Dr Allan Tucker
Allan Tucker is Reader in the Department of Computer Science where he heads the Intelligent Data Analysis Group consisting of 17 academic staff, 15 PhD students and 4 post-docs. He has been researching Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for 21 years and has published 120 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on data modelling and analysis. His research work includes long-term projects with Moorfields Eye Hospital where he has been developing pseudo-time models of eye disease (EPSRC - £320k) and with DEFRA on modelling fish population dynamics using state space and Bayesian techniques (NERC - £80k). Currently, he has projects with Google, the University of Pavia Italy, the Royal Free Hospital, UCL, Zoological Society of London and the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. He is academic lead on an Innovate UK, Regulators’ Pioneer Fund (£740k) with the Medical and Health Regulatory Authority on benchmarking AI apps for the NHS. He serves regularly on the PC of the top AI conferences (including IJCAI, AAAI, and ECML) and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Informatics and Decision Making. He is hosting a special track on "Explainable AI" at the IEEE conference on Computer Based Medical Systems in 2019. He has been widely consulted on the ethical and practical implications of AI in health and medical research by the NHS, and the use of machine learning for modelling fisheries data by numerous government thinktanks and academia.
Selected Invited talks • Transparency and the Importance of Explanation, International Congress on the Exploration of the Sea ASC 2019 • How to Analyse Big Data, The Royal Society of Medicine (KEYNOTE), 2014 • Artificial Intelligence, Useful Tools or Robot Overlords, Skeptics in the Pub, London 2014 • Machine Learning Approaches to Modelling Fisheries Data, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, 2013 • The Intelligent Data Analysis of Natural Process Data, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (also to Makerere University School of Computing and IT, Uganda via Skype) 2012 • Integrating marine biomass data using foodweb expertise, British Ecological Society, 2012 • Probabilistic Models for Understanding Ecological Data: Case studies in Seeds, Fish and Coral, Computational Sustainability, 2012 (KEYNOTE) • Bioinformatics tools in predictive ecology: applications to fisheries, The Royal Society 2011(KEYNOTE)
Program Committees I am / have been on the program committee for many international conferences including: • Knowledge Discovery in Databases - KDD (Research), • AI in Medicine (Board Member), • American Association for AI conference - AAAI, • International Joint Conference in AI - IJCAI • General chair for the A ranked (ERA) symposia IDA 2013 (Council Member),
I review for numerous journals including: • Nature Protocols, • PLOS ONE, • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, • AI in Medicine, • Journal of Biomedical Informatics (on Editorial Board)
Newest selected publications
Shepperd, M., Guo, Y., Li, N., Arzoky, M., Capiluppi, A., Counsell, S., (2019) 'The Prevalence of Errors in Machine Learning Experiments'.20th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL). Springer International Publishing. pp. 102 - 109. ISSN: 0302-9743 Open Access Linket al.
Yousefi, L., Swift, S., Arzoky, M., Sacchi, L., Chiovato, L. and Tucker, A. (2019) 'Opening the black box: Exploring temporal pattern of type 2 diabetes complications in patient clustering using association rules and hidden variable discovery'.2019 IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS). Cordoba, Spain. 5 - 7 June. IEEE. pp. 198 - 203. ISSN: 2372-9198
Jilani, MZMB., Tucker, A. and Swift, S. (2019) 'An application of generalised simulated annealing towards the simultaneous modelling and clustering of glaucoma'. Journal of Heuristics, 25 (6). pp. 933 - 957. ISSN: 1381-1231 Open Access Link
Scutari, M., Vitolo, C. and Tucker, A. (2019) 'Learning Bayesian networks from big data with greedy search: computational complexity and efficient implementation'. Statistics and Computing, 29 (5). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 0960-3174 Open Access Link
Yousefi, L., Swift, S., Arzoky, M., Saachi, L., Chiovato, L. and Tucker, A. (2019) 'Opening the Black Box: Discovering and Explaining Hidden Variables in Type 2 Diabetic Patient Modelling'.2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM). Madrid, Spain. 24 - 6 December. IEEE. pp. 1040 - 1044. ISSN: 2156-1125 Open Access Link