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    Statistical machine learning, Nonlinear signal processing, System identification, Network inference, Computational neuroscience. Please see 'PhD project' section or for more details.

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    My current research interests lie at the interface of control systems engineering, signal processing and neuroscience/biology. Over the years, I have been developing nonlinear system identification and frequency-domain techniques to study complex nonlinear interactions in human brain network, and use such nonlinear features to improve the diagnosis of neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and seizures, from neurophysiological signals like electroencephalogram (EEG). I am also interested in statistical machine learnig, network inference and their applications in neuroscience and systems biology, such as identifying complex regulatory mechanisms in cellular (metabolic, genetic) networks.

    Currently, I co-lead the 'Digital Health' Cross Cutting Theme at Coventry University. I am a member of EPSRC Peer Review College, a member of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) Peer Review College and a Senior Member of IEEE. I am an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabilitation Eng.Frontiers in Neurology, and IET Healthcare Technology Letters, Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience/Neuroinformatics, and a reviewer for international funding bodies, including EPSRC and Royal Society. I previously held research positions at Imperial College London (Theoretical Systems Biology group), University of Sheffield, and University of Manchester (Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology). I received a PhD and an MSc (distinction) in control engineering from University of Manchester.

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    • Module leader - 7089CEM, Introduction to Statistical Methods for Data Science
    • Lecturer - 230MP Advanced Matlab: Data Science and ML
    • Supervisor - 300COM Final year project, M08CDE MSc project
    • Module leader - CPE6005/CPE422 Bio-systems Engineering and Computational Biology, 2015 - 2017, University of Sheffield.

    Research Interests

    Computational Neuroscience - Nonlinear systems identification, Signal processing and Causality analysis

    • NARMAX model-based nonlinear frequency analysis & causality analysis
    • Nonlinear time-frequency modelling and diagnosis of neurological disorders (e.g. seizures, Alzheimer’s disease) based on neurophysiological recordings: EEG, EMG, fMRI

    Computational Systems Biology

    • Bayesian inference for parameter estimation and model selection
    • Optimal and Bayesian model-based experimental design
    • Network inference for complex biochemical regulatory pathways

    Projects & Grants:

    • PI, EPSRC (EP/X020193/1), Characterising Neurological Disorders with Nonlinear System Identification and Network Analysis, Dec 2023 - May 2026.
    • Co-I, EPSRC (EP/W036770/1), Information geometric theory of neural information processing and disorder, Feb 2023 – Feb 2024.
    • Co-I, EPSRC N-code (EP/W035030/1) seed project, Non-invasive Brain-computer-interfaces for Remote Rehab and Training of Motor Skills, Dec 2023 - Dec 2024.

    PhD Project

    If you are interested to do a PhD in statistical machine learning, nonlinear signal processing/system identification, network science with possible applications in neuroscience or systems biology, or apply for a postdoc Fellowship or a visiting position, please get in touch with me. Currently, I have the following position open (please email me your CV first):

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    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    External positions

    Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

    Jan 2024 → …

    Member, EPSRC Peer Review College

    2024 → …

    Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neurology

    Sept 2023 → …

    Associate Editor, IET Healthcare Technology Letters, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

    Sept 2022 → …

    Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics

    Jun 2022 → …

    Member, UKRI Talent Peer Review College (PRC)

    Jul 2021 → …

    Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience

    Mar 2020 → …

    Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


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