Ayesh Alladin


Ayesh Alladin,Editor-in-Chief:  Int. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms (IJCCIA)

In 1993, Ayesh Alladin gained his BSc. in Computer Science. In 1994, he joined University of Essex to do his MSc, during which he was a Tutor Assistant. On completing his MSc in 1995, he started his PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. During his PhD research, he worked on a freelance basis as software development through the LJMU initiative (Business Bridge) and as Teaching Assistant at LJMU. At the same time, he had 9 national and international publications by the time he completed his research. In June 1998, he started as a full time lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at De Montfort University, Milton Keynes Campus. In August of the same year, he completed his full draft of the thesis. In Nov. 1999, he had his PhD viva which he passed with very minor corrections and graduated in July 2000. During his stay in Milton Keynes campus, He has led an EU project fund proposal with 2 European partners and applied for his EPSRC First Grant (Fast Track Scheme).

He took on the post of senior lecturer at DMU Leicester Campus in Jan 2001. In 2002, he chaired his first special session on (Automated Reasoning: Perception and Emotion) at IASTED AIA2002 conference and subsequently he was a guest editor for a special issue on the topic in Informatica Journal (2003). His research on emotions modeling was being established especially in the context of cognitive agents and intelligent robots. Consequently, he started to develop robotics as teaching and research subject. In 2001, he was given faculty funding (approx. £8,800) to acquire robots for the purpose of teaching and research. 

Over the following 4 years and through number of grants (HEFCE and SRIF), he has acquired a wide range of robots, established a physical lab and written number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules establishing the robotics subject firmly and resulting in the emergence of MSc in Computational Intelligence and Robotics (2004) and BSc in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (2005) degrees. In 2006, he created the Intelligent Mobile Robots and Creative Computing research group (a subgroup of CCI), which I headed until 2009 when all CCI subgroups remerged in the Centre. 

He has over 100 publications including 3 books (Publications). He supervise a range of PhD projects. He had 15 successful PhD completions (PhD Projects). He is maintaining a number of resource websites and Google groups related to his three main area of research interests. Many of his previous PhD students are now successful academics in their own right. He has given invited talks at conferences and other institutes in UK, France, Jordan and Japan; and examined PhD projects internally and externally in UK and France. 

He became Reader in Artificial Intelligence in March 2010.

He is currently developing research plans to consolidate his research on Intelligent Agents with specific focus geared towards Digital Economy initiative and in the area of large scale knowledge rich distributed and complex systems, i.e. wireless and mobile sensor networks, eLearning, data grids, interactive media, human like interactive machines, and flexible agent-based architectures.

He is leading and participating in collaborative research projects with a wide international network of colleagues many of whom are friends, as demonstrated by conference special sessions and journal special issues organized and his collaborative publications.