Professor Hissam Tawfik

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About

Hissam Tawfik is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence. He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Manchester (then UMIST) and has a research track record of more than 150 refereed publications in reputable international journals and conference proceedings in Applied Artificial Intelligence, Biologically Inspired Systems, and Data Science.

Hissam currently leads the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence research at the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing. Before joining Leeds Beckett University in 2015, Hissam worked for University of Salford and Liverpool Hope University.

Hissam is an editor of the International Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), the International Journal of Neural Computing and Applications (Springer), and International Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments (Springer). He is a visiting Professor at the University of Seville (Spain), and is a chair of the International Conference Series on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DESE).

Hissam is currently guest editing the journal special issue on " Special Issue on Expert Decision Making for Data Analytics with Applications"; International Journal of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), and the journal special issue on "Robotics, Sensors and Industry 4.0 "; Journal of Sensors, MDPI.

 

Current Teaching

  • Critical Perspectives on Information (Masters)
  • Intelligent Systems (Masters)

Research Interests

Current research projects led by Hissam Tawfik include the application of data science and machine learning techniques for weight management, healthy living and active ageing, and smart cities. Hissam has also been leading Innovate UK and Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded projects involving the applications of data science and AI tools predictive analytics for business and smart grid applications.

Prof Tawfik’s recent editorial activities include a new Book (Springer) entitled 'Applications of Big Data Analytics' (by Alani, Tawfik, Saeed, and Anya, 2018) and the Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, IEEE.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (28)

Books (1)

Chapters (3)

  • Tian D; Deng J; Vinod G; Santhosh TV; Tawfik H (2018) A Neural Networks Design Methodology for Detecting Loss of Coolant Accidents in Nuclear Power Plants. In: Applications of Big Data Analytics. : Springer International Publishing, pp. 43-61.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76472-6_3
  • Reina DG; Camp T; Munjal A; Toral SL; Tawfik H (2018) Evolutionary Deployment and Hill Climbing-Based Movements of Multi-UAV Networks in Disaster Scenarios. In: Applications of Big Data Analytics. : Springer International Publishing, pp. 63-95.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76472-6_4
  • Anya O; Tawfik H (2016) Leveraging Big Data Analytics for Personalized Elderly Care. In: Applied Computing in Medicine and Health. : Elsevier, pp. 99-124.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-803468-2.00005-9

Conference proceedings (20)

  • Singh B; Tawfik H (2020) Machine Learning Approach for the Early Prediction of the Risk of Overweight and Obesity in Young People. In: . : Springer International Publishing, pp. 523-535.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50423-6_39
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  • Yusuf AB; Kor AL; Tawfik H (2019) Development of a Simulation Experiment to Investigate In-Flight Startle using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Pupillometry. In: 14/07/2019 00:00:00. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2019.8851828
  • Singh B; Tawfik H (2019) A Machine Learning Approach for Predicting Weight Gain Risks in Young Adults. In: 2019 10th International Conference on Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies (DESSERT) 05/06/2019 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/dessert.2019.8770016
  • Baker T; García-Campos JM; Reina DG; Toral S; Tawfik H; Al-Jumeily D; Hussain A (2018) GreeAODV: An Energy Efficient Routing Protocol for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. In: . : , pp. 670-681.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95957-3_69
  • Anya O; Tawfik H (2018) An "Awareness" Environment for Clinical Decision Support in e-Health. In: . : , pp. 456-467.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78759-6_41
  • Reina DG; Toral SL; Tawfik H (2016) UAVs Deployment in Disaster Scenarios Based on Global and Local Search Optimization Algorithms. In: 2016 9th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE) 31/08/2016 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/dese.2016.34
  • Reid D; Tawfik H; Hussain AJ; Al-Askar H (2015) Forecasting Weather Signals Using a Polychronous Spiking Neural Network. In: . : Springer International Publishing, pp. 116-123.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22180-9_12
  • Alaskar H; Hussain AJ; Paul FH; Al-Jumeily D; Tawfik H; Hamdan H (2014) Feature analysis of uterine electrohystography signal using dynamic self-organised multilayer network inspired by the immune algorithm. In: . : , pp. 206-212.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09333-8-22
  • Huang R; Tawfik H; Hussain AJ; Al-Askar H (2014) The application of artificial immune systems for the prediction of premature delivery. In: . : , pp. 825-833.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09339-0-83
  • Reid D; Hussain AJ; Tawfik H; Ghazali R (2014) Prediction of physical time series using spiking neural networks. In: . : , pp. 816-824.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09339-0-82
  • Reid D; Hussain AJ; Tawfik H; Ghazali R (2014) Prediction of Physical Time Series Using Spiking Neural Networks. In: . : Springer International Publishing, pp. 816-824.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09339-0_82
  • Alaskar H; Hussain AJ; Paul FH; Al-Jumeily D; Tawfik H; Hamdan H (2014) Feature Analysis of Uterine Electrohystography Signal Using Dynamic Self-organised Multilayer Network Inspired by the Immune Algorithm. In: . : Springer International Publishing, pp. 206-212.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09333-8_22
  • Reid D; Hussain AJ; Tawfik H (2013) Spiking neural networks for financial data prediction. In: 2013 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2013 - Dallas) 04/08/2013 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/ijcnn.2013.6707140
  • Anya O; Tawfik H; Nagar AK; Lootah KM (2012) A framework for practice-centred awareness and decision support in pervasive e-health. In: 2012 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) 05/01/2012 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/bhi.2012.6211742
  • Anya O; Tawfik H; Amin S; Nagar A; Shaalan K (2010) Context-aware knowledge modelling for decision support in e-health. In: 2010 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 18/07/2010 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/ijcnn.2010.5596556
  • Huang R; Tawfik H; Nagar AK (2010) A novel hybrid artificial immune inspired approach for online break-in fraud detection. In: . : Elsevier BV, pp. 2733-2742.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2010.04.307
  • Huang R; Tawfik H; Nagar A (2010) Electronic Fraud Detection for Video-on-Demand System Using Hybrid Immunology-Inspired Algorithms. In: . : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 290-303.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14547-6_23
  • Anya O; Nagar A; Tawfik H (2008) An Approach for Enriching Information for Supporting Collaborative e-Work. In: . : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 419-428.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69389-5_48
  • Tawfik H; Liatsis P (2006) Modelling Tactical Driving Manoeuvres with GA-INTACT. In: . : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 767-774.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/11758532_100
  • Tawfik H; Nagar A; Khan A (2005) Positioning temporary facilities using multi sub-population evolution. In: . : , pp. 36-42.