Funded Projects

Current and Previous Funded Research Projects

·         (January 2017-January 2020) “Optimised Field Service Delivery: Exploiting computational approaches for field service delivery” Funded by British Telecom. (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £90,000

·         (October 2016-January 2019) “Risk-based simulation for sustainable field operations” Funded by British Telecom. (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £90,000.

·         (August 2015-August 2018) “An Intelligent Augmented Reality Remote Workforce Management System” Funded by the Innovate UK and BT. Funded by Innovate UK and British Telecom, (Principal Investigator). This is a KTP project in which our total Essex funding is £222,000.

·         (August 2015-August 2018) “Enhanced Capability in Computer-Vision Based Decision-Making Systems”  Funded by the Innovate UK and Selex ES (Principal Investigator). This is a KTP project in which our total Essex funding is £210,000.

·         (October 2014- February 2017 )Advanced Resource Planning System for Organisational Design. Funded by British Telecom (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £84,250.

·         (February 2014- February 2015) “JUPITER & NEXT GENERATION FORECASTING MODELS” Funded by British Telecom (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £48,807.

·         (August 2014- December 2015) “Development of a hardware demonstration platform to monitor and detect human behaviours in a residential environment” Funded by Selex ES (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £21,375

·         (October 2013- October 2014) “Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Rule-based optimisation for operational supply planning” Funded by British Telecom. (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £48,807.

·         (December 2012-October 2014) “Rule Base Optimisation for Operational Supply Planning”. Funded by British Telecom. (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £31,753.

·         (October 2011-October 2014) “An Intelligent Type-2 Fuzzy Logic System for Schedule Adherence in BT”. Funded by British Telecom. (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £84,250.

·         (September 2010- September 2013) “Developing Intelligent Adaptive Systems for Process Control and Production Optimisation in the Oil Refining Industries”. Project No KTP 7919. Funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and Sanctuary Personnel Ltd. (Principal Investigator). This is a KTP project in which our total Essex funding is £197,266.

·         (December 2010-December 2013) “Developing Fuzzy Logic Based Intelligent Data Integration and Visualisation Tools”. Project No KTP 7578. Funded by the Technology Strategy Board and Sanctuary Personnel Ltd (Principal Investigator). This is a KTP project in which our total Essex funding is £211,266.

·         (October 2010-October 2011) “Distributed and Fuzzy Resource Planning”. Funded by British Telecom. (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £20,056.

·         (April 2011-April 2012) “Optimised Production Fuzzy Planning Model”. Funded by British Telecom (Principal Investigator). The Essex funding was £23,556.

·         (January 2008-June 2011) "Adaptive and Trusted Ambient Ecologies (ATRACO)”. Funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). (Principal Investigator). The total funding for this project is 2 Million Euros in which our funding is about £542,782. The project is in collaboration with the University of Ulm, Germany, LIMSI, France , CTI and InAccess Greece.

·         (December 2010-December 2015), “Scaling Intelligent Environments” Funded by King Abdulaziz University, (Co-Equal Investigator). Total Funding for Essex is about £800,000.

·         (January 2011-January 2012): “Realising Smart Intelligent virtual class within an intelligent home”. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) (Main Investigator).  The total funding of this project was £110,000.

·         (December 2010- November 2011) “Type-2 Fuzzy Ontology Model and Its Applications” Funded by Taiwan National Science Council (NSC). Project number NSC 99-2911-I-024-004 under the framework of the NSC Initiative for Research Cooperation among Top UK and Taiwan Universities. Total Funding £60,000. In Cooperation with National University of Tainan, Taiwan.

·        (September 2010- September 2012): Evaluation of Fuzzy Control Algorithms in Wind Energy Conversion Systems”. Project number STDF 599 (EGY-08-045). Funded by the International office of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (IB-BMBF) and the Egyptian Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF). (Co-Equal Investigator). The total funding of this project was £200,000. The project is in cooperation with Heilbronn University, Germany, Cairo University, Egypt.

·        (September 2009- September 2010): “Collaborative Distance Education within Intelligent Ambient Environments”. Funded by Hewlett-Packard (HP). (Co-Equal Investigator). The total funding of this project was £80,000.

·         (August 2009- August 2012) “Type-2 Fuzzy Ontology based Intelligent Agent for Healthcare Application” Project Number: NSC 98-2221-E-024 -009 -MY3. Funded by the Taiwan National Science Council. Total Fund is £54,000 . In Cooperation with National University of Tainan, Taiwan

·         (April 2006-October 2009) "An Embedded Agent Based System to Create Ambient Intelligent Virtual Care Homes”. Project No KTP001311. Funded by the DTI, ESRC, Sanctuary Social Care. (Principal Investigator). This is a KTP project in which our total Essex funding is £197,266.

·         August 2009:  British Telecom Short Term Fellowship. Total Fund is £4000.

·          (January 2008- July 2010) “Ontology Based Intelligent Agent for CMMI Knowledge Management” Project No. NSC 97-2221-E-024-011-MY2. Funded by the Taiwan National Science Council. Total Fund is 320,000NTD. In Cooperation with National University of Tainan, Taiwan and University of Salerno, Italy.

·          (January 2003-May 2006) "Self-Organised Societies of Connectionist Intelligent Agents capable of Learning", Project No IST-2001-38911. Funded by the European Union (EU) Future and Emerging Technology programme. (Principal Investigator) . The total funding of this project is 1.8 million Euros shared between 4 partners; University of Patras Medical school (Greece), CTI (Greece), Tyndall National Institute (Ireland) and ourselves. Our Essex share is £292,863.

·        (October 2002- October 2006) "An Intelligent Embedded Agent for the speed Control of Marine Diesel Engines" . Funded by MAN B&W Ltd. (Principal Investigator). The total Essex funding is £56,000. MAN.

·         (April 2005- April 2007) “Building an Intelligent Living Space (iSpace)”. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE). (Main Investigator). The total funding of this development was £400,000 where 250,000  were awarded for the equipment of the iSpace from the SRIF-3 initiative and about £ 150,000 were awarded for the building structure from the SRIF-1 initiative.

·         (January 2001- January 2004) "eGadgets", Project No IST200-25240. Funded by the EU Disappearing Computer programme. (Co- Equal Principal-Investigator). The total funding of this project was 1.2 million Euros shared between 3 partners; CTI (Greece), NMRC (Ireland) and ourselves. Our Essex share was £237,000. The overall aim of the project was to create a computing framework for the design and implementation of future generations of pervasive computing artefacts.

·         (October 2003- October 2005) “Pervasive Home Environment Networks (PHEN) .  Funded by the DTI New Wave Technologies and Markets Programme. (Co-Investigator). The total funding for this project is £280,000 in which our Essex share is £93,000.

·         (February 2001- February 2003) "A soft-computing based, multi-agent architecture with applications to intelligent building sensing and control". Funded by the Korea-UK Science and Technology Collaboration Fund. (Co-Equal Investigator). Our total funding for the project was £30,000. This project was done in partnership with the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

·         (June 2005- December 2005) ” Support for the IEE International workshop on Intelligent Environments”. Project No EP/C533607/1. Funded by the EPSRC.  (Principal Investigator). The total Essex fund is £11,000.

·         (March 2007-August 2007)  Workshop on the Future of (UK) Fuzzy Systems Research”, Project No EP/E058388/1. Funded by EPSRC, total funding of £ 12,026. (Co-investigator )

·         (January 2006- January 2007) Social, Cultural and Technical Aspects of Ambient Intelligence & Pervasive Computing”. Funded by the University of Essex RPF. (Co-Investigator). The total funding of this project is £6,170.

·         (April 2000- June 2001) "An Associative Experience Engine Prototype and Demonstrator" , Funded by a RPF grant from the University of Essex. (Principal Investigator). The total fund of this project was £6,200.