Sunil Vadera PhD Computer Science, FBCS, CITP, C.Eng

Head of School

University of Salford, School of Computing, Science and Engineering

City
Salford, United Kingdom
Discipline
Computer and Information Science
Interests
Data Mining Cost-sensitive decision tree learning Information and sensor validation Exemplar based models Bayesian networks Social data mining
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About

Sunil Vadera is a Professor of Computer Science and currently Head 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).

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

He is currenty working on an FP7 project SEEDS: Self Learning Energy Efficient Buildings and Open Spaces:

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
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Publications

  • A survey of cost-sensitive decision tree induction algorithms

    Lomax S, Vadera S

    ACM Computing Surveys (2013)

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

    Vadera S

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

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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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  • From English to Formal Specifications

    Vadera S, Meziane F

    The Computer Journal (1994)

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  • Proof by Analogy in Mural

    Vadera S

    Formal Aspects of Computing (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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  • Review of Generalisation Heuristics

    Vadera S

    The Software Engineering Journal (1995)

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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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  • 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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  • Real Time Intelligent Sensor Validation

    Ibarguengoytia P, Sucar L, Vadera S

    IEEE Transactions of Power Systems (2001)

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  • Artificial Intelligence Applications for Improved Software Engineering Development

    Meziane F, Vadera S

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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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  • A Probabilistic Model for Information and Sensor Validation

    Ibarguengoyatia P, Vadera S, Sucar E

    The Computer Journal (2006)

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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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  • Inducing safer oblique trees without costs

    Vadera S

    Expert Systems (2005)

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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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Professional experience

Head of School

University of Salford, School of Computing, Science and Engineering

November 2011 - Present

Associate Head Teaching

The University of Salford

Present

Professor of Computer Science

The University of Salford

Present

Associate Dean Research and Innovation

The University of Salford

September 2011 - November 2012 (1 year 2 months)

Associate Head Research (Informatics and Acoustics)

The 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

The University of Salford

September 2008 - October 2009 (1 year 1 month)

Education history

The University of Salford

BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (first class)

Present

Manchester University

MSc in Computer Science (part-time)

Present

Manchester University,

PhD in Computer Sciennce (part-time)

Present