External Examiner Duties
(University of London, United Kingdom, December 2006).
PhD Thesis Title: Inference of Gene Relations from Microarray Experiments by Abductive Reasoning
Candidate: Irene V. Papatheodorou
Honours and Awards
Short-listed for a World Technology Award (The World Technology Network, September 2004).
The World Technology Network short-listed The Robot Scientist for a World Technology Award under the IT - Software (Individual) category.
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
GlaxoSmithKline (UK and USA) (January 1998 to January 2009).
Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca) (United Kingdom, January 1993 to April 1996).
Invited Papers and Lectures
Acquiring Biological Grammars Using Inductive Logic Programming (Bioinformatics theme day on Inductive Logic Programming, IRISA, Rennes, France, January 2006).
One of only two speakers from the UK.
Seminar (University of Stirling, United Kingdom, September 2005).
What Bioinformatics Applications Demand of Abduction and Induction (Workshop entitled "Integration of Abduction and Induction in AI", Edinburgh, United Kingdom, July 2005).
One of only three speakers from the UK; the other five were from overseas.
Seminar (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 2005).
Combining Inductive Logic Programming, Active Learning and Robotics to Discover the Function of Genes (Machine Intelligence 18, York, United Kingdom, September 2001).
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.
Inductive Logic Programming and its Application to Molecular Biology (Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry entitled "Applications of AI in the Sciences", University of Teesside, United Kingdom, June 2000).
Are grammatical representations useful for learning from biological sequence data? - a case study (Real World Knowledge Mining workshop, Information Media Center, Science University of Tokyo, Japan, December 1999).
The only person from the UK that presented a paper.
Efficient Biological Grammar Acquisition (Two Aberdeen newspapers: The Press and Journal and The Evening Express, United Kingdom, June 2007).
An Inductive Logic Programming Approach to Learning which uORFs Regulate Gene Expression (Two Aberdeen newspapers: The Press and Journal and The Evening Express, United Kingdom, May 2007).
The Robot Scientist (Dozens of newspapers and magazines across the globe, January 2004).
The Robot Scientist (Radio Scotland, United Kingdom, January 2004).
ASE-Progol (New Scientist, 2279, p29, February 2001).
Memberships of External Bodies
Associate Member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. (United Kingdom, December 2012).
Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (United Kingdom, March 1995 to January 2015).
Elected Member of the Senate of the University of Salford. (United Kingdom, August 2012).
Other Evidence of External Esteem
Peer Reviewer of a proposal submitted to the EPSRC (United Kingdom, December 2012).
Peer Reviewer of a proposal submitted to the EPSRC (United Kingdom, August 2011).
Reviewer for the European Commission (March 2005).
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".