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Research area(s)

The main research fields of Dr Kalganova are in Artificial Intelligence and its real-life applications:

Evolutionary Design and Optimisation, Evolvable hardware, Modelling and optimisation of Large Systems, Operational research, Robotics, Swarm optimisation. 

Research supervision

  • R. Swash, Holographic 3D technology: Camera / Processing/ Display, Brunel University London, expected viva – 17th December 2013 (1st supervisor).
  • B. Ali, Evolutionary Algorithms for synthesis and optimisation of sequential logic circuits, Napier University, 2000 – 2003 (awarded PhD degree, 2nd supervisor).
  • A. Serguieva, Computational intelligence techniques in asset risk analysis, Brunel University London, 2000 – 2004 (awarded PhD degree, 1st supervisor).
  • E. Stomeo, Design large logic circuits using evolvable hardware, Brunel University London, 2003 – 2006 (awarded PhD degree, 1st supervisor)
  • O. Fan, Design in 3D space using evolutionary algorithms, Brunel University London, Autumn 2002 – Summer 2009 (awarded MPhil degree, 2nd supervisor)
  • C. Lambert, Design of intrinsic multi-chip evolvable hardware system, Brunel University London, Autumn 2003 – September 2007 (awarded PhD degree, 1st supervisor)
  • Y. Sapargaliyev, Consumer-triggered EHW, Brunel University London, Spring 2005 – Summer 2011 (awarded PhD degree, 1st supervisor)
  • G. Fernando, Automatic routing of hydraulic and electrical systems, Brunel University London, Spring 2005 – Spring 2009 (awarded PhD degree, 1st supervisor)

Grants

New model of the third cycle in engineering education on due to Bologna Process in BY RU UA
Funder: European Commission
Duration: December 2013 - November 2016
Development of mixtrinsic evolvable hardware system to evolve large logic circuits
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Duration: 2003 - 2006

Research project(s) and grant(s)

  • EPSRC Vacation Bursary, supervisor for Mr Aristotelis Vryonidis “Automatic generation of graphical diagrams summarising large amounts of information” (summer 2009) (£2,000)
  • EPSRC Vacation Bursary, supervisor for Mr Konstantin Movsovic “Implementation of FPGA-based run-time Evolvable Hardare System” (summer 2007) (£2,000)
  • Co-applicant for EU-funded project (2004-2007). Grid Enabled Remote Instrumentation with Distributed Control and Computation (GRIDCC) (total project 8 M€, funded – 4 M€, http://www.gridcc.org/, GridCC Exploitation Manager)
  • Principal Investigator for project funded by Caterpillar (2004-2007). Development of 3D autorouting horse and harness system (£11,000)
  • Principal Investigator for EPSRC-funded project (2003-2006). Development of mixtrinsic evolvable hardware system to evolve large logic circuits GR/S17178/01 (£121,141)
  • Principal Investigator for Anson research funded project (2002). Use of fuzzy-neuro-evolutionary approach for prediction and management of medical data (£28,500).
  • Principal Investigator for learning and teaching development project, Brunel University London (2001) for research in the area of development of multimedia based “C/C++ programming” module (£500)
  • Principal Investigator for Xilinx University Program (2001) for research in the area of bi-directional incremental evolution applied to intrinsic evolvable hardware (£15,000)
  • Principal Investigator for the Nuffield Foundation project (2000/2002). Awards to Newly Appointed Lectures in Science, Engineering and Mathematics in the area of Evolvable hardware approach with bi-directional incremental evolution applied to control a six-legged robot, 2000, NAL/00429/A (£4,000)
  • Principal Investigator for the project funded by Brunel Research Initiative & Enterprise Fund (BRIEF) 2000/2001 in the field of development evolvable hardware approach with bi-directional incremental evolution (£15,000)
  • Overseas PhD studentship funded by Department of Computer Studies of Napier University (£5,540 per year)
  • Personal grant of Education Ministry of Republic of Belarus in the field of exact sciences in 1997 (6,000,000 Belarusian roubles)
  • Principal Investigator for the project funded by the Foundation of Fundamental Investigations of Republic of Belarus in the field of development of the decomposition methods for multiple-valued functions and their systems (M96-094) in 1997 (20,100,000 Belarusian roubles)
  • Principal Investigator for the project funded by the International Soros Science Education Program (ISSEP) in the field of exact sciences in 1996 (M96/28, $800)
  • Principle Investigator for Brunel for EU-funded TEMPUS project, 543724-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-LT-TEMPUS-JPCR “New model of the third cycle in engineering education due to Bologna Process in BY, RU, UA” (NETCENG) (2013-2016)”
  • Principle Investigator for industry funded project from Caterpillar on “Supply Chain Modelling and Optimisation” (2013 –2016) (£78,000)
  • Principal Investigator of industry related project entitled \"The Ambidextrous Robot Hand\" (2011 – now)
  • Principal Investigator for industry funded project (Scientific-Technical Center REB) on the project entitled “ Sound recognition and visualisation” (2012-2015) (£66,092)
  • Principal Investigator for industry funded project (Caterpillar) on “Transportation Network Modelling” (2012-2015) ($50,000)
  • Support of UG students for development of social media – based web page for Iver Community Childcare (2012-2013)
  • Training and accommodation grant awarded by Festo to participate in Modern Industrial Pneumatic Training – Fundamentals, the training is attended by Emre Akyürek, October 2012
  • In-kind contribution by Shadow Robot (equipment and PhD student training) towards project entitled “Development of ambidextrous hand” (2011-2012)
  • Travel grant awarded by Caterpillar to participate in Demand Strategy Project and Competition Conference and Celebration, 2012
  • Principal Investigator for industry funded project (Caterpillar) on “Forecasting Demand Strategy” (2011-2014) ($50,000)