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  • 868 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
20032020

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Biography

Dr Rahat Iqbal is a senior academic with 18 years’ experience in industrial and academic roles. His main research interests lie in Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence and Energy Efficient Communication Protocols. He is leading  the Research Group in Big Data and IoT in the Institute for Future Transport and Cities.

 

Dr Iqbal has supervised to completion 15 PhD students.  He serves on programme committee and advisory committee of many international conferences and journals. He has published more 130 papers in international journals, conferences, book chapters and workshops.  He has also co-invented 5 patents relating to biologically inspired deep machine learning approaches for fault detection & isolation, route optimisation and monitoring driving.

 

Dr Iqbal is a principle investigator on a two-year project (£750,000) titled “Flood Ultra-Cognitive Dendrite (FLUD)” funded by Innovate UK and PlaTcom Venturs, Malaysia under the Technology Programme “Newton fund: UK-Malaysia urban Innovation Challenge 2017 Competition for funding.

 

Dr Iqbal is a principle investigator for knowledge transfer partnership and spin-out company, a supplier of high-tech intelligent data-driven solutions. He is seconded to work as CEO at Interactive Coventry Limited.

 

Dr Iqbal was principle investigator on 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.

 

From 2013 – 2015, Dr Iqbal worked on a number of Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) projects in collaboration with Infinity Wireless Ltd, Modus IT Ltd to develop high-tech solutions relating to data recovery apps and big data analytics for businesses. He was principle investigator on a two year project (2011-2013) “Development of an innovation teaching tool using web/mobile and service oriented technologies” funded by Technology Strategy Board Project in collaboration with Currant limited.

 

From 2009 - 2013, he was principle investigator for an EPSRC funded project titled “Task Sensitive Search Recommender System Based on Relevance Feedback”. The project was carried out in collaboration with Trinity Expert Systems.

 

From 2007 – 2009, he was involved in a number of projects to introduce novel teaching, learning and assessment methods. These projects were funded by Coventry University, CILASS: Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sheffield. Also over this period, he was involved in a number of industrial consultation activities.

 

Dr Iqbal was also involved in the project management and development of the EU FP7 project CHIL (Computers in Human Interaction Loop) at the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands.

 

Research Interests

Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Information Retrieval, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Energy Efficient Communication Protocols.

Vision Statement

Dr Rahat Iqbal is leading a Research Group in Big Data and IoT in the Institute of Future Transport and Cities with a strong ambition to achieve major innovations in big data analytics research and deliver high impact industrial and commercial applications addressing challenges in smart cities and industry 4.0.

External positions

External Examiner for Arab Open University, Kuwait by OU, UK

1 Apr 20191 Apr 2023

CEO of Interactive Coventry Ltd (spin out company)

23 Nov 2015 → …

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Research Output

Big data analytics: Computational intelligence techniques and application areas

Iqbal, R., Doctor, F., More, B., Mahmud, S. & Yousuf, U., Apr 2020, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 153, 119253.

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  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
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    Big Data analytics and Computational Intelligence for Cyber–Physical Systems: Recent trends and state of the art applications

    Iqbal, R., Doctor, F., More, B., Mahmud, S. & Yousuf, U., Apr 2020, In : Future Generation Computer Systems. 105, p. 766-778 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    A Method for Monitoring the Operational State of a System

    Maniak, T. J., Iqbal, R. & Doctor, F., 22 May 2019, IPC No. G05B 23/02 (2006.01), Patent No. GB2554038A, 4 May 2016, Priority date 4 May 2016, Priority No. GB1607820.6A

    Research output: Patent

  • An integrated approach for intrinsic plagiarism detection

    Alsallal, M., Iqbal, R., Palade, V., Amin, S. & Chang, V., Jul 2019, In : Future Generation Computer Systems. 96, p. 700-712 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    35 Downloads (Pure)

    Convolutional Neural Network for CORE Sections Identification in Scientific Research Publications

    Muhammad, B. A., Iqbal, R., James, A. & Nkantah, D., 14 Nov 2019, Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning – IDEAL 2019: 20th International Conference, Manchester, UK, November 14–16, 2019, Proceedings, Part I. Yin, H., Camacho, D., Tino, P., Tallón-Ballesteros, A. J., Menezes, R. & Allmendinger, R. (eds.). 1 ed. Springer International Publishing, p. 265 - 273 9 p. (Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI; vol. 11871)(Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 11871).

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

  • Activities

    • 10 Participation in conference
    • 8 Editorial activity

    MDPI (Publisher)

    Victor Chang (Guest Editor), Rahat Iqbal (Guest Editor)
    20 Mar 202031 Oct 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (Journal)

    Victor Chang (Guest Editor), Mohamed Abdel-Basse (Guest Editor), Rahat Iqbal (Guest Editor), Gary Wills (Guest Editor)
    1 Apr 20201 Sep 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Future Generation Computer Systems (Journal)

    Zhihan Lv (Guest Editor), Rahat Iqbal (Guest Editor), Victor Chang (Guest Editor)
    1 Sep 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence (Journal)

    Rahat Iqbal (Guest Editor)
    1 Jan 20101 Jan 2011

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence (Journal)

    Rahat Iqbal (Guest Editor)
    1 Jan 20101 Jan 2011

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity