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Dr Christopher Bryant
Dr Christopher Bryant
postal addressRoom N213, School of Computing, Science and Engineering,, Newton Building, , University of Salford, , United Kingdom, M5 4WT.
email addressc.h.bryant@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44(0)161-295-6915
website addresshttp://www.salford.ac.uk/computing-science-engineering/cse-academics/chris-bryant
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
From September 2015 to present.
From October 2009 to April 2013.
Associate Member of Research Centre: Biochemistry, Drug Design & Cancer Research Centre
From October 2009 to September 2011.
Profile Summary

Chris Bryant's research is concerned with the development and application of machine learning algorithms.  Areas of machine learning of interest include rule induction, relational data mining and inductive logic programming.  The main focus of the applications are contemporary, challenging problems in molecular biology.

 

Specific interests include:

  • automating some aspects of the scientific method - Forming hypotheses, devising trials to discriminate between these competing hypotheses, and then using the results of these trials to converge upon an accurate hypothesis.
  • biological grammar acquisition - generating grammars for biological sequences using machine learning;
  • refinement of biological networks - Discovering refinements to biological networks, such as metabolic pathways, using machine learning.

 

Previous real-world applications include:

  • Predicting the coupling preference of GPCR proteins.
  • Recognising human neuropeptide precursors.
  • Predicting which of the upstream Open Reading Frames in S.cerevisiae regulate gene expression.
  • Discovering how genes participate in the aromatic amino acid pathway of S.cerevisiae.
  • Recommending chiral stationary phases based on the structural features of an enantiomer pair.
     
Key Qualifications
1996
1993
1990
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Letters in Journals
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
External Examiner Duties
2006
Dec

PhD Thesis Title: Inference of Gene Relations from Microarray Experiments by Abductive Reasoning

Candidate: Irene V. Papatheodorou

Honours and Awards
2004
Sep

The World Technology Network short-listed The Robot Scientist for a World Technology Award under the  IT - Software (Individual) category.

Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
1998
Jan
1993
Jan
Invited Papers and Lectures
2006
Jan

One of only two speakers from the UK.

2005
Sep
2005
Jul

One of only three speakers from the UK; the other five were from overseas.

2005
May
2001
Sep

Eighteenth workshop in the Machine Intelligence founded by Donald Michie in 1965.

One of only four speakers from the UK; the other eleven were from overseas.

2000
Jun
1999
Dec

The only person from the UK that presented a paper.

Media Appearances
2007
Jun
2007
May
2004
Jan
2004
Jan
2001
Feb
Memberships of External Bodies
2012
Dec
1995
Mar
Other
2012
Aug
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2012
Dec
2011
Aug
2005
Mar

One of only two reviewers during the 2nd year of the EU Framework VI project (FP6-508861) entitled "Application of Probabilistic Inductive Logic Programming II".