Personal profile


Dr Faiyaz Doctor is a Senior lecturer in computing with over 10 years’ experience in industrial and academic roles, engaged in research and development projects focusing on the design and implementation of intelligence systems for various real world application domains: smart environments, elderly care, energy optimization, data analytics and decision-making. His work has resulted in high profile innovation awards (Best KTP Regional Finalist 2011, Load Stafford Award for Innovation 2009).

Dr Doctor is currently principle investigator on a two-year project (2017-2019) “Data driven computational models for prediction and simulation of path dependences in complex dynamic labour market systems” funded through evidence for policy design centre for international development at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA and Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Previously he has co-investigated a one year project (2012-2013) “Driver’s intent prediction: self-learning car initiative” funded by Technology Strategy Board funded in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. He has also co-founded a Coventry University spin-out company (Interactive Coventry Ltd), supplying high-tech intelligent data-driven solutions where he is Director of Research. He has also previously received funding from the Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN) for a commercial collaboration with a regional business (2014-2015). He has also been involved in commercialisation of academic research where he is principle and co-inventor of two patents for novel neuro-fuzzy and deep learning algorithms (WO/2009/141631, GB1607820.6).

Dr Doctor has published over 50 papers in peer reviewed international journals, conferences and workshops. He is currently a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society’s (CIS) Emergent Technologies Technical Committee (ETTC), chairs the ‘ETTC Task Force on Affective Computing’ and has been co-organizer of the special session on Computational Intelligence for Physiological and Affective Computing (CIPAC) at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2016, 2014) and the special session on Fuzzy Systems for Physiological and Affective Computing (FSPAC) at the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (2015, 2017). He has been a guest editor for the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), Thematic Issue on Affect Aware Ubiquitous Computing and has served as co-organiser of the International Workshop on Applications of Affective Computing in Intelligent Environments (ACIE 2013, 2014) in conjunction with the International Conference on Intelligent Environments. He is also and member of the IEEE and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Research Interests

His research interests include: computational intelligence, fuzzy logic, type-2 fuzzy logic, neural networks, hybrid systems, ambient intelligence, pervasive and affective computing. Other areas of interest also include: embedded agents, intelligent machines, novel applications of computational intelligence to biomedical, healthcare, decision modelling and decision support applications.

Vision Statement

To develop novel real world ambient intelligent and pervasive systems using computational intelligence techniques for providing learning, modelling and smart recommendation capabilities in user centred environments. Current focus is on how affective and physiological computing can impact our everyday lives by monitoring, recognising and acting on information and signals from the body. Understanding these sensing modalities in context of ambient aware and ubiquitous computing environments will reveal a richer picture of how our physiological responses and affective states (emotions) and trajectories are a reaction to or influence how we implicitly or explicitly interact with the environment and computing artefacts within.

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Research Output 2008 2017

A fuzzy computational model of emotion for cloud based sentiment analysis

Karyotis, C., Doctor, F., Iqbal, R., James, A. & Chang, V. 10 Feb 2017 In : Information Sciences. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning systems
Application programming interfaces (API)
Fuzzy logic
Computer systems

An intelligent framework for emotion aware e-healthcare support systems

Doctor, F., Karyotis, C., Iqbal, R. & James, A. 9 Feb 2017 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 9 p. 7850044

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

Health care
Fuzzy logic
Quality of service

Design implications for task-specific search utilities for retrieval and re-engineering of code

Iqbal, R., Grzywaczewski, A., Halloran, J., Doctor, F. & Iqbal, K. 2017 In : Enterprise Information Systems. 11, 5, p. 738-757 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information retrieval systems
Recommender systems
1 Citations

Fuzzy Rule Based Profiling Approach For Enterprise Information Seeking and Retrieval

Alhabashneh, O., Iqbal, R., Doctor, F. & James, A. 5 Jan 2017 In : Information Sciences. 394-395, p. 18-37 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fuzzy rules
Linear regression

Interval Valued Data Enhanced Fuzzy Cognitive Map: Towards an Approach for Autism Deduction in Toddlers

Al Farsi, A., Doctor, F., Petrovic, D., Chandran, S. & Karyotis, C. 14 Mar 2017 p. (in press) 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Soft computing
Fuzzy sets
Decision support systems
Decision making

Activities 2014 2016

  • 6 Participation in conference

2016 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

Doctor, F. (Organiser)
24 Jul 201629 Jul 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems

Doctor, F. (Organiser)
2 Aug 20155 Aug 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

2015 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Doctor, F. (Organising Committee)
20 Nov 201522 Nov 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

2014 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

Doctor, F. (Organiser)
6 Jun 201411 Jun 2014

Activity: Participation in conference