Andras Lab

Website of the lab of Professor Peter Andras

Peter's Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • PhD Neural Networks (Mathematical Analysis), Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 2000
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 1996
  • BSc Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 1995
  • Certificate in Management, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 1995  

Jobs:

  • Dean of the Schools of Computing and Engineering & Built Environment, 2021 - present
  • Professor (Full Professor), Edinburgh Napier University, UK, 2021- present
  • Head of School, School of Computing and Mathematics, Keele University, 2017 - 2021
  • Professor (Full Professor), Keele University, UK, 2014-2021
  • Reader (Associate Professor), Newcastle University, UK, 2005-2014
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Newcastle University, UK, 2001-2005
  • Research Associate, Newcastle University, UK, 2000-2001
  •  Teaching Assistant (AIO), University of Maastricht, Netherlands 1998-2000
  • Associate Lecturer (Adjunct Professor), Petru Maior University, Targu Mures, Romania, 1997-1998
  •  Associate Lecturer (Adjunct Professor), Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 1997-1998
  • CEO, CIVITAS Foundation for the Civil Society, 1992-1998

Job related positions:

  • Member of the Council of Keele University (2017 - 2021)
  • Director of Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Keele University (2016 - 2017)
  • Member of the Senate of Keele University (2015 - 2021)
  • Director of the Computer Science Research Centre in the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Keele University (2014 - 2016)
  • Head of Computing in the School of Computing and Mathematics of Keele University (2014 - 2017)
  • Member of the Council of Newcastle University (2011-2014)
  • Member of the Senate of Newcastle University (2003-2006, and 2009-2012)
  • Director of Postgraduate Programmes in the School of Computing Science (2010-2014)
  • Deputy leader of the Scalable Information Management research group at the School of Computing Science (2007 - 2009)
  • Chair of Board of Examiners for the MRes in Bioinformatics (2006 - 2008)
  • Member of the Committee on Assessment Irregularities (2006 - 2008)  

Scientific interests:

  • computational neuroscience
  • complex systems
  • computational intelligence
  • network analysis
  • evolution of living systems
  • agent-based modelling
  • data mining
  • artificial neural networks
  • evolutionary systems
  • analysis of complex software systems
  • software engineering

Scientific societies and boards:

  • Royal Society - APEX Awards Review College (2019 - )
  • EPSRC Peer Review College member (2017 - )
  • Royal Society - International Exchanges Panel member (2016 - )
  • FIT - IT Austria - panel member (2007 - )
  • Royal Society of Biology - fellow (2011 - )
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - senior member (1996 - 2010 member, 2010 - senior member)
  • IEEE Computer Society - member (1996 - )
  • International Neural Network Society (INNS) - member (1996 - )
  • European Neural Network Society (ENNS) - member of the Executive Committee (2004 - 2007)

Research grants:

  • Data mining for the automotive industry, InnovateUK and Bentley Motors, £248,000, 2019 - 2022 (with Dr Theocharis Kyriacou)
  • Extracting and managing tacit knowledge, InnovateUK and KBC Process Technology Ltd, £131,004, 2016 - 2018 (with Dr Gordon Rugg and Dr Ed de Quincey).
  • Designing and validationg novel voltage sensitive dyes for neuroscience research, Leverhulme Trust, £178k, 2015-2017. (with Prof Andrew Benniston, Newcastle University)
  • Machine learning analysis of industrial data to support process optimisation, KTP, £142k, 2013-2015. (with XACT PCB Ltd)
  • Regeneration of neural activity using FPGA simulation of neurons and multi-electrode arrays, EPSRC/eFuturesXD, £60k, 2013-2014. (with Prof Alex Yakovlev and Dr Patrick Degenaar, Newcastle University))
  • Development of new VSD dyes, EPSRC/Impact Acceleration, £30k, 2012-2013. (with Prof Andrew Benniston, Newcastle University))
  •  eData Mining, Proof-of-Concept grant, NStar, £90K, 2006.
  • NEReSC continuation grant (co-investigator), EPSRC/DTI, £196K, 2006-2008. (with Prof Paul Watson and others, Newcastle University))
  •  Awareness of chemical safety issues, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affaires of the UK government, £60K, 2005. (with EnviResearch Ltd)
  • Visualisation and analysis of intracellular dynamics (co-investigator), Medical Research Council, UK, £63K, 2004-2008. (with Dr Trevor Jackson and Prof Craig Robson, Newcastle University))
  • Ecological network analysis, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affaires of the UK government, £70K, 2003. (with EnviResearch Ltd)
  • eXSys (protein interaction network analysis), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK, £180K, 2003-2005, (complemented by industrial contributions of the TU12 Ltd and InRotis Ltd £180K) . (with Prof Malcolm P Young, Newcastle University))
  • Grid-enabled neuroscience (Principal investigator - Newcastle), Medical Research Council UK, £159K, 2002-2006. (with Prof Paul Watson, Newcastle University)

 Teaching experience:

  • computer science courses and labs (introductory computer science, databases, computational logic, formal languages, artificial intelligence, machine learning, complex systems)
  •  statistics courses and labs (general statistics, advanced statistical methods)
  • psychology (introductory neuroscience)

Industrial collaborations:

  • e-Theraputics Plc
  • Data Complexity Ltd
  • EnviResearch Ltd
  • Corbitt's Ltd
  • XACT PCB Ltd
  • KBC Process Technology Ltd
  • Bentley Motors Ltd