• 7 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20162018
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Mark Elshaw has been a Researcher for 15 years in three different research groups: The Hybrid Intelligent Systems Group (University of Sunderland), the Speech and Hearing Group (Sheffield University) and Intelligent Computation Group (Coventry University). He has worked on and been part of the successful management team for UK and EU funded projects, and disseminated research findings via 30+ peer reviews publications, outreach events and numerous project reports. He has also edited 3 computational neuroscience books, organised conferences and seminars, helped in the creation of successful funding proposals, and is reviewer for various conferences and journals. He was part of the team who won the British Computer Society intelligent machine prize for a bio-inspired robot.

Area of Expertise:

Robotics, neural network, electronic noses, biological inspired computing systems.

Research Interests

Speech recognition; Robot-human interaction; Grounding of speech and actions in robots; Biomimetic robotics and their applications; Emotional production and recognition in robots; Use of an experimental-based methodology for creating intelligent systems

Vision Statement

I am particularly focused on the development of novel unsupervised neural memory architectures that take their inspiration from how the brain learns and performs prediction and recognition activities. Such inspiration comes from but is not limited to the mirror neuron system, reinforcement learning and working- and long-term memory in the brain. I am also interested in exploring how unsupervised neural approaches can be adapted to better process temporal data and the utilisation of an experimental-based methodology for developing companion social robot. Such a methodology would combine intelligent memory models within an integration architecture to develop a social robot that encourages beneficial lifestyle choices.

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Research Output 2016 2018

  • 7 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Article
Robots
Neural networks
Support vector machines
Feature extraction
Gabor filters
3 Citations

Stacked deep convolutional auto-encoders for emotion recognition from facial expressions

Ruiz-Garcia, A., Elshaw, M., Altahhan, A. & Palade, V. 3 Jul 2017 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2017-May, p. 1586-1593 8 p. 7966040

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

Neural networks
Classifiers
Robots
3 Citations

Deep Learning for Emotion Recognition in Faces

Ruiz-Garcia, A., Elshaw, M., Altahhan, A. & Palade, V. 13 Aug 2016 Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2016. Villa, A. E. P., Masulli, P. & Rivero, A. J. P. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Verlag, Vol. 9887, p. 38-46

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Network architecture
Feature extraction
Neural networks
Deep learning
1 Citations

Emotion Recognition Using Facial Expression Images for a Robotic Companion

Ruiz-Garcia, A., Elshaw, M., Altahhan, A. & Palade, V. 2016 Engineering Applications of Neural Networks. Jayne, C. & Iliadis, L. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Verlag, Vol. 629, p. 79-93

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Robotics
Robots
Multilayer neural networks
Support vector machines
Gabor filters

Smartphone Based Human Activity and Postural Transition Classification with Deep Stacked Autoencoder Networks

Hicks, L., Hedley, Y-L., Elshaw, M., Altahhan, A. & Palade, V. 2016 Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2016. Villa, A. E. P., Masulli, P. & Rivero, A. J. P. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Verlag, Vol. 9887, p. 535-536

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Smartphones

Activities 2009 2009

  • 1 Participation in conference

Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience

Elshaw, M. (Speaker)
30 Sep 20092 Oct 2009

Activity: Participation in conference