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Data-Embedded-Networks (DEN) Lab

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Welcome to the Data-Embedded-Networks (DEN) Lab.

Here, my team and I work at the inter-section between data analytics and network science for applications in: critical infrastructures, smart cities, and multi-scale communication systems. My lab's mandate is simple: “To use data and network analysis to fundamentally improve the world by 10x.”

Details of my research grants can be found Here.


Research Strands

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Lab Members

My research team started in 2013, and continues to grow. Below is a list of current members:

Research Associates
  1. Vacancy (Turing) - resilience of complex networks (CHANCE grant)
  2. Vacancy (Ranplan) - machine learning with NLP (ODIN grant)
  3. Gerardo Aquino (Turing) - conflict prediction using statistical physics (GUARD grant)
  4. Iresha Atthanayake - molecular communications (MEDE grant)
  5. Xueke Lu - complex network dynamics (Honorary Fellow)

Past Research Associates (1): Ahmad Al-Shami (2015)

PhD Students
  1. Neha Gupta (PhD - 2014-18) - Driving Smart City Intelligence using Twitter Data (with Prof. Jarvis - EPSRC DTC: WISC)
  2. Guillem Mosquera (PhD - 2015-19) - Human Ecosystem: Network Interactions of Cities (with Dr. Johnson - EPSRC DTC: MathSys)
  3. John Gilchrist (PhD - 2016-20) - Mobile Sensing for Personal Health (with Prof. Pogrebna - SEED grant)
  4. Aseel Alturki (PhD - 2016-20) - Complex Networks for Critical Infrastructures (with Prof. Jarvis - EPSRC DTC: WISC)
  5. Arya Pamuncak (PhD - 2016-20) - Deep Learning for Structural Health Monitoring (with Dr. Laory)
  6. Lanting Zha (PhD - 2016-20) - DNA Modulation and Coding [with Dr. Elkashlan at QMUL]
  7. Mahmoud Abbaszadeh (PhD - 2017-21) - Molecular Signaling in Complex Environments (with Prof. Thomas - MolSig grant)
  8. Vacancy (PhD - 2017-21) - Molecular Tagging [with Dr. Eckford at York - ICON-23 grant]
  9. Maria Liatsikou (PhD - 2017-21) - Complex Water Networks (with Prof. Guymer - EPSRC DTC: WISC)

Past PhD Students (2): Song Qiu (2017), Hu Yuan (2016)

Awards in the DEN Lab

A number of academic achievements and awards were won in the past few years, including:

  • Semi-Finalist in Bell Labs Prize 2016
  • IET Award Winner 2015: Communications Category
  • IEEE Best Paper 2014: IEEE CSNDSP Conference (top 1%)
  • IEEE ComSoc PhD Student 2014 - 2nd Prize: Communication Technologies Changing the World (top 5%)
  • Finalist in Bell Labs Prize 2014 (top 2%)

Opportunities at DEN Lab

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in one of the above areas of research. Please

  • Step A - Self Check: I only consider students who have one or more of the following attributes:
    1) graduate from a top university; 2) strong publications at masters level; 3) awards for skills in certain areas
  • Step B - Email me directly with your interest and engage me in a conversation on:
    1) why you want to do a PhD with me; 2) what topics interest you; and 3) your ambitions in 5-10 years.
  • Step C - Funding Opportunities: I will engage you in a conversation on scholarship opportunities (see below).

If all is agreed, you should officially apply in confidence after Step C. Doctoral degrees with me can be highly theoretical, or industrially applied.

PhD Funding Pathways

Warwick Unviersity - Chancellor's International Scholarship
Chinese Scholarship Council
EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre for Smart Cities (UK only - 10% International)
Alan Turing Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

If you are interested in pursuing a PD fellowship with me, please contact me directly. There are many funding bodies in Warwick, nationally, and internationally; and I would expect that you already have a strong idea on the main thesis of the fellowship. Opportunities:

Leverhulme Fellowship
Marie Curie Fellowship
IAS Fellowship (Warwick)
Research Grants


Professional Acitivities

Standards
IEEE 1906.1-2015 - Recommended Practice for Nanoscale and Molecular Communication Framework

Editorships
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications (JSAC'14) -- MBMC Series

General Chair / Organizer
CUSP Workshop on Mobile Sensing, New York, USA, 19-22 Mar 2013
EAI Int. Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, Coventry, United Kingdom, Oct 2014

Symposium and TPC Chair
IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT'15) - 1 Symposium, Liverpool, UK
IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'13) -- 3 Symposiums, Shanghai, China
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring'10) -- 1 Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan

Technical Program Committee Member
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'18) -- WCS Track, CT Track, Kansas, USA
IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom'17) -- MBMC Track, Singapore
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'17) -- MBMC Track, Paris, France
IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom'16) -- MBMC Track, Washington, USA
IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC'16), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom'15) -- MBMC Track, San Diego, USA
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'15) -- 3 Tracks, London, United Kingdom
IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'15) -- 1 Workshop, New Orleans, USA
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications (JSAC'14) -- Heterogeneous Network
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'14) -- 1 Track, Sydney, Australia
IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles Expo (ICCVE'14), Vienna, Austria
IEEE Science and Information Conference (SAI'14), London, United Kingdom
IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles Expo (ICCVE'13), Las Vegas, USA
IEEE Big Data Conference 2013 -- 1 Workshop, New York, USA
IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom'12) -- 1 Workshop, California, USA
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring'12) -- 1 Workshop, Yokohama, Japan

Standards Workshop
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI'12) Energy Efficiency Workshop in Genoa, Italy