PhD STUDENTS AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Frans Coenen



Department of Computer Science

The University of Liverpool


 
Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, First Woman PhD
Dr Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia (1646-1684), first woman to obtain a PhD (University of Padua, 1678).

1. Current PhD Students and RAs

Current PhD Students and Research Assistants/Associates (RAs).

No.NameResearch DomainStart Data 1st Supervisor (% Split) 2nd Supervisor (% Split) AdvisorNotes
1. Matias Garcia Constantino Spatial-temporal data mining in questionnaire analysis 5 October 2009 Frans Coenen (80%) Alan Radford (10%), Veterinary Clinical Science, Small Animal Teaching Hospital, A.D.Radford@liverpool.ac.uk, P-J Noble (10%), Veterinary Clinical Science, Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Rtnorle@liverpool.ac.uk. Grant Malcolm Thesis.
2. Yungang Zhang Medical Image Mining ? Dr. Wenjin Lu (60%), XJTLU (wenjin.lu@xjtlu.edu.cn) Dr. Bailing Zhang (20% supervision), XJTLU; Frans Coenen (20%) NA Registered at XJTLU.
3. Emmanuel Agiriga Multi-Agent based Simulation (MABS) 1 March 2011 Frans Coenen (60%) Darek Kowlaski (20%), Jane Hurst (20%), Mammalian Behaviour & Evolution Group University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus Paul Dunne, Katie Atkinson, Wiebe van der Hoek
 
4. Abdulraman Albarak 3-D Image Classification: A Study Using “Eye Ball” Data 1 July 2011 Frans Coenen (70%) Yalin Zheng (30%), Unit of Ophthalmology, School of Clinical Sciences, yzheng@liverpool.ac.uk Floriana Grasso, Boris Konev, Dave Jackson
 
5. Kwankamon Dittakan Obtaining Census Data by applying Image Classification Techniques to Satellite Imagery 1 October 2011 Frans Coenen (70%) Rob Christley (30%), Dept. Epidemiology and Population Health Leszek Gasieniec, Rahul Savani, Davide Gossi
 
6. Subheya Salhi Machine learning techniques dor the identification of correlations between 3D surfaces 1 October 2011 Frans Coenen (60%), Clare Dixon (40%) Trevor Bench-Capon, Boris Konev, Muhammad Khan
 
7. Zaher Salah Extraction, Prediction and Analysis of Argumentation Graphs from Structured Debates 1 October 2011 Davide Grossi (60%), Frans Coenen (40%) Michele Zito, Terry Payne, Paul Dunne
 
8. Wen Yu Effective Candidate Sub-Graph Generation for Frequent Subgraph Mining 1 November 2011 Frans Coenen (60%) Michele Zitto (40%) Paul Dunne, Russel Martin, Davide Grossi
 
9. Chao Yan Video Processing and Vision 1 November 2011 Dr. Bailing Zhang (80%), XJTLU (Bailing.Zhang@xjtlu.edu.cn) Frans Coenen (20%) NA Registered at XJTLU.
10. Akedej Udomchaiporn Volumetric Data Classification: A Study Directed at MRI Scan Imagery 1 February 2012 Frans Coenen (60%) Vanessa Sluming (40%), School of Health Sciences, Directorate of Medical Imaging & Radiotherapy Michele Zito, Boris Knovev, Muhammad Khan
 
11. Richard Williams Monitoring change in 3D environments with the help of indoor aerial vehicles. 1 October 2012 Boris Konev (60%) Frans Coenen (40%) Michael Fisher, Wiebe van der Hoek, Muhammad Khan
 
12. Fatima Abdullahi Data Structures and Algorithms to Support the Identification of Banded Patterns in N-value Data. 8 October 2012 Frans Coenen (60%) Russell Martin (40%) Piotr Krysta, Paul Dunne, Muhammad Khan
 
13. Sultan Alotaibi Ontology Alignment for Linked Open Data 8 October 2012 Terry Payne (60%) Frans Coenen (40%) Davide Grossi, Floriana Grasso and Frank Wolter
 
14. Esra'a Shdaifat Hierarchical classification ? February 2013 Frans Coenen (60%) Keith Dures (40%) TBA
 
15. Jeffrey Raphael Robot learning August 2013 Elizabeth Sklar (60%) Frans Coenen (40%) TBA
 

Current Research Assistants/Associates (RAs).

No.NameResearch DomainStart Data Notes
1.Muhammad Khan (RA)INMA Framework 7 project1 March 2011Co-supervisor: Clare Dixon.
2.Ayesh Alshukri (RA)Hit Search project3 September 2012"knowledge base advisor": Prudence Wong.
3.Kirsty Williams (RA)Your Sales Team Cloud project1 July 2013"knowledge base advisor": Boros Konev.
Liverpool PhD Mat Garcia at graduation
Liverpool PhD student Fatima Abullahi at the Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM) conference im St Petersburg, Russia (23 July 2014). (The building in the background is the Winter Palace.)
Liverpool PhD Mat Garcia at graduation
Liverpool PhD students at DEXA 2013
Mat Garcia Lunch After Viva
Liverpool PhD student Mat Garcia on the day of his graduation (11 December 2013)
Liverpool PhD student Wen (Wendy) Yu (left) and Kwankamon (Kwan) Dittakan (right) at The DEXA 2013 conference in Prague (27 August 2013)
Liverpool PhD student Mat Garcia celebrating after his viva, left to right: (i) Supervisor Frans Coenen, (ii) internal examiner Dave Jackson, (iii) Mat himself and (iv) external examiner Daniel Neagu (22 August 2013)
Mat Garcia, external examiner daniel neagu (left)
	and internal examiner Dave Jackson (right)
Ayesh alshukri Graduation 19 July 2013
Ayesh alshukri Graduation 19 July 2013
Liverpool PhD student Mat Garcia, internal examiner Dave Jackson (left) and external examiner Daniel Neagu (right), after the successful defence of his thesis (22 August 2013)
Liverpool PhD student Ayesh (Ash) Alshukri and supervisor Frans Coenen on the day of his graduation (19 July 2013)
Liverpool PhD student Ayesh (Ash) Alshukri, and supervisors Michele Zito (left) and Frans Coenen (right) on the day of his graduation (19 July 2013)
Subheya Salhi, 
	Matias Garcia Constantino, Kwankamon Dittakan,
Stephanie Chua graduation 12 December 2012
Liverpool PhD students (from L toR) Subheya Salhi, Mat Constantino and Kwankamon (Kwan) Dittakan presenting their work at AI-2012 (12-13 December 2012)
Liverpool PhD student Stephanie Chua and supervisor Frans Coenen on graduation day (12 December 2012)
2nd super Michele Zito, internal examiner Trevor Bench-Capon,
	Ayesh Alshukri and external examiner Nirmali Wiratunga (left)
Stephanie Chua, external examiner Jixin Ma (left)
	and internal examiner Dave Jackson (right)
Dr Muhammed Khan (left) and Liverpool PhD Mat Garcia (right)
From Left to Right: PhD supervisor Michele Zito, Internal Examiner Trevor Bench-Capon, Liverpool PhD Stephanie Ayesh (Ash) Alshukri and external examiner Nirmali Wiratunga, after the successful defence of Ayesh's thesis (16 November 2012)
Liverpool PhD Stephanie Chua, external examiner Jixin Ma (left) and internal examiner Dave Jackson (right), after the successful defence of her thesis (11 September 2012)
Dr Muhammed Khan (left) and Liverpool PhD Mat Garcia (right) presenting papers at the 8th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining (16-20 July 2012) in Berlin (Photo: Muhammed Khan)
Santhana Chaimontree, external examiner Prof. Miltos Petridis (left)
	and internal examiner Trevor Bench-Capon (right)
Hanfi Hijazi, external examiner Prof. Tim Ritchings (left)
	and internal examiner Boris Konev (right)
Liverpool PhD Santhana Chaimontree (centre), external examiner Prof. Miltos Petridis (left) and internal examiner Trevor Bench-Capon (right), after a successful defence of her thesis (26 July 2012)
Liverpool PhD Hanafi Hijazi (centre), external examiner Prof. Tim Ritchings (left) and internal examiner Boris Konev (right), after successful defence of his thesis (11 July 2012)
Hanfi Hijazi and Supervisors
Puteri Nohuddin Viva
Liverpool PhD Hanafi Hijazi (centre), and supervisors Frans Coenen (left) and Yalin Zheng (right), after a successful defence of his thesis (11 July 2012)
Liverpool PhD Puteri Nohuddin (centre), external examiner Prof. Sunil Vadera (left) and internal examiner Prof. Trevor Bench-Capon (right) after her successful defence of her thesis (21 June 2012)
Mohammed Khan after Graduation 2
Mohammed Khan after Graduation 2
Liverpool PhD student Ashraf El Sayed (left), external examiner Dr Mark Fisher (center) and internal examiner Boris Konev (right) after Ashraf's successful defence of his thesis (14 December 2011)
Liverpool PhD student Puteri Nohuddin receiving the best student paper prize at AI'2011 (Peterhouse College, Cambridge, 14 December 2011)
Ayersh Alshukri at MLDM 2011
Ayersh Alshukri at MLDM 2011
Mohammed Khan after Graduation 2
Liverpool PhD Chuntao (Geof) Jiang on the day of his graduation (14 December 2011)
Liverpool PhD students (L to R) Emmanuel Agiriga, Puteri Nohuddin, Matias Garcia Constantino and Ayesh Alshukri at AI2011 (Peterhouse College, Cambridge, 14 December 2011).
Liverpool PhD students (L to R) Matias Garcia Constantino, Puteri Nohuddin, Emmanuel Agiriga and Ayesh Alshukri at AI2011 (Peterhouse College, Cambridge, 14 December 2011).
Ayersh Alshukri at MLDM 2011
Mohammed Khan after Graduation 2
Mohammed Khan after Graduation 2
Liverpool PhD student Ayesh Alshukri presenting his work at MLDM'11 in New York (September 2011)
Liverpool PhD student Mat Garcia presenting his work at MLDM'11 in New York (September 2011)
Mohammed Khan on the day of his graduation (15 December 2010)
Ali Albashiri After Viva
Ali Albashiri, Maya Wardeh at Grafuation
Mohammed Khan on the day of his graduation (15 December 2010).
Liverpool PhD student Ali Albashiri (left) and Maya Wardeh (right), with there4 supervisor (center), at their graduation, 22 July 2010.
Ali Albashiri Receiving Prize
Kamal Ali Al Bashiri
Liverpool PhD student Ali Albashiri shortly after successfully defending his thesis (center), external examiner Miltos Petridis (Left), internal examiner Michele Zito (right), 29 March 2010.
Liverpool PhD student Ali Albashiri receiving the Libyan Student Association prize for outstanding achievement (London, 13 January 2010) (Photo from http://www.libyansu.org.uk/10/news09/amana/2010/takreem13012010.htm, sampled 27 January 2010).
Maya Wardeh and PhD Supervisors
Maya Wardeh and External Examiners
Liverpool PhD students Maya Wardeh (centre) and her PhD Supervisors, Frans Coenen (left) and Trevor Bench-Capon (right), immediately after successfully defending her thesis (29 January 2010).
Liverpool PhD students Maya Wardeh (left) and her External Examiner, Dr Tony Bagnal (University of East Anglia), immediately after successfully defending her thesis (29 January 2010).
Liverpool PhDs 2
AI2008 Group Photo
Liverpool PhD student Ashraf El Sayed receiving the best application paper prize at AI'2009 (Cambridge)
Liverpool PhD students at UKKDD'09 (Salford), from left to right: Chuntao (Geof) Jiang, Ashraf Ahmed, Kamal Ali Albashiri, Muhammad Khan, Frans Coenen, Hanafi Hijazi, Vassiliki Somaraki, Ayesh Alshukri, Santhana Chainmontree, Stephanie Li and Puteri Nohuddin.
Liverpool PhDs 2
AI2008 Group Photo
Liverpool PhD student Ali Albashiri receiving the "best student paper" award at AI 2008 (Cambridge).
Liverpool PhD students at AI 2008 (Cambridge), from left to right: Chuntao (Geof) Jiang, Santhana Chianmontree, Maya Wardeh, Frans Coenen, Ayesh Alshukri and Ali Albashiri (Photo: Ayesh Alshukri).



2. Past PhD Students and RAs

Past Post Graduate Research and PhD Students, Research Officers (ROs) and Research Assistants/Associates (RAs).

  1. Ayesh Alshukri (PhD), Data mining to establish Web Site Boundaries October 2008 to November 2012 (Graduated ). Second Supervisor: Michele Zito.
  2. Santhana Chaimontree (PhD), Agent Communication and Argumentation for MADM, October 2008 to September 2012 Graduated 12 December 2012). Second Supervisor: Katie Atkinson. Thesis.
  3. Stephanie Chu Hui Li (PhD), Rule Induction and Revision for Text Mining. October 2008 to September 2012 (Graduated 12 December 2012). Second Supervisor: Grant Malcolm.
  4. Mohd Hanafi bin Ahmad Hijazi(PhD), Retina image mining (classification) in Ophthalmology. November 2008 to July 20112 (Graduated 12 December 2012). Second Supervisor: Yalin Zheng (Unit of Ophthalmology, School of Clinical Sciences). Thesis.
  5. Puteri Nor Ellyza Nohuddin (PhD), Social Network Mining in The Dynamic Context: A Study Focussing on The UK Cattle Movement DB. December 2008 to May 2012 (Graduated 12 December 2012). Second Supervisor: Rob Christley (Institute for Biocomplexity, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences). Thesis. Winner of The 2011 British Computer Society Specialist Group on AI (BCS-SGAI) Prize for Best Student Paper (AI'11).
  6. Ashraf Ahmed El Sayed (PhD), Mining MRI Scan Images, November 2007 to July 2012 (Graduated 19 July 2012). Second Supervisor: Martha García-Fiñana (Division of Health Statistics). Thesis. Winner of the 2009 British Computer Society Specialist Group on AI (BCS-SGAI) Best Application Paper Prize (AI'09).
  7. Maya Wardeh (RA), Racewood KTP project (1 June 2010 - 31 May 2012). "knowledge base advisor": Boris Konev.
  8. Chuntao (Geof) Jiang (PhD), Weighted Frequent Subgraph Mining, April 2007 to December 2011 (Graduate 14 December 2011). Second Supervisor: Paul Leng (April 2007 to June 2008), Michele Zitto (June 2008 to December 2011). Thesis (2MB).
  9. Vassiliki Somaraki (Research Student), Trend Mining in Large Longitudinal Medical Databases: A study Focusing on Diabetic Retinopathy Data, October 2008 to December 2010.
  10. Muhammad Sulaiman Khan (PhD), Fuzzy Association Rule Mining, January 2007 to October 2010 (Graduated 15 December 2010), Registered at Liverpool Hope University, Co-supervised with Dr Maybin Muyeba (Liverpool Hope) up to December 2008, Dr David Reid (Liverpool Hope) January 2009 to December 2010.
  11. Yogesh Patel (RA); Engaged on Deeside KTP project (1 August 2008 - 31 July 2010). "knowledge base advisor": Katie Atkinson.
  12. Maya Wardeh (PhD), Data Mining Supported Argumentation, September 2006 to April 2010 (Graduated 22 July 2010), Thesis (9MB),
  13. Kamal Ali Albashiri (PhD), Multi-Agent Data Mining (MADM), September 2006 to May 2010 (Graduated 22 July 2010), Thesis (2MB). 2010 Libyan Student Association prize for outstanding achievement and winner of the 2009 British Computer Society Specialist Group on AI (BCS-SGAI) Best Application Paper Prize (AI'09). K. A. Albashiri, "EMADS: An Extendible Multi-Agent Data Miner". Winner of The 2008 British Computer Society Specialist Group on AI (BCS-SGAI) Prize for Best Student Paper (AI'08).
  14. Reshma Patel (RA); Engaged on Transglobal KTP project (1 June 2007 31 July 2009). "Knowledge base advisor" was Russel Martin.
  15. Will Costello (MPhil); A remote access protocol for Microscopy (commenced January 2003, part time, graduated December 2008).
  16. Yanbo (Justin) Wang (Ph.D.); Document pre-processing for Text Mining without language specific meta-knowledge, (September 2003 - April 2008). Graduated in June 2008.
  17. Neena Madan Devasar (PG Res. Stud.); Incremental Association Rule Mining (I-ARM), (September 2006 - May 2007).
  18. Shady Shidfar (PG Res. Stud.); Image Mining (November 2005 - January 2007).
  19. Joy Alatta (PG Res. Stud.); WWW Mining (September 2004 - January 2005).
  20. Riming Zhang (Visiting Scholar); Distributed Association Rule Mining (January 2004 - January 2005).
  21. Shakil Ahamed (Ph.D.); Association Rule Mining using Secondary Storage (Graduate December 2005).
  22. Christian Setzkorn (Ph.D.); GA's for Data Mining, Graduated June 2005.
  23. Graham Goulbourne (Ph.D.), KDD for FM project, co-supervised with Mr. P. Leng of the Department of Computer Science. Graduated in June 2002.
  24. P. Pan (RA), Z. Michaelides (RA) and J. Ho (RO), all working on the DOMAIN project (based in the Management School). (Domain EPSRC project).
  25. Azimi Agmed (Ph.D. based in Department of Architecture and Building Engineering), co-supervised with Dr. A. Browne, Suspended September 2001.
  26. Weidong Zhang (RA); engaged on the "Stoves" project (1999-June 2001)
  27. Phil Rolands (RA); engaged on the PETER (TCS) pallet tracking project (2000-2001).
  28. Andrew Street (RA); engaged on the PRIMA (TCS) business support project (August 2001 to December 2002).
  29. Lu Zhang (RA); engaged on the "Stoves" project (June 2001 to January 2003).

Also many MSc student project supervisions.

Justin Wang
Ali, Ashraf, Frans and Maya
Justin Wang and Frans Coenen shortly after Justin successfully defended his thesis, 10 April 2008 (Photo: Ji Ruan).
University of Liverpool UKKDD'08 (Bristol) delegates, from left to right: Ashraf El Sayed, Kamal Ali Albashiri, Frans Coenen and Maya Wardeh, 15 April 2008 (Photo: Chuntao (Geof) Jiang).
Liverpool PhDs 2
Shakil Ahmed at graduation
Liverpool PhD students at AI 2007 (Cambridge), from left to right: Maya Wardeh, Frans Coenen, Ashraf El Sayed, Kamal Ali Albashiri, and Chuntao (Geof) Jiang
Liverpool PhD student Shakil Ahmed on graduation day (5 July 2005) with PhD Supervisors Frans Coenen (left) and Paul Leng (right).
Shakil Ahmed
Shakil Ahmed
Liverpool PhD student Grahame Goulbourne receiving a recognition award at ES1999, Cambridge.
Liverpool PhD student Shakil Ahmed at ES2001, Cambridge.



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