Sunil Vadera

  • PhD in Computer Science
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • University of Salford

Research Interests

Data Mining Cost-sensitive decision tree learning Information and sensor validation Exemplar based models Bayesian networks Social data mining

Followers (3)

  • Tatiana Gavrilova

    Tatiana Gavrilova Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University

  • Zhen Wang

    Zhen Wang University of Science and Technology of China

  • Susan Lomax

    Susan Lomax

Following (3)

  • Tatiana Gavrilova

    Tatiana Gavrilova Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University

  • Zhen Wang

    Zhen Wang University of Science and Technology of China

  • Susan Lomax

    Susan Lomax

About

Sunil Vadera is a Professor of Computer Science and currently Dean of the School of Computing,Science and Engineering at the University of Salford. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and Chartered IT Professional (CITP). In 2014, his contributions were recognised at a BDO sponsored ceremony to celebrate the contributions of British Indians, winning the 'Best in Science and Engineering’ award.

He gained a first class BSc(Hons) in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Salford in 1982. Following graduation, he began his career as a Research Assistant and progressed to a Lectureship in Computer Science in 1984. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester in the area of Formal Methods of Software Development which was awarded in 1992. He was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 1997 and became a Professor in 2000.

His research is driven by the desire to close the gap between theory and practice in Artificial Intelligence, with expertise in the areas of Bayesian networks, decision tree learning, credit assessment and planning. His research has included work on sensor validation with the Mexican Instituto de Electricas, research on the development a system that advises on the relief venting of explosions in chemical processes for the Health and Safety Executive in the UK and research on machine learning for credit rating of sub-prime loans.

The impact of the work on sub-prime lending is presented in an ESRC video:

http://www.esrc.ac.uk/publications/videos/transcript-enabling-low-cost-loans.aspx

Research on an FP7 funded project SEEDS: Self Learning Energy Efficient Buildings and Open Spaces can bed found at:

http://seeds-fp7.eu/index2.php

He was chair of the UK BCS Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Symposium held in Salford in April 2009:

http://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/kdd

General Chair of IFIP Intelligent Information Processing:

http://www.intsci.ac.cn/iip2010/

Chair of the IEEE ICDM Workshop on Cost-Sensitive Data Mining held in 2012:

http://icdm2012.ua.ac.be/content/workshop?id=2

Publications

Cost-sensitive Bayesian network learning using sampling

Nashnush E, Vadera S

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (2014)

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Feature selection in meta learning framework

Shilbayeh S, Vadera S

Proceedings of 2014 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2014 (2014)

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A framework for employee appraisals based on inductive logic programming and data mining methods

Aqel D, Vadera S

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2013)

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A survey of cost-sensitive decision tree induction algorithms

Lomax S, Vadera S

ACM Computing Surveys (2013)

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Preface

Métais E, Meziane F, Saraee M, Sugumaran V, Vadera S

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2013)

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A multi-armed bandit approach to cost-sensitive decision tree learning

Lomax S, Vadera S, Saraee M

Proceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2012 (2012)

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ECCO: A new evolutionary classifier with cost optimisation

Omielan A, Vadera S

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (2012)

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IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology: Preface

Shi Z, Leake D, Vadera S

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (2012)

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Preface: The workshop on cost sensitive data mining

Vadera S, Saraee M, Lomax S

Proceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2012 (2012)

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A survey of AI in operations management from 2005 to 2009

Kobbacy K, Vadera S

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (2011)

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An empirical comparison of cost-sensitive decision tree induction algorithms

Lomax, S. and Vadera S

Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering (2011)

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A comparison of data mining methods in microfinance

Wu J, Vadera S, Dayson K, Burridge D, Clough I

Proceedings - 2010 2nd IEEE International Conference on Information and Financial Engineering, ICIFE 2010 (2010)

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A framework for employee appraisals based on sentiment analysis

Aqel D, Vadera S

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2010)

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CSNL: A cost-sensitive non-linear decision tree algorithm

Vadera S

ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD) (2010)

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IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology: Preface

Shi Z, Vadera S, Aamodt A, Leake D

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (2010)

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Artificial Intelligence Applications for Improved Software Engineering Development

Meziane F, Vadera S

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Journal of the Operational Research Society: Editorial

Kobbacy K, Vadera S

Journal of the Operational Research Society (2008)

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Using Wittgenstein’s Family Resemblance Principle to Learn Exemplars

Vadera S, Rodriguez A, Sucar E, Wu J

Foundations of Science (2008)

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AI and OR in management of operations: history and trends

Kobbacy K, Vadera S, Rasmy M

Journal of the Operational Research Society (2007)

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A Probabilistic Model for Information and Sensor Validation

Ibarguengoyatia P, Vadera S, Sucar E

The Computer Journal (2006)

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A probabilistic model for information and sensor validation

Ibargüengoytia P, Vadera S, Sucar L

Computer Journal (2006)

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Inducing safer oblique trees without costs

Vadera S

Expert Systems (2005)

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A comparison of computer science and software engineering programmes in English universities

Meziane F, Vadera S

Software Engineering Education Conference, Proceedings (2004)

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Journal of the operatonal research society: Editorial

Kobbacy K, Vadera S

Journal of the Operational Research Society (2004)

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Obtaining E-R diagrams semi-automatically from natural language specifications

Meziane F, Vadera S

ICEIS 2004 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (2004)

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Experience with Mural in Formalising Dust-Expert

Vadera S, Meziane F, Huang M

Information and Software Technology (2001)

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Real Time Intelligent Sensor Validation

Ibarguengoytia P, Sucar L, Vadera S

IEEE Transactions of Power Systems (2001)

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Real time intelligent sensor validation

Ibargiengoytia P, Sucar L, Vadera S

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2001)

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A probabilistic exemplar-based model for case-based reasoning

Rodríguez A, Vadera S, Sucar L

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2000)

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Intelligent Systems in Manufacturing: Current Developments and Future Prospects

Meziane F, Vadera S, Kobbacy K, Proudlove N

The International Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (2000)

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RuLess: A method for the acquisition and simplification of rules

De Buen Rodriguez P, Morales E, Vadera S

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2000)

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A Collaborative approach to User modeling within a Multi-Functional Architecture

De Buen P, Vadera S, Morales E

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (1999)

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PEBM: A probabilistic exemplar based model

Rodriguez A, Vadera S

IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (1999)

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A multi-functional knowledge based system to learn, apply, and consult procedures

DeBuen P, Vadera S, Morales E

Expert Systems with Applications (1998)

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Intelligent management systems in operations: A review

Proudlove N, Vaderá S, Kobbacy K

Journal of the Operational Research Society (1998)

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The use of intelligent systems in support of the management of operations: an overview

Proudlove N, Vadera S, Kobbacy K

Journal of the Operational Research Society (1998)

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A layered, any time approach to sensor validation

Ibargüengoytia P, Vadera S, Sucar L

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (1997)

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A probabilistic model for case-based reasoning

Rodriguez A, Vadera S, Sucar L

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (1997)

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Tools for producing formal specifications: a view of current architectures and future directions

Vadera S, Meziane F

Annals of Software Engineering, (1997)

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A knowledge-based framework for learning, applying and consulting engineering procedures

de Buen-Rodríguez P, Morales E, Vadera S

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (1996)

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Towards automatic modelling of requirements

Meziane F, Vadera S

Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (1996)

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Case-based plant explosion advisory system using Induce-It

Shen X, Vadera S

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (1995)

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Inducing safer safety trees

Vadera S, Nechab S

IEE Colloquium (Digest) (1995)

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Proof by Analogy in Mural

Vadera S

Formal Aspects of Computing (1995)

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Review of Generalisation Heuristics

Vadera S

The Software Engineering Journal (1995)

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TheMD Shell and its use to develop Dust-Expert

Vadera S, Nechab S

Expert Systems: The International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Neural Networks (1995)

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From English to Formal Specifications

Vadera S, Meziane F

The Computer Journal (1994)

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Feasibility study into the use of expert systems for explosion relief vent design

Santon R, Postill A, Furman T, Vadera S, Byers-Brown W, Palmer K

Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series (1991)

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Expert Systems Applications

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A Theory of Unification

Vadera S

Software Engineering Journal (1988)

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ID3, its Children and their Safety

Vadera S, Nechab S

BCS Specialist Group on Expert Systems Newsletter

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Professional experience

Professor of Computer Science

University of Salford

January 2000 - Present

Associate Dean Research and Innovation

University of Salford

September 2011 - November 2012 (1 year 2 months)

Associate Head Research (Informatics and Acoustics)

University of Salford

September 2009 - September 2011 (2 years)

Chair of BCS Academic Accreditations Committee

British Computer Society (BCS)

January 2007 - December 2009 (2 years 11 months)

Director of Informatics Research Institute

University of Salford

September 2008 - October 2009 (1 year 1 month)

Associate Head Teaching

University of Salford Centre for Nursing Midwifery and Social Work Research

July 2003 - August 2008 (5 years 1 month)

Education history

University of Manchester

Phd

April 1988 - December 1992 (4 years 8 months)