Professional Activity

Below is a summary of my activity within the research community.

Invited Talks

  • 16th EURETINA Congress, Copenhagen, September 8th-11th , 2016.
  • 3rd IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Sport, Salford, June 22nd-24th , 2011.
  • Symposium on Applications of Linear & Multi-linear Algebra in Life Sciences and Engineering, Pisa, June 21st-25th, 2010.
  • HealthGrid 2009 Conference, Berlin, 28th June – 1st July 2009.
  • MANTAWOR 09 Workshop on Medical & BioStatistics, University of Tampere, Finland, May 19th -20th, 2009.
  • Microsoft eScience Workshop, collocated with 4th IEEE eScience conference, Indianapolis, December 2008.
  • Royal Statistical Society – Manchester Local Group, University of Manchester, October 2008.
  • Workshop on Bio-Health Applications and Multi-core Reconfigurable Supercomputing, University of Manchester, July 2008.
  • Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, April 2008
  • Isaac Newton Institute, University of Cambridge, January 2008. Invited to give one of the opening talks during an six-month Institute workshop on Statistical Theory and Methods for Complex, High-Dimensional Data. Visiting Fellow during six-month workshop.
  • Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, March 2007. Invited to attend week long workshop on Similarity-based Clustering and its Application to Medicine and Biology.
  • Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), North Carolina, September 2006. Invited to give one of the opening talks during a six-month long workshop on Random Matrices and High Dimensional Inference.
  • Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Workshop on Random Matrices, Santander, July 2005.
  • British Computer Society Exeter Bioinformatics Summer School, September 2004.
  • Conference on Learning Theory, COLT04, Banff, Canada, July, 2004.
  • BBSRC Cogeme Consortium Conference, Manchester, February 2003.
  • of Trade & Industry Software Outreach Meeting, London, November 2002.
  • EPSRC Interface Meeting, on MicroArrays, UMIST, September 2002.
  • John Innes Institute, Norwich, August 2002.
  • UK Affymetrix Users Meeting, Cardiff, May 2002.
  • CCP11 MicroArray Conference, Manchester, March 2002.
  • Oxford Brookes University, April 2000.

Conference & Workshop Organization

  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ’13, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, Hefei, China, October 20th-23rd
  • Programme Committee member – NABIC2012, 4th world congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, Mexico City, Mexico, November 5th-9th
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ’12, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, Natal, Brazil, August 29th -31st
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ’11, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, University of East Anglia, England, September 7th-9th
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ‘10, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, University of the West of Scotland, Spain, September 1st-3rd
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ‘09, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, University of Burgos, Spain, September 23rd-26th
  • Steering committee member – Manchester Cancer Prevention Research Network. Workshop held at University of Manchester, 3rd October 2008.
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ‘08, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, University of Daejeon, South Korea, November 2nd-5th
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ‘07, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, University of Birmingham, UK, 16th-19th December 2007.
  • Programme Committee member – NNAM 2007, Second International Conference on Neural Networks and Associative Memories, National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico, November 4th-9th
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ‘06, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, University of Burgos, Spain, 20th-23rd September 2006.
  • Programme Committee member – NNAM 2006, First International Conference on Neural Networks and Associative Memories, National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico, November 21st-24th
  • Reviewer for CIBCB 2005 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB 2005), La Jolla, California, November 14-15, 2005.
  • Programme Committee member IJCNN 2006, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Vancouver, Canada, July 16th -21st, 2006.
  • Programme Committee member – 1st International Postgraduate Conference on Pattern Analysis for Applications in Physical and Life Sciences, Bath, UK, August 22nd-25th, 2005.
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ‘05, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, University of Queensland, Australia, 6th-8th July 2005.
  • Programme Chair – British Computer Society Bioinformatics Summer School, Exeter, 29th August – 3rd September, 2004.
  • Programme Committee member – IDEAL ‘04, conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, University of Exeter, UK, 25th-27th August, 2004.

Reviewing

I have acted as a reviewer for the following,

  • Journals: Manuscript reviewer for,
    • Bioinformatics
    • BMC Bioinformatics
    • Evolutionary Bioinformatics
    • International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
    • Journal of Engineering in Medicine
    • Knowledge and Information Systems
    • PLoS One
    • IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – Part B
    • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
    • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
    • European Physical Journal B
    • Pattern Analysis and Applications
    • Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • Scandinavian Journal of Statistics
  • Grant awarding bodies: Reviewed grant applications for,
    • MRC
    • BBSRC.
  • Research Theses:
    • Internal Examiner (x2) for PhDs submitted to University of Exeter
    • Internal Examiner (x3) for PhDs submitted to University of Manchester
    • External Examiner for PhD submitted to University of Edinburgh