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Sunil Vadera

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

MĂ©tais 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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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)