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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 2003 2019

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

Monitoring
Engines
Markov processes
Sensors
20 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
File
Semantics
Bayesian networks
Multilayer neural networks
Support vector machines
2 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Fault Detection and Isolation in Industrial Processes Using Deep Learning Approaches

Iqbal, R., Maniak, T., Doctor, F. & Karyotis, C., 1 May 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. 15, 5, p. 3077 - 3084 8 p., 8654684.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Fault detection
Quality control
Remote sensing
Control systems
Deep learning
7 Downloads (Pure)

Intelligent Remote Monitoring of Parking Spaces using Licensed and Unlicensed Wireless Technologies

Iqbal, R., Maniak, T. J. & Karyotis, C., 31 Jul 2019, In : IEEE Network Magazine. 33, 4, p. 23 - 29 7 p., 8782872.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Parking
User interfaces
Monitoring
Sensors
Railroad cars
4 Citations (Scopus)
27 Downloads (Pure)

A Combined CNN and LSTM Model for Arabic Sentiment Analysis

Alayba, A., Palade, V., England, M. & Iqbal, R., 24 Aug 2018, Cross Domain Conference for Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction: CD-MAKE 2018. Springer International Publishing, Vol. 11015. p. 179-191 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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

Open Access
File
Neural networks
Processing
Speech recognition
Data structures
Image processing

Activities 2003 2010

  • 10 Participation in conference
  • 5 Editorial 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

Journal of Computer and System Sciences (Journal)

Rahat Iqbal (Guest Editor)
1 Jan 20101 Jan 2011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Future Generation Computer Systems (Journal)

Rahat Iqbal (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 2009

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Expert Systems with Applications (Journal)

Rahat Iqbal (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 2007

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity