SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Key Memberships
From May 2013 to present.
From January 2001 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Informatics Research Centre
From April 2013 to August 2015.
From October 2009 to April 2013.
Profile Summary

Sunil Vadera is the Dean of the School of Computing, Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

His research is driven by the desire to close the gap between theory and practice in AI and Data Mining.

His main interests are in developing and applying data mining methods such as decision tree induction, Bayesian networks, self-organising maps and neural networks.  His research has included using bayesian learning to develop a novel sensor validation model in collaboration with the Mexican Instituto de Electricas, a British Gas funded project applying data mining methods on SMART meters data, development of a system known as Dust-Expert for the Health and Safety Executive, and use of data mining for credit rating of sub-prime loans for East Lancashire Monelyline (IPS) Ltd.

He is principal investigator of the EC FP7  SEEDS project that aims to develop "Self learning Energy Efficient builDings and open Spaces" that is in collaboration with 8 European partners, including CEMOSA, Fraunhofer, Ferrovial and University of Stavanger. 

Sunil's was organising chair of the BCS Symposium on Knowledge Discovery and Data in 2009, co-Chair of the European Conference on Intelligent Management Systems in Operation in  2009, and  a Program Chair of the IFIP International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing in 2010 and 2012.

His research has been published in some of the leading outlets in Computer Science, including the Computer Journal, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data,  Expert Systems Journal, Expert Systems Applications, Foundation of Science,  Journal of Operational Research Society and IEEE Transactions of Power Systems.

Key Qualifications
1992
Key Projects
2018
Feb
KTP with RIPE Insurance
Innovate UK, 143,328.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (70%). Co-Investigator: M Saraee (30%).
2017
Sep
HEIF KE with Upturn Enterprise Ltd
Upturn Enterprise Ltd, 37,944.00.
Principal Investigator: M Saraee (90%). Co-Investigator: S Vadera (10%).
2017
Aug
KTP with Trak Global
Innovate UK, 146,246.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (100%).
2016
Nov
KTP with Car Finance 247 Ltd
Innovate UK, 129,666.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (70%). Co-Investigator: Y Li (30%).
2016
Jan
Privacy4Forensics
EC (Framework), 161,227.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (15%). Co-Investigator: A Dehghantanha (85%).
2014
Oct
KTP with Social Sense
Technology Strategy Board, 162,008.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (60%). Co-Investigator: M Rogers (40%).
2014
Jun
KTP with Idox Software Ltd
Technology Strategy Board, 131,983.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (90%). Co-Investigator: K Dayson (10%).
2011
Jun
SEEDS: Self learning Energy Efficient builDings and open Spaces
EC (Framework), 299,836.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (70%). Co-Investigators: W Swan (10%), F Meziane (20%).
2011
Mar
A Pilot Study in Data Mining for Customer Usage Patterns From SMART Meters
British Gas, 79,000.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (50%). Co-Investigators: M Saraee (25%), N Mellors (10%), A Steele (15%).
2010
Aug
Shorter KTP with East Lancashire Moneyline
Technology Strategy Board, 47,200.00.
Principal Investigator: S Vadera (75%). Co-Investigator: K Dayson (25%).
2007
Sep
KTP with East Lancashire Moneyline (IPS) Limited
Technology Strategy Board, 107,372.00.
Investigators: K Dayson (34%), S Vadera (66%).
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2010
Oct
2009
Apr

 

 

 

2004
Apr