IEEE Fellow!

 I just learned that I was elected Fellow of IEEE for my contributions to knowledge representation (as part of AI) and the semantic web. Clearly happy for the recognition of my work. 

New partnership with Locala

 In May 2021 a new research partnership was established between my team and Locala . The idea is to develop an AI-based triaging system for the podiatry service of Locala. If this 1-year pilot project is successful, we will follow up with further initiatives.

NHS AI Lab grant for our ADHD work!

 I am delighted that the inaugural call of Call of AI for Health and Care , a core activity of the new NHS AI lab that seeks to revolutionize the National Health System through the use of AI technologies, has selected our work to be funded. It was fiercely competitive call (under 8% acceptance rate) and ours was the only successful proposal focusing solely on mental health. Very encouraging.  See: University of Huddersfield press release National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) press release

IEEE ICKG 2020 still accepting submissions!

I'm glad to serve as PC Co-Chair of  IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Graph (ICKG 2020) originally planned to be held in Nanjing, China. I doubt the conference will be held in a physical form this year, but let's see. Anyway, the deadline is 30 April.

AI algorithm for suicide risk assessment - Phase 2

A few year ago I did some great work on suicide prediction. Again with the South-West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust. Our work developed a risk assessment model tailored to the particular Trust, because we do not believe that the same model will necessarily apply to people in Yorkshire, London, Continental Europe, USA, China etc. Accuracy of our model was a little bit over 70% which is a good result, as all meta-research in suicidology suggests that the traditional risk assessment scores simply do not work. Our results were published, among others, in the Crisis journal: Of course, that was only preliminary work, and the most severe limitation was lack of a control group (ethics...). We had to get around that by seeking to identify those referrals that were close to suicide, and distinguish them to previous referrals. Still, we only used data of people who died by suicide. I am happy that we are finally moving to the next

Working frantically on AI in Medicine special issue

I am editing a special issue of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine on Medical Analytics for Healthcare Intelligence, together with my colleagues Elpida keravnou-Papailiou of the University of Cyprus and Tianhua Chen of the University of Huddersfield. We are working hard on it as we have received over 100 submissions to the special issue (I have never experienced anything close to it in my quite long career), a testament to the popularity and importance of this topic. We hope to have paper evaluation and selection completed by the end of April 2020.