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 Current Research Projects

Academia and Industry Collaboration for Digital Pathology (AIDPATH)

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Jon Garibaldi (CI)  Mohammed Ahmed £78'368  EU 
Exploit the new and emerging digital pathology technologies effectively in order to process and model all the heterogeneous tissue-derived data for developing and evaluating new and more effective treatments that may revolutionize the care of patients with cancers and other diseases.
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School of Medicine
School of Psychology
 [612471] Nov 2013 Oct 2017  

 

Sustaining Urban Habitats

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Peer-Olaf Siebers (CI)  Sameh Zakhary £158'868 Leverhulme
The aim of this programme is to develop a distinctively interdisciplinary approach to producing and evaluating scenarios for sustainable living in urban habitats. With two transition cities in Europe (Nottingham, Stuttgart) and two growth cities in China (Chengdu, Shanghai) as our empirical focus, we will explore ways of combining environmental and economic modelling with social and cultural ethnographic work.
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Faculty of Engineering
School of Physics
School of Sociology
School of Geography

RP2013-SL-015 Mar 2015 Feb 2020  

 

Digital Catapult Fellowship Programme

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Christian Wagner (CI)   £404'797 EPSRC 
The Digital Catapult Researcher-in-Residence Programme is an RCUK funded programme designed to accelerate the transition of Digital Economy research to adoption by user in partnership with the Digital Catapult. Led from Nottingham in partnership with the University of Cambridge, the programme operates two rounds annually.
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    Apr 2015 Mar 2018 Funder Website

Bdellovibrio-bacterial Security-guards against Dangerous Pathogens

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Jamie Twycross (CI)   £126'916 DARPA
The Pathogen Predators program will demonstrate that infections caused by drug-resistant bacterial pathogens and bacterial threat agents might be effectively treated with live predatory bacteria. This approach would represent a significant departure from conventional antibacterial therapies that rely on small molecule antibiotics. While antibiotics have been remarkably effective in the past, their widespread use has led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections that are difficult or impossible to treat. The novel path explored in this program relies on the existence of predatory bacteria that prey upon and consume other Gram- negative bacteria. Our goals are to evaluate and use three strains of the predatory bacteria Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus as anti-pathogen agents. Through a combination of experimental lab work and computational modelling, we will evaluate these strains on five antibiotic resistant bacteria, and five NIAID CatA/B bio hazardous bacteria.
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School of Life Sciences
NUH Empath
WP11NF-1220003  Mar 2015 Mar 2016  

Nottingham Molecular Pathology Mode

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Jon Garibaldi (CI)  Saisakul Chernbumroong £404'818 MRC
Develop multidisciplinary research by synergizing work in areas of important clinical need and integrating computational/bioinformatics expertise. Create computational algorithms to model and analyse molecular pathology data (representing large existing well-phenotyped patient cohorts) to deliver clinically useful information.
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 School of Medicine MR/N005953/1  Jul 2015 Sept 2019  

Immunohopping

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Julie Greensmith (PI)   £81'658 Funder
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    Sept 2015 Aug 2016  

ADAM: Anthromophic Design for Advanced Manufacturing

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Uwe Aickelin (PI)   £ Funder
Realising an affordable, customised and high performance prosthesis will transform the lives of thousands of people with upper limb absence in the UK and millions on a global scale. With current advances in technology, manufacturing processes, design methods and data-handling techniques it is now possible to envisage a Design System that can integrate stakeholder input throughout the design process, thereby creating the next generation of anthropomorphic prosthetics and physical enhancements.
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School of Engineering
Mixed Reality Lab

  Nov 2015 Apr 2017  

Network for Integrated Behavioural Science

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Uwe Aickelin (CI)   £3'054'753 ESRC
The Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS) is a partnership among the Universities of Nottingham, Warwick and East Anglia.  It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) until December 2016.We are a cross-disciplinary group of researchers who develop and test models of human behaviour and behavioural change, and draw out their implications for the formulation and evaluation of public policy.
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   ES/K002201/1 Dec 2012 Dec 2016 Project Website 

 

Prototyping Open Innovation Models for ICT-Enabled Manufactoring in Food Packaging

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Christian Wagner (CI)   £1'827'278 EPSRC
This research intends to harness and develop ideas from the social media sphere, using the power of the ‘crowd’ to develop new products and types of packaging within the food industry.Involving a number of major industry partners the research will focus on designing a platform of ICT tools for state-of-the-art manufacturing processes allowing customers to be co-creators whilst products are being developed. The ICT tools and platform will gather content from users, organise those ideas, and integrate them with design and production systems.The advantage of using consumers in product development will be a shorter time to market for new products, and the ability to integrate the design and manufacturing process with people, so enabling customers to have ‘conversations’ with brands and manufacturers.
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  EP/K014234/1  Feb 2013 Jan 2018  

 

Multidisciplinary Research Centres in Synthetic Biology

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Jon Garibaldi (CI)
Jamie Twycross (CI)
  £14.3M BBSRC
Using synthetic biology to engineer microorganisms that can be used to manufacture the molecules and fuels that modern society needs in a cleaner and greener way. They aim to use bacteria to convert gasses that are all around us (such as carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)) into more desirable and useful molecules, reducing our reliance on petrochemicals
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    Apr 2014 Mar 2019  

 

Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training in My Life in Data

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Jon Garibaldi (CI)   £3'354'859 EPSRC
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  EP/L015463/1  Oct 2014 Mar 2023  

 

Bridging The Gaps: Systems Level Approaches to Antimicrobial Resistance

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Jamie Twycross (CI)   £491'232 EPSRC
The problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing challenge, not only in the context of healthcare but also in, for example, food safety and agriculture. The prevalence of resistant bugs such as MRSA has received widespread media coverage and the problems relating to resistance are now more widely recognised than ever before, as is the importance of developing new approaches, particularly given the increase in issues associated with multidrug resistant species. Our project draws on wide-ranging applicable expertise in engineering and the physical sciences that, in collaboration with biological-science researchers, clinicians and industry, offers hitherto unexploited opportunities to contribute significantly to addressing these very significant challenges. We are delivering a programme of activities that promotes new interdisciplinary collaborations across traditional boundaries between engineering, the physical sciences and the biological sciences.
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Mathmatical Sciences
(John King) 
EP/M027333/1 Feb 2015 Oct 2017  

 

Efficient Simulation of Next-Generation Synthetic and Systems Biology Models

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Jamie Twycross (CI)     University of Nottingham
Advanced Research Fellowship
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Horizon: Digital Economy Hub

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Uwe Aickelin (CI)   £12'584'584 EPSRC
Horizon will tackle the challenge of harnessing the power of ubiquitous computing for the digital economy in a way that is acceptable to our society and increases the quality of life for all. This will involve establishing a world-leading and sustainable centre of excellence for research and knowledge transfer for the ubiquitous digital economy.
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   EP/G065802/1 Oct 2009 May 2015  

 

Multiscale Modelling to Maximise Demand Side Management

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Uwe Aickelin (CI)   £612'659 EPSRC
To answer how the significant potential benefits of DSM can be maximised through the provision of a unified, versatile and affordable digital infrastructure that allows us to reason across a whole energy system and supports new ways to exchange information between dynamic multiscale DSM models.
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Areva, EON, Flexitricity, Internation Union for Electricity,
Scottish & Southern Energy, Scottish Power, Wilson Energy 
 EP/I000496/1 Sept 2010 Feb 2014  

 

Potential of Psychological Information to Inform Credit Scoring

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Uwe Aickelin (PI)   £60'438 Experian
The project utilizes psychological characteristics of Personality Profiles in order to guide Data Mining techniques that can explain economic behaviours and improve credit scoring models.
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Towards Data-Driven Environmental Policy Design

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Christian Wagner (PI)   £161'149 EPSRC
The Towards Data-Driven Environmental Policy Design research project is an inter-discilinary collaboration between the Western Australian Government and the School fo Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. It combines advances in uncertain data capture and computational intelligence with value-driven planning and policy making processes to provide data-driven conservation planning and policy making support mechanisms and tools which are evaluated in real-world conservation settings in Western Australia.
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Gov. Of Western
Australia
EP/K012479/1 May 2013 Oct 2014  

 

Opening Developing World Markets by Using Personal Data and Collaboration (NEODEM)

IMA Investigator(s) IMA Researcher(s) Funding Funder
Jon Garibaldi (CI)   £762'424 EPSRC
Through a combination of academic expertise; market intelligence expertise; and the combined experience of an extensive network of UK and international companies, create a platform that can provide businesses with information about those behavioural groups based on data streams that proliferate emerging economies.
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    Apr 2014 Mar 2016  

 

Projects IMA Lead Value Funder Reference
The LANCS Initiative in Foundational Operational Research Aickelin (PI) £1,914,106 EPSRC EP/F033214
Centre for Plant Integrative Biology Garibaldi (CI) £9,800,000 BBSRC BBD0196131
Next Generation Decision Support: Automating the Heuristic Design Process Garibaldi (CI) £2,666,765 EPSRC EP/D061571/1
Novel Approaches to Radio Therapy Planning and Scheduling Garibaldi (CI) £268,315 EPSRC EP/C549511/1
Hyper-heuristics for Scheduling, Rostering and Routing Garibaldi (PI) £31,828 EPSRC EP/D027039/1
Research Training Network for Bioinformatics Garibaldi (PI) £1,240,000 EU 2004-007597
Danger Theory: The Missing Link Between AIS and IDS Aickelin (PI) £657,407 EPSRC GR/S47809/01
Towards More General Optimisation/Search Systems Garibaldi (CI) £422,908 EPSRC GR/S70197/01
Computational Intelligence for Biopattern Analysis Garibaldi (PI) £320,000 EU 2002-23111
Service Level Agreement Based Schedule Heuristics Garibaldi (PI) £141,492 EPSRC GR/S67661/01
A Novel Routing Protocol for Large Scale Disconnected Environments Radenkovic (PI) £86,242 EPSRC EP/D062659/1
Multi-Sensor Data Fusion For Threat Analysis Aickelin (PI) £79,285 EPSRC CASE/SmithInst
The Supervisor: Towards A Human Scheduling Algorithm Aickelin (PI) £69,282 EPSRC GR/R92899/01
Automated Protocol for Protein Structure Comparison Garibaldi (CI) £66,314 BBSRC BB/C511764/1
Dendritic Cell Algorithm for GPS Multipath Mitigation Greensmith (CI) £13,000 EPSRC EP/E018580/1
Operational Research for Context Aware Intrusion Detection Aickelin (PI) £621,658 EPSRC EP/D071976/1
Multiscale Modelling to Maximise Demand Side Management Aickelin (CI) £612,659 EPSRC EP/I000496/1
Modelling and Analysing the Cargo Screening Process Aickelin (PI) £492,347 EPSRC EP/G004234/1
Energy Decision Making for Cities – Complexity Challenge Aickelin (PI) £254,133 EPSRC EP/G05956X/1
Expert Variation for Problems in Information Risk Garibaldi (PI) £37,196 GCHQ n/a
Pervasive Computing for Mass Participation in Environmental Monitoring Radenkovic (CI) £407,187 EPSRC EP/D0337801/1
Two Timescale Immunological Learning Aickelin (PI) £185,184 EPSRC EP/E003257/1
Towards A Framework for Modelling Variation Garibaldi (PI) £143,282 EPSRC EP/C542207/1
The Role Of Management Practices in Closing The Productivity Gap Aickelin (PI) £118,936 EPSRC EP/D503949/1
Collaborative Decision Making in Uncertain Environments Garibaldi (PI) £75,275 EPSRC CASE/SmithInst
An Investigation of Non-Deterministic Fuzzy Reasoning Garibaldi (PI) £67,451 EPSRC GR/R55085/02
Anne Mclaren Fellowship Greensmith (PI) £37,000 University n/a
Personalised Alpine Sports Enhancer Garibaldi (PI) £12,250 EPSRC EP/E018580/1
Context, Location & Language: A Thrilling Feasibility Study Greensmith (CI) £10,000 EPSRC EP/E018580/1
Novel Technologies for the Surveillance of Wildlife Infections Aickelin (CI) £5,000,000 EU 2009-222633
Nottingham Prognostic Index Plus Pathways Garibaldi (CI) £617,016 MRC MRC004553
Nottingham Prognostic Index Plus Collaborations Garibaldi (PI) £100,429 iNet n/a
IDEAS Factory Productivity Network – Closing The Gap Aickelin (PI) £109,686 EPSRC EP/D036623/1
ARTIST: A Network for ARTificial Immune SysTems Aickelin (CI) £62,564 EPSRC GR/S56627/02
European Travel Funding Aickelin (CI) £12,311 EPSRC GR/S42521/01
EUNITE: FP5 1st FET Network of Excellence Garibaldi (PI) £1,337 EU 2000-29207

 

 

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