Assistant Professor Fei.He@coventry.ac.uk Nonlinear Signal Processing, Control Systems Engineering, Deep Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Biology
Dr Huma Shah Assistant Professor Huma.Shah@coventry.ac.uk AI Ethics, Data Privacy
Jaimz Winter Research Assistant Jaimz.Winter@coventry.ac.uk Data Privacy, Game Design
Dr Matthew England Associate Professor and Theme Lead Matthew.England@coventry.ac.uk Computer Algebra / Symbolic Computation, Data Science for Algorithm Optimisation, Quantifier Elimination, Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), Applied Algebraic Geometry

Machine Learning for Computational Vision and Natural Language Processing

Name Role Contact Key research
Dr Alireza Daneshkhah Associate Professor Alireza.Daneshkhah@coventry.ac.uk Bayesian Statistics, Gaussian processes
Dr Richard Hyde Lecturer Richard.Hyde2@coventry.ac.uk Climate Modelling, Data Science, Clustering Algorithms
Prof. Vasile Palade Professor of Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Vasile.Palade@coventry.ac.uk Machine Learning and Applications; Deep Learning; Computer Vision; Autonomous Driving; Natural Language Processing
Dr Xiaorui Jinag Assistant Professor Xiaorui.Jiang@coventry.ac.uk Natural Language Processing, Automated Systematic Review

Postgraduate researchers

AI for Cyber-Physical Systems Postgraduate Researchers

Name Director of Studies Thesis Title
Brandi Jo Jess James Brusey Fast, Detailed, Accurate Simulation of a Thermal Car Cabin using Machine Learning
Sokipriala Solomon Jonah James Brusey Accelerating The Convergence Of Artificial Intelligence And The Internet Of Wearable Thing

Fundamental Algorithms for Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate Researchers

Name Director of Studies Thesis Title
Abiola Babatunde Matthew England Exploiting Domain Structures in Heuristic Algorithms for the Set Covering Problem
Daniel Flood Matthew England Measuring, Understanding and Improving Student Engagement in Programming Teaching
Dominik Klepl Fei He Network Inference And Machine Learning: Identification Of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Ibnu Febry Kurniawan Fei He Internet Of Things-Enabled Contextual Traffic Information Dissemination: Network Design And Performance Optimisation
Jaimz Stuart Winter Huma Shah Privacy By Design For Games Development
Michael Ajao-Olarinoye Vasile Palade Effective Algorithm for infectious disease resources allocation applied to the covid 19 pandemics
Tereso Del Rio Almajano Matthew England Using Machine Learning To Improve Quantifier Elimination Procedures
Mohamed Ahsan Mohamed Mafaz Matthew England Adaptive Control of a Quadcopter UAV against Model Uncertainties, External Perturbations and Faults
Rashid Barket Matthew England Use of machine learning technology to improve symbolic simplification and integration in the Maple computer algebra system, without risking their mathematical correctness
Shenal Rajintha Gunawardena Fei He Computational Neuroscience: Machine Learning And Nonlinear Signal Processing
Sivasharmini Ganeshamoorthy Fei He Computational biology and gene network inference: study the effects of diurnal asymmetric warming on plant defence and growth
Stephan Goerttler Fei He Network Inference And Machine Learning: Understanding Brain Connectivity And Neurological Disorders
Matthew Tart Huma Shah Forensic Inference from Telecommunication Records

Machine Learning for Computational Vision and Natural Language Processing Postgraduate Researchers

Name Director of Studies Thesis Title
Amirkazem Kayhani Vasile Palade Model-Based Security For Automotive Systems
Ankur Deo Vasile Palade Efficient Machine Learning For Car Situational Awareness
James Donnelly Alireza Daneshkhah A Novel Predictive Model For Extreme Climatic Events: Application Of Catastrophe Modelling In Evaluating Environmental Hazard And Vulnerability
Julia Wieczorek Vasile Palade Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing For The Assessment of Depression Symptoms
Majdi Fanous Alireza Daneshkhah Modelling of Hydro-Morphodynamic Systems Using Deep Gaussian Process
Maria Tariq Vasile Palade Automatic detection of diabetic retinopathy in eye fundus images
Ruchita Mehta Vasile Palade Multi-sensor and ai enabled system design for remote monitoring of physiological signals and activities in covid-19 imposed conditions
Sara Sardari Alireza Daneshkhah Activity Recognition Using Digital Frame Streams For Monitoring Rehab Period
Shruti Nair
Vasile Palade Sustainable Cultivation Modelling Based On Remotely Sensed Images For Monitoring Environmental Consequences Of Climate Change

Visiting researchers

Name Home institution  Position at CSM
Dr Arit Bishwas PricewaterhouseCooper (US), India Honorary Research Fellow 
Dr Ben Robinson Nottingham University, (UK) Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Florescu Dorian Imperial College London, (UK) Honorary Research Fellow
Prof. James Davenport University of Bath, (UK) Visiting Professor
Kang Youngshin Kwangwoon University, (South Korea) Visiting PhD Student
Dr Kojo Gyamfi Loblaw Companies Limited, (Canada) Honorary Research Fellow
Maoshan Liu Jiangnan University, (China) Visiting PhD Student
Dr Sara Sharifzadeh Swansea University, (UK) Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Simon See NIVIDIA, (Singapore) Visiting Professor
Dr Stavros Christopoulos University of Huddersfield, (UK) Visiting Research Fellow
Prof. Subhas Mukhopadhay Macquarie University, (Australia) Visiting Professor
Dr Sujan Rajbhandari Bangor University, (UK) Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Uche Abiola Onyekpe York St John University Visiting Researcher
Dr ZindongaMukandavire Emirates Aviation University, (UAE) Honorary Research Fellow

Advisory board

Name Role Organisation
Brian Millington Former Managing Director TUV NEL Ltd
Danilo Mandic Professor Imperial College London
Stephen McArthur Professor Strathclyde University
Simon See Senior Director NIVIDIA AI Technology Centre
Helene Piet-Lahanier Scientific Deputy ONERA
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