Professor Keshav Dahal

Professor in Intelligent Systems and Research Lead on AVCN Research Centre

E268, Es Building, Paisley
Tel 0141 848 3305

Biography

Professor Keshav Dahal joined the University of the West Scotland in 2013 as a research lead of the Artificial Intelligence, Visual Communication and Networks (AVCN) research centre. Prior to this he was with the University of Bradford (2002-2013) and the University of Strathclyde (1996-2002). His research interests lie in the areas of Computational intelligence, Machine learning, Big data mining, Scheduling/Optimisation, Trust/security modelling in cloud and distributed systems, and diagnosis/remote healthcare systems. His research paper on ‘reputation/trust modelling’ won the Best Paper award at an IEEE Conference; other two papers on “multiobjective and hybrid evolutionary/OR techniques for industrial optimisation and scheduling problems” were nominated for the best paper awards in two EvoCOP conferences. Prof. Dahal has an extensive experience in terms of research supervision and management of funded projects. He has been principal/co-investigator of 15 EU/UK/Industry funded projects worth over £4 million in last ten years. Currently, he is coordinating a consortium of 20 partners for EU Erasmus Mundus Action 2 ‘SmartLink’ project (2014-2018), which focuses on the applications of smart technologies based on AI and decision support techniques to a wide range of application domains. He is also a co-investigator of the recently awarded EU H2020-ICT-2014-2 “SELFNET – Framework for Self-organized network management in virtualized and software defended networks” project (2015-2018). He has successfully supervised the completions of 4 Post-Doctoral and 13 PhD studies. Prof. Dahal has published over 100 peer-reviewed journals/conferences papers and 3 edited books, and has sat on organising/programme committees of over 50 reputed international conferences; including the general chair of the IEEE SKIMA 2015. He is a senior member of the IEEE and fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

  • Qualifications
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    • MEng in Power Systems, Five year first degree course. Belorussian Polytechnic Institute, Minsk, 1991. 
    • PhD, Department of Electronic and Electrical Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2000. 
    • MSc In Electrical Power Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 1995.
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PGCHEP), University of Bradford, 2005. 
  • Teaching Interests
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    • Intelligent systems and Artificial Intelligence
    • Decision support systems
    • Computer architecture and Operating systems
    • Research methodology
  • Research Interests
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    • Intelligent Systems, Computational intelligence, Big data mining, Decision making techniques
    • Logistics, Optimisation and Scheduling problems
    • Trust and security modelling of mobile ad-hoc networks, cloud and distributed systems
    • Internet of things and Smart technologies
    • Power/Energy/Electricity market modelling and simulation 

     

  • Research Repository
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    EU H2020 project, “SELFNET – Framework for Self-organized network management in virtualized and software defended networks”, funded under H2020-ICT-2014-2 call, 700k for UWS activities, 2015-2018. Co-investigator. 

    EU Erasmus Mundus Project - SmartLink (South-east-west Mobility for Advanced Research, Learning, Innovation, Network and Knowledge), (Ref: 552077-EM-1-2014-1-UK-ERA MUNDUS-EMA21) – €3.05 million (€695k for UWS activities), 2014-2018. Project co-ordinator and Principal investigator. 

    EU Erasmus Mundus Project - gLINK (Sustainable Green Economies through Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge Exchange), (Ref: 552099-EM-1-2014-1-UK-ERA MUNDUS-EMA21) – €254k for UWS activities, 2014 to 2018. Local co-ordinator. 

    Validation of advanced control and protection solutions for active integration of renewables through high fidelity hardware-in-the-loop simulation, Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) PhD studentship, 2015-2018. Co-investigator. 

    EU Erasmus Mundus Project - eLINK (east-west Link for Innovation, Networking and Knowledge exchange), (Ref: EM ECW SGA2008-4949) – €5.5 million (€800k for Bradford activities), 2009 to 2012. Project co-ordinator and Principal investigator. 

    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Euro 2k, Travel Grant to share the experience in networking seminar to promote the research activities with Korean Universities,  2012.  

    DTI Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Universal AV Services Ltd, £99k, Planning and scheduling approaches for inventory control, transportation and human resources of conference event services, 2007 to 2008. Academic Supervisor. 

    EU Asia-link Programme Third Call (TH/Asia-Link/ 004 (91712)) –Euro-Asia Collaboration and Networking in Information Engineering System Technology (EAST-WEST), €405k (€300k for Bradford)  2005 to 2008. Project co-ordinator and Principal investigator. 

    EPSRC CASE studentship with @Road Trimble ltd. (jointly funded) - £57k - Flexible modelling for a dynamic workforce scheduling problem, 2004 to 2007. Principal investigator.

    Microsoft - £35k: GridWorld – A .NET Tool for Teaching AI using Games. 2005 to 2007. Co-investigator

    Smith Faraday EPSRC CASE studentship and Vidus ltd. (jointly funded) - £52k - Reactive Robust Scheduling of a large Mobile Workforce. 2003 to 2008. Co-investigator

    Nuffield Foundation Award 2003 - NAL/00663/G, £5k - Applications of novel modelling and optimisation approaches for maintenance scheduling and dispatch problems in a liberalised electricity market. 2003 to 2005. Principal investigator

    EPSRC Travel Grant - GR/S42521/01, £12k - European travel funding to enable the MOSAIC research centre to gain EU Framework Programme 6 funding for optimisation research, 2003 to 2004. Co-investigator.

    Microsoft - £25k - Support for Teaching and Raising Awareness for Game Intelligence, 2004. Co-investigator

    Nuffield Foundation, Undergraduate Research Bursaries 2002, URB/00892/G, £1.5k – Dispatch optimisation for a portfolio of renewable sources in a deregulated electricity market. 2002 Principal investigator.

  • Research activity output book
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    Avineri E, Koppen M, Dahal K, Sunitiyoso Y and Roy R (eds.) (2009), "Applications of Soft Computing - Updating the State of Art ", Springer Berlin / Heidelberg ISBN: 978-3-540-88078-3. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783540880783

    Dahal K.P., Tan K.C. and Cowling P.I. (Eds.) (2007): "Evolutionary Scheduling", Springer, Verlag, ISBN-10: 3-540-48582-1, 628 pages. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783540485827

    Saad A., Avineri E., Dahal K., Sarfraz M. and Roy R. (eds.) 2007, "Soft Computing in Industrial Applications - Recent and Emerging Methods and Techniques Series", Springer, Verlag ISBN: 978-3-540-70704-2, pp. 328 pages. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783540707042

    Tiwari A, Knowles J, Avineri E, Dahal K and Roy R (Eds.) (2006): "Applications of Soft Computing Recent Trends Series: Advances in Soft Computing ", Springer Verlag ISBN: 3-540-29123-7, 420 pages  http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783540291237  . 

  • Research activity output chapters
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    Almejalli K.A., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2008): "Real Time Identification of Road Traffic Control Measures", Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics, Studies in Computational Intelligence - Volume 144/2008, A. Fink and F. Rothlauf (eds.), Springer, pp. 63-80. http://www.springerlink.com/content/ur546632356ul606/

    Dahal K.P. and Galloway S.J. (2007): "Evolutionary Generator Maintenance Scheduling in Power Systems", Evolutionary Scheduling, Dahal K.P., Tan K.C. and Cowling P.I. (eds.), Springer Verlag ISBN: 978-3-540-48582-7, pp. 349-382 http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-540-48584-1_13

    Aldridge C.J., Dahal K.P. and McDonald J.R. (1999): "Genetic algorithms for scheduling generation and maintenance in power system", Modern Optimisation Techniques in Power Systems, Y. H. Song (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 63-89.

  • Research activity output journals
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    Wenbing Chen, Li Qizhou and Keshav P Dahal (2015) “ROI image retrieval based on multiple features of mean shift and expectation-maximisation”, Digital Signal Processing, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsp.2015.01.003, Vol. 40, pp 117-130, Elsevier, 2015.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1051200415000238

    Antesar M. Shabut, Keshav P. Dahal, Sanat K. Bista, Irfan U. Awan, (2015): “Recommendation Based Trust Model with an Effective Defence Scheme for MANETs”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IEEE TMC), DOI:10.1109/TMC.2014.2374154

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6980456

    Dahal K.P, Alarfaj K. and Paudyal, K.N. (2015): "Modelling Generator Maintenance Scheduling Costs in Deregulated Power Markets", European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Vol 240, pp. 551–561, Elsevier, 2015.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377221714005591

    Piang-or Loahavilai, Nopasit Chakpitak, Keshav Dahal, Komsak Meksamoot, (2014) “Knowledge Management on Asset Management for End-of-Life Product”, IJIPM: International Journal of Information Processing and Management, Vol. 5, No. 4, 66-77.

    http://www.aicit.org/IJIPM/ppl/IJIPM295PPL.pdf

    Sriwichai P., Meksamoot K., Chakpitak N., Dahal K., Jengjalean A. (2014) “The Effectiveness of Knowledge Management System in Research Mentoring Using Knowledge Engineering”, International Education Studies; Vol. 7 (5), 2014.

    http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ies/article/view/33712

    Dahal K.P., Almejalli K., Hossain M.A., (2013) “Decision Support for Coordinated Road Traffic Control Actions”, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 54, 962–975, DOI: 10.1016/j.dss.2012.10.022, Elsevier., 2013.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167923612002771

    Sowan, B., Dahal, K., Hossain, M.A., Zhang, L. and Spencer, L. (2013) “Fuzzy Association Rule Mining Approaches for Enhancing Prediction Performance”, Expert Systems With Applications, DOI:10.1016/j.eswa.2013.06.025, Vol. 40, 6928-6937 Elsevier, 2013.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417413004053

    Farid, D.M., Zhang L, Hossain, M.A, Rahman C.M., Strachan R., Sexton G and Dahal K.P. (2013): "An Adaptive Ensemble Classifier for Mining Concept-Drifting Data Streams" Expert Systems With Applications, Volume 40, Issue 15, 5895–5906, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031,Elsevier, 2013.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095741741300287X

    Zhang, L., Hossain, M.A., Madkour  M., Dahal K., (2013) “A Real-time Dynamic Optimal Guidance Scheme using a General Regression Neural Network”, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Volume 26, 1230–1236, DOI: 10.1016/j.engappai.2012.10.007,Elsevier.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0952197612002680

    Remde S., Cowling P., Dahal K.P., Colledge N., Selensky  E. (2012): “An Empirical Study of Hyperheuristics for Managing Very Large Sets of Low Level Heuristics”, Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS), doi:10.1057/jors.2011.48, 63, 392-405.

    http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jors/journal/v63/n3/full/jors201148a.html

    Bista S.K., Dahal K.P., Cowling P.I. (2012): “Decision Theoretic Assessment Model for Online Business Games”, International Journal of Next-Generation Computing (IJNGC), 3(1), 2012.

    http://perpetualinnovation.net/ojs/index.php/ijngc/article/view/153

    Kabir M. F., Rahman C.M., Hossain, M.A. and Dahal, K.P., (2011) “Enhanced Classification Accuracy on Naive Bayes Data Mining Models”, International Journal of Computer Applications, Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA, Vol: 28 Issue: 3 pp: 9-16, doi:10.5120/3371-4657.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5120/3371-4657

    Aburrous M., Hossain M.A., Dahal K., Thabtah F., (2010): “Intelligent phishing detection system for e-banking using fuzzy data mining”, Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, 37(12), 7913-7921 DOI:10.1016/j.eswa.2010.04.044, Elsevier.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417410003441

    Aburrous M., Hossain M.A., Dahal K., Thabtah F., (2010): “Experimental Case Studies for Investigating E-Banking Phishing Techniques and Attack Strategies”, Journal of Cognitive Computation,2 (3): 242-253, DOI 10.1007/s12559-010-9042-7,Springer.

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/74jm3j1ww08g3716/

    Bista S.K., Dahal K.P., Cowling P.I. and Tuladhar B.M. (2010): “Acquaintance Based Trust Model for the Evolution of Cooperation in Business Games”, Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA), 4 (3): 181-189, DOI: 10.1007/s11761-010-0064-5, Springer.

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/d842px6648073525/

    Alhroob A., Dahal K. and Hossain M.A. (2010): “Automatic Test Cases Generation from Software Specifications”, e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal - Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 109-120, 2010.

    http://www.e-informatyka.pl/attach/e-Informatica_-_Volume_4/eInformatica2010Art8.pdf

    Xhafa F, Duran B, Abraham A and Dahal K (2008): "Tuning struggle strategy in genetic algorithms for scheduling in computational grids" Neural Network World, 18 209-225.

    http://inf.brad.ac.uk/~kpdahal/Journals/2008-NNW_10-July-2008.pdf

    Hossain M. A, Madkour A. A, Dahal K. P and Yu H. (2008): "Comparative Performance of Intelligent Algorithms for system Identification and Control" Journal of Intelligent Systems, 17 (4): 313-329.

    http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jisys.2008.17.4/jisys.2008.17.4.313/jisys.2008.17.4.313.xml?format=INT

    Madkour A.A., Hossain M.A., Dahal K.P. and Yu H. (2007): "Intelligent Learning Algorithms for Active Vibration Control " IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews, 37 (5): 1022 - 1033.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4292256

    Dahal K.P, Aldridge C.J. and Galloway S.J. (2007): "Evolutionary Hybrid Approaches for a Power System Scheduling Problem" European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Elsevier, 177 (3): 2050-2068.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377221705008519

    Dahal K.P. and Chakpitak N. (2007): "Generator Maintenance Scheduling in Power Systems using Metaheuristics-based Hybrid Approaches" Electric Power Systems Research (ESPR), Elsevier, 77 (7): 771-779.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378779606001568

    Bhandari N.M., Burt G., Dahal K.P., Galloway G. and McDonald G. (2007): "Dispatch Optimisation of Renewable Energy Generation Participating in a Liberalised Electricity Market" International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, 8 (3): 1-20.

    http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijeeps.2007.8.3/ijeeps.2007.8.3.1235/ijeeps.2007.8.3.1235.xml?format=INT

    Dahal K.P., Galloway S.J. and Hopkins I. (2007): "Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Port System Management” International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2 (1): 92-108.

    http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=15683

    Galloway S., Dahal K., Burt G. and McDonald J. J. (2004): "Minimizing Price Risk Exposure for Deregulated Electricity Market Participants" COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering,23 (1): 79 - 91.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/03321640410507563

    Dahal K.P., Galloway S.J., Burt G.M., McDonald J.R. and Hopkins J.R. (2003): "A port system simulation facility with an optimisation capability" International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications (IJCIA), 3 (4): 395-410.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1469026803001099

    Dahal K.P., Burt G.M., McDonald J.R. and Moyes A. (2001): "A case study of scheduling storage tanks using a hybrid genetic algorithm" IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary computation, 5 283-294.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=930316

    Aldridge C.J., McKee S., McDonald J.R., Galloway S.J. and Dahal S.J. (2001): "A knowledge-based genetic algorithm for unit commitment" IEE proceedings Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 148 146-152.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=920893

    Dahal K.P., McDonald J.R. and Burt G.M. (2000): "Modern heuristic techniques for scheduling generator maintenance in power systems" Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 22 179-194.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/014233120002200204

    Dahal K.P., Aldridge C.J. and McDonald J.R. (1999): "Generator maintenance scheduling using a genetic algorithm with a fuzzy evaluation function" Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Elsevier, 102 21-29.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165011498001997

  • Research activity output abstracts
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    Intelligent Approach for Interception of a Manoeuvring Target (with A. A. M. Madkour, M. A. Hossain) Proceedings of the IEEE SMC UK-RI Chapter, the 5th  Conference on advances in Cybernetic Systems (ICS '06), Sheffield, UK, 7-8 September, ISBN 1744-9179 (print), 1744-9189 (CD-Rom), pp.154-159. 2006

    Modified Crossover Operator Approach for Evolutionary Optimization (with A. A. M. Madkour, M. A. Hossain), IEEE Colloquium on Optimization for Control, Sheffield, UK, 24th April, 2006.

    Evolutionary Optimization Approach for Missile Guidance Algorithms to Achieve Accurate Interception of Manoeuvring Targets in 3-D (with A. A. M. Madkour, M. A. Hossain), Proceedings of the IEE Seminar on Target Tracking: Algorithms and Applications, Birmingham, UK, 7-8 March, pp. 99-104, 2006

    A Review of Maintenance Scheduling Approaches in Deregulated Power Systems, Proceedings of International Conference in Power Systems (ICPS 2004), pp 565-570, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2004.

    Generation scheduling using genetic algorithm based hybrid techniques, (with S. Galloway, G. Burt and J. McDonald) Proceedings of Large Engineering Systems Conference (LESCOPE2001), Halifax, Nova Scotia, 74-78, 2001.

    Generational and steady state genetic algorithms for generator maintenance scheduling problems, (with J. McDonald) in Artificial Neural Nets and Genetic Algorithms, Proceedings of Third International Conference (ICANNGA'97), 259-263, Norwich , UK, 1998.

    A review of generator maintenance scheduling using artificial intelligence techniques, (with J. McDonald) in Proceedings of 32nd Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC’97), 787-790, 1997.
  • Research activity output conference presentations
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    A. Wagley, P. Akhter, M. Bhuiyan, K. Dahal and A. Hossain, “Web Mining to Generate Multimodal Learning Materials for Children with Special Needs”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2014), Bangladesh, 2014.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=7083515

    C. Doungsa-Ard, K. Dahal and Z. Pevez, “JuiceGen: The JUnit Test Generation Tool from the UML State Machine Diagram Using GAs”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2014), Bangladesh, 2014.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=7083390  

    Shabut, A., Dahal K.P., Awan I. (2014): “Friendship Based Trust Model to secure routing protocols in Mobile Ad hoc Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud-2014), Barcelona, Spain.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6984207

    Shabut, A., Dahal K.P., Awan I. (2013): “Enhancing Dynamic Recommender Selection Using Multiple Rules for Trust and Reputation Models in MANETs” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) - 2013, Washington DC, 2013.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6735313

    Sowan, B., Dahal K.P., Hossain M.A. (2013): “A Prediction Model Based on Multiple Support and Associative Classification Approaches” Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2013), Thailand, 2013.

    Shabut, A., Dahal K.P., Awan I. (2012): “A Trust-Based Monitoring Model for Mobile Ad hoc Networks” Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2012), China, 2012.

    Atteya W.A., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2011): "Multi-Agent Association Rules Mining in Distributed Databases", Soft Computing in Industrial Applications Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, 2011, Volume 96/2011 , A.Gaspar-Cunha, R.Takahashi, G.Schaefer, L.Costa (ed.), WSC 2010, Springer, pp. 305-314.

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/r608642n3129m634/

    Atteya W.A., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2011): "An Efficient agent based framework for distributed medical databases", 5th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications, September 2011, IEEExplore, Italy.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6163198

    Atteya W.A., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2011): “Distributed BitTable Multi-Agent Association Rules Mining Algorithm”, The 15th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, Germany.

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-23851-2_16

    Anam B., Sakib, K., Hossain M.A., Dahal, K.P. (2010): “Review on the Advancements of DNA Cryptography”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2010), Bhutan, 2010.

    Sowan B., Dahal K.P., Hossain M.A. and Alam M. (2010): "Diversification of Fuzzy Association Rules to Improve Prediction Accuracy", IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2010) - IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2010), Barcelona, Spain.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5584803

    Atteya, W.A., Dahal, K.P., Hossain, M.A (2010): “Multi-agent system for early prediction of urinary bladder inflammation disease”, Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Intelligent system design and applications (ISDA 2010) , 539-544, IEEExplore, Egypt.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5687208

    Bista S.K., Dahal K.P., Cowling P.I. and Bouras A. (2010): "Assessing Trustworthiness of Nodes to Enhance Performance in Mobile Ad hoc Networks ", Proceedings of PST2010, Eighth Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, Ottawa, Canada..

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5593234

    Aburrous M.R., Hossain M.A., Dahal K.P. and Thabatah F. (2010): "Associative Classification Techniques for predicting e-Banking Phishing Websites", Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Information Technology (MCIT), UAE.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5444840

    Alhroob A.M., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2010): "Transforming UML sequence diagram to High Level Petri Net”, 2nd International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE), 2010, 260 – 264, Puerto Rico, USA.

    Sowan B., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2010): "Fuzzy Multiple Support Associative Classification Approach for Prediction ", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing ICAISC 2010 L. Rutkowski et al. (Eds.): Part I, Springer LNAI 6113, Poland, 216–223.

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-13208-7_28  

    Skolpadungket P., Dahal K.P. and Harnpornchai N. (2009): "Forecasting Stock Returns using Variable Selections with Genetic Algorithm and Artificial Neural Networks", 2009 Asia-Pacific Conference on Computational Intelligence and Industrial Applications (PACIIA 2009), IEEEXplore, Wuhan, China.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5406461  

    Remde S.M., Dahal K.P., Cowling P.I. and Colledge N.J. (2009): "Binary Exponential Back Off for Tabu Tenure in Hyperheuristics", in proc. European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2009), Springer LNCS 5482: 109-120, Tuebingen, Germany.

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-01009-5_10

    Bista S.K., Dahal K.P., Cowling P.I. and Tuladhar B.M. (2009): "Evolution of Cooperativeness in a Business Game Relying on Acquaintance Based Trustworthiness Assessment", proc. IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC09), Won best paper award, Vienna, Austria, 16-23.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5210819

    Almejalli K., Dahal K. and Hossain M.A. (2009): "An Intelligent Multi-Agent Approach for Road Traffic Management Systems", in proc. of IEEE conference on Control Applications (CCA) & Intelligent Control (ISIC) 2009, 825-830, St. Petersburg, Russia.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5280966

    Aburrous M.R., Hossain M.A., Dahal K.P. and Thabatah F. (2009): "Modelling Intelligent Phishing Detection System for e-Banking using Fuzzy Data Mining", The proceedings of International Conference on CYBERWORLDS (Cyberworld 2009), IEEE Computer Society Press,  IEEExplore, pp 265-272, UK, 2009, Bradford, UK.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5279573  

    Xhafa F., Gonzalez J.A., Dahal K.P. and Abraham A. (2009): "A GA(TS) Hybrid Algorithm for Scheduling in Computational Grids", in proc. 4th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems (HIS 2009), Springer LNCS 5572: 285-292, Salamanca, Spain.

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-02319-4_34

    Sowan B., Dahal K.P., Hossain M.A, and Almejalli K (2009): “Knowledge Discovery based on Integrated Fuzzy and Apriori Approach for Prediction”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2009), 70-77, Morocco, 2009.

    Skolpadungket P., Dahal K.P. and Harnpornchai N. (2008): "Forecasting Stock Returns using Evolutionary Artificial Neural Networks", 7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance (CIEF 2008), Taoyuan, Taiwan.

    Chartchai Doungsa-ard, Keshav Dahal, Alamgir Hossain and Taratip Suwannasart (2008) “Test Data Generation for UML State Machine Diagram with Parallel Paths and Loops”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2008), Nepal, 2008.

    Sanat Kumar Bista, Keshav P. Dahal, Peter I. Cowling and Bhadra Man Tuladhar (2008) “Using Genetic Algorithm Based Spatial IPD to Unravel the Evolution of Defectors in Online Business Games”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2008), Nepal, 2008

    Dahal K., Remde S., Cowling P. and Colledge N. (2008): "Improving Metaheuristic Performance by Evolving a Variable Fitness Function", Proceedings of Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization: 8th European Conference, EvoCOP 2008, 170-181, Springer, Italy.

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-78604-7_15  

    Dahal K., Hossain A., Varghese B., Abraham A. and Xhafa F., (2008): "Scheduling in Multiprocessor System Using Genetic Algorithms", Proceedings of International Conference on Computer information systems and industrial management applications CISIM 2008, , IEEE Computer Society Press, Czech Republic.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4557878

    Xhafa F., Duran B., Abraham A. and Dahal K. (2008): "Tuning Struggle Strategy in Genetic Algorithms for Scheduling in Computational Grids ", Proceedings of International Conference on Computer information systems and industrial management applications CISIM 2008, IEEE Computer Society Press, Czech Republic.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4557877

    Bista S.K., Dahal K.P. and Cowling P.I. (2008): "Evolution of Cooperation in an Incentive Based Business Game Environment ", Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacture (ICADAM), Springer Verlag, China.

    Doungsa-ard C., Dahal K., Hossain M.A. and Suwannasart T. (2008): "GA-based for Automatic Test Data Generation for UML State Diagrams with Parallel Paths", Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacture (ICADAM), Springer Verlag, China.

    Aburrous M., Hossain M.A., Thabatah F. and Dahal K. (2008): "Intelligent Phishing Website Detection System using Fuzzy Techniques", The International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications - ICTTA08, Syria.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4530019

    Aburrous M., Hossain M.A. and Thabatah F. (2008): "Intelligent Quality Performance Assessment for E-Banking Security Evaluation using Fuzzy Logic ", The Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG 2008), pp. 420-425, IEEE Computer Society Press, USA.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5501434

    Remde S., Cowling P., Dahal K. and Colledge N. (2007): "Evolution of Fitness Functions to Improve Heuristic Performance ", Proceedings of Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, LION 2007, LNCC Springer-Verlag, Italy.

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-92695-5_16

    Skolpadungket P., Dahal K.P. and Harnpornchai N. (2007): "Portfolio Optimization using Multiobjective Genetic Algorithms", Proceedings of IEEE Congress of Evolutionary Computation (CEC2007), IEEE Computer Society Press, Singapore.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4424514

    Harnpornchai N., Chakpitak N., Chandarasupsang T., Chaikijkosi T. and Dahal K.P. (2007): "Dynamic Adjustment of Age Distribution in Human Resource Management by Genetic Algorithms", Proceedings of IEEE Congress of Evolutionary Computation (CEC2007), IEEE Computer Society Press , Singapore.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4424611

    Doungsa-ard C., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2007): "Test Data Generation from UML State Machine Diagrams using GAs ", Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2007), IEEE Computer sciences Press, France.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4299928

    Almejalli K., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2007): "GA-Based Learning Algorithms to Identify Fuzzy Rules for Fuzzy Neural Networks ", Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 2007), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4389623

    Varghes B., Hossain A and Dahal K (2007): "Scheduling of Tasks in Multiprocessor System using Hybrid Genetic Algorithms", Applications of Soft Computing - Updating the State of Art - Proceeding of the 11th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications (WSC11), Springer.

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-88079-0_7

    Remde S., Cowling P., Dahal K. and Colledge N. (2007): "Exact/Heuristic Hybrids using rVNS and Hyperheuristics for Workforce Scheduling", Proceedings of Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization: 7th European Conference, EvoCOP 2007, LNCS Springer-Verlag, Valencia, Spain. (Nominated for the best paper award)

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-71615-0_17

    Almejalli K., Dahal K.P. and Hossain M.A. (2007): "Intelligent Traffic Control Decision Support System", Proceedings of European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics, EvoTransLog 2007, LNCS Springer-Verlag, Valencia, Spain.

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-71805-5_75

    Alarfaj, K., Dahal, K.P., (2007)  Maintenance cost models in deregulated power systems under opportunity costs,, The proceedings of  IASTED conference on Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2007), Spain, August 2007.

    T. Chandarasupsang, N. Harnpornchai, N. Chakpitak (2006) “Enhancing University Research Activities with Knowledge Management”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2006), December 2006, Chiangmai, Thailand.

    S. K. Bista, K. P. Dahal, P. I. Cowling, and B. M. Tuladhar “TruMet:an Approach Towards Measuring Trust in a Multi-Agent Environment”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2006), December 2006, Chiangmai, Thailand.

    Tirapot Chandarasupsang, Nopasit Chakpitak, Keshav Dahal, “Organisational Learning Model for Utility Asset Management Using Knowledge Engineering Approach”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis, Changwon, Korea, April 2006.

    K Almejalli, K. Dahal and (2006) “A Hossain Road Traffic Decision Support System”, Proceedings of International conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2006), December 2006, Chiangmai, Thailand.

    Cowling P., Colledge N., Dahal K. and Remde S. (2006): "The Trade Off Between Diversity and Quality for Multi-objective Workforce Scheduling", Proceddings of Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCoop 2006) Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 3906/2006, Springer, Budapest, Hongary. (Nominated for the best paper award)

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/11730095_2

    Madkour, A. A M; Hossain, M.A.; Dahal, K.P., "Evolutionary optimisation approach for missile guidance algorithms to achieve accurate interception of manoeuvring targets in 3D," . The IEE Seminar on Target Tracking: Algorithms and Applications, 2006 (Ref. No. 2006/11359) , vol., no., pp.99,104, IEEExplore.

    Madkour A.A., Hossain M.A. and Dahal K.P. (2006): "Recessive Trait Cross over Approach of GAs Population Inheritance for Evolutionary Optimisation", Proceeding of the 11th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications (WSC11), Springer-Verlag.

    Dahal K.P., Galloway S.J., Burt G.M., McDonald J.R. and Hopkins I. (2005): "A Case Study of Process Facility Optimization using Discrete Event Simulation and Genetic Algorithm", Proceedings of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECC0 2005), ACM Press,, Washington DC, USA.

    Dahal K.P., Hussain Z. and Hossain M.A. (2005): "Loan Risk Analyzer based on Fuzzy Logic", Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on E-Technology, E-Commerce and E-Service, IEEE-EEE 2005, Hong Kong.

    Relative Real-Time Performance for Intelligent Identification And Control, (with A. Madkour and M. Hossain), Proceedings of International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation & Robotics (ICINC2005), Spain. 2005.

    Hossain M.A., Tokhi M.O. and Dahal K.P. (2004): "Impact of Algorithm Design in Implementing Real-time Active Control Systems", Proceedings of Applied Asian Computing Conference (AACC 2004), Springer LNCS 3285, 247-255, Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Madkour A.A., Hossain M.A., Dahal K.P. and Yu H. (2004): "Real-time System Identification using Intelligent Algorithms", Proceedings of the IEEE SMC UK-RI Chapter Conference 2004 on Intelligent Cybernetic Systems, pp 236-241, Londonderry, U.K.

    Hossain M.A., Madkour A.A., Dahal K.P. and Yu H. (2004): "Intelligent Active Vibration Control for a Flexible Beam System", Proceedings of the IEEE SMC UK-RI Chapter Conference 2004 on Intelligent Cybernetic Systems, pp 85-89, Londonderry, U.K.

    Dahal K.P., Siewierski T.A., Galloway S.J., Burt G.M. and McDonald J.R. (2004): "An Evolutionary Generation Scheduling in an Open Electricity Market", Proceedings of Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2004), pp 1135-1142, Portland, USA.

    Dahal K.P., Galloway S.J. and Aldridge C.J. (2003): "Developing GA-based Hybrid approaches for a Real-world Mixed-integer Scheduling Problem", Proceedings of Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2003), pp 1895-1894 , Canberra, Australia.

    Dahal K.P., Burt G.M., McDonald J.R. and Galloway S.J. (2000): "GA/SA-based hybrid techniques for the scheduling of generator maintenance in power systems", Proceedings of Congress of Evolutionary Computation (CEC2000), 567-574, San Diego, USA.

    Dahal K.P., Aldridge C.J., McDonald J.R. and Burt G.M. (1999): "A GA-based technique for the scheduling of storage tanks", Proceedings of Congress of Evolutionary Computation (CEC99), Washington DC, USA.

    Dahal K.P. and  McDonald J.R. (1997): “Generator maintenance scheduling of electric power systems using genetic algorithms with integer representation”, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems: Innovations and Applications (GALESIA'97), IEE Conference Publication 446, 456-461, Glasgow, UK.

  • Research activity output source of funding
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    EU H2020 project, “SELFNET – Framework for Self-organized network management in virtualized and software defended networks”, funded under H2020-ICT-2014-2 call, 700k for UWS activities, 2015-2018. Co-investigator.

    EU Erasmus Mundus Project - SmartLink (South-east-west Mobility for Advanced Research, Learning, Innovation, Network and Knowledge), (Ref: 552077-EM-1-2014-1-UK-ERA MUNDUS-EMA21) – €3.05 million (€695k for UWS activities), 2014-2018. Project co-ordinator and Principal investigator.

    EU Erasmus Mundus Project - gLINK (Sustainable Green Economies through Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge Exchange), (Ref: 552099-EM-1-2014-1-UK-ERA MUNDUS-EMA21) – €254k for UWS activities, 2014 to 2018. Local co-ordinator.

    Validation of advanced control and protection solutions for active integration of renewables through high fidelity hardware-in-the-loop simulation, Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) PhD studentship, 2015-2018. Co-investigator.

    EU Erasmus Mundus Project - eLINK (east-west Link for Innovation, Networking and Knowledge exchange), (Ref: EM ECW SGA2008-4949) – €5.5 million (€800k for Bradford activities), 2009 to 2012. Project co-ordinator and Principal investigator.

    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Euro 2k, Travel Grant to share the experience in networking seminar to promote the research activities with Korean Universities,  2012.

    DTI Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Universal AV Services Ltd, £99k, Planning and scheduling approaches for inventory control, transportation and human resources of conference event services, 2007 to 2008. Academic Supervisor.

    EU Asia-link Programme Third Call (TH/Asia-Link/ 004 (91712)) –Euro-Asia Collaboration and Networking in Information Engineering System Technology (EAST-WEST), €405k (€300k for Bradford)  2005 to 2008. Project co-ordinator and Principal investigator.

    EPSRC CASE studentship with @Road Trimble ltd. (jointly funded) - £57k - Flexible modelling for a dynamic workforce scheduling problem, 2004 to 2007. Principal investigator.

    Microsoft - £35k: GridWorld – A .NET Tool for Teaching AI using Games. 2005 to 2007. Co-investigator

    Smith Faraday EPSRC CASE studentship and Vidus ltd. (jointly funded) - £52k - Reactive Robust Scheduling of a large Mobile Workforce. 2003 to 2008. Co-investigator

    Nuffield Foundation Award 2003 - NAL/00663/G, £5k - Applications of novel modelling and optimisation approaches for maintenance scheduling and dispatch problems in a liberalised electricity market. 2003 to 2005. Principal investigator

    EPSRC Travel Grant - GR/S42521/01, £12k - European travel funding to enable the MOSAIC research centre to gain EU Framework Programme 6 funding for optimisation research, 2003 to 2004. Co-investigator.

    Microsoft - £25k - Support for Teaching and Raising Awareness for Game Intelligence, 2004. Co-investigator

    Nuffield Foundation, Undergraduate Research Bursaries 2002, URB/00892/G, £1.5k – Dispatch optimisation for a portfolio of renewable sources in a deregulated electricity market. 2002 Principal investigator.
  • Membership of Research Groups / Centres / Institutes
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    Research lead of Artificial Intelligence, Visual Communication and Networks (AVNC) Research Centre

  • Professional Membership(s)
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    • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy UK.
    • Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE)
    • Activities & Links Co-ordinator for UK chapter of Industrial Application Society (IEEE IAS). 

     

  • Useful information
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    Best Paper Awards/Nominations

    • 2009    “Best Paper” award for paper "Evolution of Cooperativeness in a Business Game Relying on Acquaintance Based Trustworthiness Assessment" at 11th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (IEEE Computer Society press) (1 winner out of 98 papers submitted, 21 full papers accepted).
    • 2007    “Best Paper” nomination for paper "Exact/Heuristic Hybrids using rVNS and Hyperheuristics for Workforce Scheduling" at EvoCOP 2007 (Springer LNCS vol. 4446) (3 papers nominated for prizes out of 81 submitted, with 21 accepted for publication).
    • 2006    “Best Paper” nomination for paper "The Trade Off Between Diversity and Quality for Multi-objective Workforce Scheduling" at EvoCOP 2006 (Springer LNCS vol. 3906) (3 papers nominated for prizes out of 77 submitted, with 24 accepted for publication). 

     

          Supervision of PhD/Mphil Completions:

    1. Prisadarng Skolpadungket, PhD, Portfolio management using computational intelligence approaches, 2013.
    2. Walid Abdo, PhD, Enhancing Association Rule algorithms for Mining Distributed Databases, 2012.
    3. Bilal Sowan, PhD, Enhancing Fuzzy Associative Rule Mining Approaches for Improving Prediction Accuracy, 2011.
    4. Chartchai Doungsa-ard, PhD, Generation of Software Test Data from the Design Specification Using Heuristic Techniques, 2011.
    5. Aysh Alhroob, PhD, Software Test Case Generation from System Models and Specifications, 2010.
    6. Sanat Kumar Bista, PhD, Computational Models of Trust for Cooperative Evolution, 2010.
    7. Maher Abur-rous, PhD, Phishing website detection using intelligent data mining techniques, 2010.
    8. Khaled Almejalli, PhD, Intelligent Real-Time Decision Support Systems for Road Traffic Management, 2010.
    9. Khalid Alarfaz, PhD, Integrated cost models for generator maintenance strategies under a market environment, 2009.
    10. Stephen Remde, PhD, Enhancing the performance of search heuristics, 2009.
    11. Nic Colledge, PhD, Evolutionary approaches to dynamic mobile workforce scheduling, 2009.
    12. Ammr Madkour, PhD, Intelligent Algorithms for Real-time Optimal Missile Guidance and Control, 2006.
    13. Ruohui Yang, MPhil, An Investigation of Forecasting Methods for a Purchasing Decision Support System, 2012.
    14. M. Mohmood, Intelligent eLearning system, MRes, 2011.
    15. Jyoti Laxmi Mishra, MSc by Research, Development and Performance Evaluation of Call Admission Control, 2006.