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Anne James is Professor of Data Systems Architecture in the Distributed Systems and Modelling Applied Research Group at Coventry University. She obtained her BSc degree at Aston University, UK in 1980 and her PhD at the University of Wolverhampton UK in 1986. She specialised in the area of data management in her PhD. Since then Anne has been active in teaching in higher education and in participating in research projects as part of national and international teams. Her main duties currently involve leading research, supervising research students and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The research interests of Professor James are in the general area of creating distributed systems to meet new and unusual data and information challenges. Examples of current projects are the development of Quality of Services in grid computing, the construction of special techniques to accommodate appropriate handling of web transactions, the development of advanced systems for information retrieval, the advancement of intelligent collaborative systems and the use of parallel processing to improve performance in the context of a mass data environment.

Professor James has successfully supervised around 30 research degrees and has published around 150 papers in peer reviewed journals or conferences.

Research Interests

Data modelling; Information retrieval

Vision Statement

A lack of methods for harnessing data to create knowledge inspired my research. Static and dynamic aspects, management and retrieval methods, distribution architectures, heterogeneous systems, interoperability and semantic web are all factors in an increasingly complex field. And the data keeps growing!. The way data is handled is crucial to the new application areas of computer science. Home and building energy systems, digital health monitoring, pervasive systems, enterprise systems, digital entertainment, forensics , control and automation all require the backbone of intelligent and efficient data handling systems together with reliable distribution and exchange of data. Let’s go solve!

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Research Output 2002 2019

Detailed Identification of Fingerprints Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Shehu, Y. I., Ruiz-Garcia, A., Palade, V. & James, A., 17 Jan 2019, Proceedings - 17th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, ICMLA 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1161-1165 5 p. 8614212

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Neural networks
3 Citations (Scopus)
Virtual reality
6 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)

A fuzzy computational model of emotion for cloud based sentiment analysis

Karyotis, C., Doctor, F., Iqbal, R., James, A. & Chang, V., Apr 2018, In : Information Sciences. 433-434, p. 448-463

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sentiment Analysis
Information science
Fuzzy Model
Computational Model
Learning systems
1 Citation (Scopus)

Detection of fingerprint alterations using deep convolutional neural networks

Shehu, Y. I., Ruiz-Garcia, A., Palade, V. & James, A., 27 Sep 2018, Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2018 - 27th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, 2018, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, p. 51-60 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11139 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Neural Networks
Neural networks
Neural Network Model

Sokoto Coventry Fingerprint Dataset

Shehu, Y. I., Ruiz-Garcia, A., Palade, V. & James, A., 24 Jul 2018, (Submitted) In : ArxiV.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 1981 2010

  • 106 Participation in conference
  • 5 Editorial activity
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design

Anne James (Organising Committee)
14 Apr 201016 Apr 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Journal)

Anne James (Guest Editor)
10 Jun 2010

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

International Conference on Databases and Expert Systems

Anne James (Organising Committee)
30 Aug 20103 Sep 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

1st International Workshop on Cloud Applications and Security CAS'10

Anne James (Organising Committee)
8 Nov 201011 Nov 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ECKM 2010

Anne James (Speaker)
2 Sep 20103 Sep 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference