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IEEE UK and Ireland Computational Intelligence Chapter

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The Chapter has won the Region-8 2012 Award Best Large Chapter.

Two UK and Ireland researchers from the University of Ulster receive  major awards
at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks.
What it means to be a young CI researcher in the 21st century: Congratulations
to Stephen Matthews, our Student Rep and a PhD student from De Montfort
University, who won the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Essay
Competition for GOLD members – ‘What it means to be a young CI researcher
in the 21st century’. The essay is to appear in the IEEE Computational
Intelligence Magazine. Stephen will receive a prize of US$500, an
official society certificate, and also an invitation from the GOLD
subcommittee chair of the Computational Intelligence Society to get
involved in the subcommittee for 2011.
LinkedIn Discussion group for UK and Ireland students doing CI research

If you are a student and want to discuss issues relating to CI research
or meet and collaborate with other younger CI researchers in the UK and Ireland
please join the group and start introducing and discussing.
The IEEE CIS UK and Ireland Students group promotes active involvement amongst
IEEE CIS student members in UK and Ireland chapter, supports a network of students
during early stage careers and seeks to harness the potential of students
for the progression of research, the society and individual careers.


NUI, Maynooth, Dublin, Ireland 28 -29 June, 2012.
# The UK and Ireland Chapter supports the following  workshop which the IEEE Computational
Intelligence Society is technically co-sponsoring UKCI2012, 12th Annual
Workshop on Computational Intelligence, Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh, UK, 5-7 September, 2012.

Technical Co-Sponsorships (2011)
# Webinar by UK and Ireland member hosted by IEEE Toronto Section
Titled: Semantic knowledge-based framework to improve the situation
awareness of autonomous underwater vehicles
by Dr. Emilio Miguelanez Martin,  Senior Development Engineer at
Seebyte Ltd. UK, 14th  June, 4pm-5.30pm  (BST). This was an online
webinar, we encourage you to attend.
# AICS2011 the 2011 Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference,
University of Ulster, Magee Campus, 31 August – 2 September, 2011.
# BCI-AR2011,  International UKIERI Workshop on the Fusion of
Brain-Computer Interfaces and Assistive Robotics, University of Ulster,
Derry, N. Ireland, 7-8 July, 2011.
# Webinar by UK and Ireland member hosted by IEEE Toronto Section
Titled: Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controllers: A way Forward for Fuzzy
Systems in Real World Environments by Prof Hani Hagras  School of
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. University of Essex (UK),
26th  April, 4pm-5.30pm  (BST). This was an online webinar, we
encourage you to attend.
# ACIB11, 1st Annual Conference on Integral Biomathics, Stirling University,
Scotland, 29-31 August 2011.
# IEEE CIS UK and Ireland GOLD Careers Workshop, De Montfort University, Leicester,
Friday, 13 May, 2011. This was a free event organised by the researchers
at DeMonfort University and the University of Ulster and co-sponsored by
the chapter. It is expected to be an excellent  event for young CI
researchers and strongly encourage you to attend.
# ISSC2011, 22nd Irish Signals and Systems Conference, School of Engineering,
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 23 -24 June, 2011
# CEEC2011, 3rd Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference ,
School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester,
UK 13 -15 July, 2011

Who we are
The UK&RI chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
endeavours to support the UK and Ireland CI researcher community by bringing
information and news about this exciting and advancing field of research
which includes innovations in neural networks, fuzzy logic and evolutionary
computation and applications of these technologies. The CIS UK and Ireland chapter
aims to develop the society, for the betterment of Computational Intelligence
research in the UK and ROI and, in particular, to organize and support
meetings, workshops and conferences.
If you would like to learn more about the chapter, provide your views on
what the chapter could or should do for CI research in the UK and Ireland region or
would like to get actively involved in chapter activities and initiatives
please contact any of the committee members. We are very keen to hear from
you and would be very keen to develop the chapter so that all CIS members
benefit and have support for initiatives and activities as well as attracting
new members, so as to strengthen the CI research community in the UK and Ireland,
through facilitating better collaboration, interaction and research
Time is difficult to find and an expensive commodity in today’s society and
working environment, be it academia, research, industry, all or other, but
we believe that investing time and effort in the chapter and obtaining
guidance and feedback from CI researchers, the CIS UK and Ireland chapter can be
much better, much more useful to researchers in the region and can be
meaningful commodity for UK and Ireland CI researchers in the future.
You can help make the CIS better – please provide you opinions and send
any information or news that you think is relevant for the society and
perhaps should be made available to others in the region. We are particularly
interested in local (R&D) news and R&D progress/successes in CI research.
Contact us / Committee

The info below can be obtained from
Chair & Treasurer: Dr Damien Coyle
School of Computing and Intelligent Systems,
University of Ulster @ Magee,
Derry, N. Ireland, BT48 7JL, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)28 7137 5170
Fax: +44 (0)28 7137 5470
Email: dh.coyle@ulster.ac.uk
URL: http://isrc.ulster.ac.uk/Staff/DCoyle


Past-Chair: Prof Leslie Smith
Department of Computing Science,
University of Stirling,
Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1786 467435
Fax: +44 (0)1786 464551
Email: l.s.smith@cs.stir.ac.uk
URL: http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~lss/

Vice-chair: Dr Ke CHEN
School of Computer Sciencer
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)161-306-4565
Fax: +44 (0)161-275-6204
Email: chen@cs.manchester.ac.uk
URL: www.cs.man.ac.uk/~kechen/


England Rep: Dr Simon Coupland
Centre for Computational Intelligence ,
DeMonfort University,
Leicester, UK

Northern Ireland Rep: Dr Ammar Belatreche
School of Computing and Intelligent Systems,
University of Ulster @ Magee,
Derry, N. Ireland, BT48 7JL, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)28 7137 5185
Fax: +44 (0)28 7137 5470
Email: a.belatreche@ulster.ac.uk
URL: http://isrc.ulster.ac.uk/Staff/ABelatreche
Rep. of Ireland Rep: Dr Sean McLoone
Department of Electronic Engineering
National University of Ireland Maynooth,
Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Email: sean.mcloone@eeng.nuim.ie
URL: www.eeng.nuim.ie/~semcloone/

Women in CI Rep: Dr Keeley Crockett
School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Manchester, M15 6BH
Tel: +44 (0) 161 247 1541
Email: keeley_crockett@btinternet.com
URL: http://www.scmdt.mmu.ac.uk/research/

Industry  liaison: Dr David Elizondo
Centre for Computational Intelligence ,
DeMonfort University,Leicester, UK
Tel:+44 (0) 116 207 8471
Fax:+44 (0) 116 207 8471
Email: delizondo@dmu.ac.uk
URL: www.dmu.ac.uk/faculties/technology/about/contact/staff/staff_david_elizondo.jsp 

GOLD Rep: Mr Snaider Corrillo
School of Computing and Intelligent Systems,
University of Ulster @ Magee,
Derry, N. Ireland, BT48 7JL, UK.
Tel:+44 (0) 28 713 75409     
Email: carrillo_lindado-s@email.ulster.ac.uk
URL: http://isrc.ulster.ac.uk/Staff/SCarrillo/  

Student Rep: Mr Stephen Matthews
Centre for Computational Intelligence,
De Monfort University, Leicester, UK
Tel: +44 (0)116 207 8408
Email: sgm@dmu.ac.uk
URL: http://www.tech.dmu.ac.uk/~sgm/