Students Staff

Research areas

Artificial Intelligence

Essex has a strong tradition in artificial intelligence, dating back to the 1970s, which is currently undergoing a renaissance fuelled by work on Deep Learning among other things.

Our work in the area at present has a strong focus on machine learning, optimization, and their application. The PGT offer includes a generalist MSc in Artificial Intelligence and more specialised MScs.

Research groups in Artificial Intelligence

  • Analytics and Data Science

    Group leader

    • Professor Maria Fasli

    Members

    • Professor Maria Fasli
    • Dr Daniel Karapetyan
    • Dr Spyros Samothrakis
    • Dr Luca Citi
    • Dr Adrian Clark
    • Professor Udo Kruschwitz
    • Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier
    • Professor Edward Tsang

    Infrastructure

    • Big Data server
    • substantial infrastructure accessible through UKDA and ESRC BLG

    Related courses

    • MSc Big Data and Text Analytics
    • MSc Data Science
    • BSc Data Science and Analytics

    Further information

    The Institute of Data Analytics, also based at the University, currently serves the purpose of the group's website:


  • Computational Finance

    Group leader

    • Professor Edward Tsang

    Members

    • Dr John O'Hara
    • Professor Qingfu Zhang
    • Professor Maria Fasli

    Related courses

    • MSc Computational Finance
    • MSc Financial Computing
    • MSc Algorithmic Trading

  • Games and AI

    Group leader

    • Professor Simon Lucas

    Members

    • Professor Richard Bartle
    • Dr Michael Fairbank
    • Dr Diego Perez
    • Professor Udo Kruschwitz
    • Dr Spyros Samothrakis

    Infrastructure

    • Robotic games lab

    Related courses

    • MSc Computer Games
    • BSc Computer Games

  • Human Language Science and Technology

    Group leader

    • Professor Massimo Poesio

    Members

    • Dr Chris Fox
    • Professor Udo Kruschwitz
    • Professor Maria Fasli

    Infrastructure

    • Big Data server
    • More forthcoming under the ERC grant

    Related courses

    • MSc Big Data and Text Analytics

    Further information

    The group uses the Language and Computation group site.

Communications

Related courses include MScs in Computer Networks and Security and in Advanced Communication Systems, as well as BEng and MEng in Telecommunication Engineering.

Research groups in Communications

  • Future Networks

    Group leaders

    • Professor Stuart Walker
    • Professor Kun Yang

    Members

    • Dr Arsenia (Ersi) Chorti
    • Dr Martin Reed
    • Dr Nikolaos Thomos

    Infrastructure

    • Access laboratory
    • Network convergence laboratory

    Related courses

    • MSc Computer Networks and Security
    • MSc Advanced Communication Systems

    Further information

    Our facilities are showcased on the Essex Research Facilities site.

  • Optoelectronics and RF

    Group leader

    • Professor Dariush Mirshekar

    Members

    • Professor Michael Adams
    • Professor Ian Henning
    • Professor Anthony Vickers
    • Dr Nickolay Zakhleniuk

    Infrastructure

    • Optoelectronics laboratory
    • RF and Microwave research laboratory

  • Foundations of Signal Processing

    Group leaders

    • Dr David Bebbington
    • Dr Nigel Newton
    • Dr Stephen Sangwine

    Members

    • Dr David Bebbington
    • Dr Nigel Newton
    • Dr Stephen Sangwine

  • Wireless Communications and Networks (Wi-CAN)

    Group leader

    • Dr Leila Musavian

    Members

    • Professor Dariush Mirshekar
    • Professor Kun Yang
    • Professor Stuart Walker
    • Dr Nikos Thomos
    • Dr Ersi Chorti
    • Dr Martin Reed
    • Dr Manoj Thakur

Neural Engineering

Research groups in Neural Engineering

  • Brain/Computer Interfaces (BCI)

    Group leader

    • Professor Riccardo Poli

    Members

    • Dr Caterina Cinel
    • Dr Luca Citi
    • Professor John Q Gan
    • Dr Francisco Sepulveda
    • Dr Diego Perez

    Infrastructure

    • BCI Lab, includng 6 EEG systems, 2 eye trackers and a variety of stimulators

    Further information

    Visit the Essex Brain-Computer Interface Lab website.

Robotics, Intelligent Environments and Embedded Systems

Showcasing research where Essex already has a strong presence and tradition, we also have superb infrastructure, including the iSpace, Robotics Arena and Multimedia Lab.

Related courses include MScs in Embedded systems and Robotics and Intelligent Systems.

  • Embedded and Intelligent Systems

    Group leader

    • Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier

    Members

    • Dr Shoaib Ehsan

    Infrastructure

    • ISoC laboratory

    Related courses

    • MSc Embedded Systems

    Further information

    Visit the Embedded and Intelligent Systems laboratory site for our projects, publications and news.

  • Intelligent Inhabited Environments

    Group leader

    • Professor Hani Hagras

    Members

    • Professor Victor Callaghan
    • Dr Michael Gardner

    Infrastructure

    • iSpace
    • iClassroom

    Related courses

    • MSc Embedded Systems

    Further information

    The Intelligent Environments Group website showcases the methods and systems we are developing around ubiquitous computing environments.

  • Robotics

    Group leader

    • Professor Huosheng Hu

    Members

    • Professor John Q Gan
    • Professor Dongbing Gu
    • Dr Adrian Clark
    • Dr John Woods

    Infrastructure

    • Robotics Arena
    • Robotic Games Lab
    • a number of advanced robotics systems including a recently purchased Baxter robot

    Related courses

    • MSc Intelligent Systems and Robotics
    • BEng Robotic Engineering

  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

    Group leaders

    • Dr Adrian Clark
    • Dr Michael Gardner

    Members

    • Professor Victor Callaghan

    Infrastructure

    • Multimedia lab
    • iSpace

    Further information

    Visit the Human Computer Interaction research group website for further information.