People

LIRA is comprised of leading academics from across Lancaster University, from the Engineering Department, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster Environment Centre, the Faculty of Health and Medicine, the Management School and more. Many of them are Fellows of the IEEE, ACM or IET. Also contributing to the group are members of small-medium sized enterprises that are based at Lancaster University.

Centre Director

Plamen Angelov

Centre for Biophotonics, Centre for Technological Futures , Cyber Security Research Centre (Data), DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510391

Centre Administrator

Megan Dent

Megan Dent

School Office Assistant

+44 (0)1524 510337

Research Theme Leads

David Cheneler

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Nuclear

+44 (0)1524 594578 B12, B - Floor, Engineering Building
Peter Garraghan

Dr Peter Garraghan

Lecturer in Distributed Systems

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, MSF Supervisors 2019/20, SCC (Distributed Systems)

+44 (0)1524 510306 B26, B - Floor, InfoLab21
Richard Harper

Professor Richard Harper

Professor, Co-Director of the Institute for Social Futures

ISF - Leadership Team, ISF Directors, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, MSF Leads, SCC (Pervasive Systems)

+44 (0)1524 593105
Michael James

Dr Michael James

Reader in Lancaster Environment Centre

DSI - Environment, Earth Science, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 593571 B522a, B - Floor, LEC 1 & 2
Andrew Kennedy

Professor Andrew Kennedy

Chair in Advanced Manufacturing

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 594258 D08, D - Floor, Engineering Building
Jemma Kerns

Dr Jemma Kerns FHEA

Senior Lecturer and Director of Assessment

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 592285
Qiang Ni

Cyber Security Research Centre (Communications), DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Communication Systems), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510328 B23, B - Floor, Infolab
Hossein Rahmani

Dr Hossein Rahmani

Lecturer in Data Science

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science)

D17, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Members

George Aggidis

Energy, Energy Lancaster, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 593052 C08, C - Floor, Engineering Building
Peter Atkinson

DSI - Environment, Geospatial Data Science, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 595203
Chris Dungey

Professor Chris Dungey

Director of Lancaster Innovation Centre at TWI

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

Sumi Helal

Professor Sumi Helal

Chair in Digital Health

Digital Health Group, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 510307
Richard Harper

Professor Richard Harper

Professor, Co-Director of the Institute for Social Futures

ISF - Leadership Team, ISF Directors, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, MSF Leads, SCC (Pervasive Systems)

+44 (0)1524 593105
Monideepa Tarafdar

Centre for Technological Futures , DSI - Health, Health Systems, Information Systems, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Technology, Systems and Organisation

+44 (0)1524 594364 A042, A - Floor, Management School
Alan Blackburn

Geospatial Data Science, Improving global stewardship, Innovation for a better environment, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 510237 A25, A - Floor, LEC 3
Christine Milligan

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 592128 C054, C - Floor, Furness College
Pedro Rivera Diaz Del Castillo

Professor Pedro Rivera Diaz Del Castillo

LPW / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 592439
Andrew Kennedy

Professor Andrew Kennedy

Chair in Advanced Manufacturing

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 594258 D08, D - Floor, Engineering Building
Konstantinos Zografos

Professor Konstantinos Zografos

Distinguished Professor

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resource (OR-MASTER), Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 592384
Leandro Soriano Marcolino

Dr Leandro Soriano Marcolino

Lecturer in Data Engineering

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science)

+44 (0)1524 510369 B21, B - Floor, InfoLab21
Allan Rennie

Dr Allan Rennie

Senior Lecturer, Casual - Course Consultant

Centre for Global Eco-innovation , Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Lancaster Product Development Unit, Structures, Materials and Manufacturing, Work and Health Forum

+44 (0)1524 594384 D28, D - Floor, Engineering Building
Barry Porter

DSI - Foundations, DSI - Health, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Distributed Systems)

+44 (0)1524 510524 C16, C - Floor, Infolab
Amit Chopra

Dr Amit Chopra

Senior Lecturer

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Software Engineering)

+44 (0)1524 510427
Qiang Ni

Cyber Security Research Centre (Communications), DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Communication Systems), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510328 B23, B - Floor, Infolab
David Cheneler

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Nuclear

+44 (0)1524 594578 B12, B - Floor, Engineering Building
Stephen Monk

Doctorate Centre in Nuclear Engineering, Energy Lancaster, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Nuclear, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Transport & Infrastructure)

+44 (0)1524 592983
Allahyar Montazeri

Dr Allahyar Montazeri

Lecturer, Casual - Course Consultant

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Nuclear

+44 (0)1524 593660 A039, A - Floor, Science and Technology
Sally Linkenauger

Dr Sally Linkenauger

Senior Lecturer

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Perception and Action, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science)

+44 (0)1524 593217
Gert Westermann

Infancy and Early Development, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Language and Cognition

+44 (0)1524 592942 D09, D - Floor, Fylde College
Sven Crone

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 592991 A053a, A - Floor, Management School
James Taylor

Professor James Taylor

Professor of Control Engineering

Doctorate Centre in Nuclear Engineering, DSI - Foundations, Energy Lancaster, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Nuclear

+44 (0)1524 594076 C16, C - Floor, Engineering Building
Malcolm Joyce

Professor Malcolm Joyce

Professor & Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder

Doctorate Centre in Nuclear Engineering, Energy Lancaster, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Nuclear

+44 (0)1524 593812
Mariana Rufino

Professor Mariana Rufino

Professor of Agricultural Systems

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Soil Plant and Land Systems, Sustainable Catchments

+44 (0)1524 592819
Elnaz Shafipour Yourdshahi

Elnaz Shafipour Yourdshahi

Research Associate

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science)

Ce Zhang

Dr Ce Zhang

Senior Research Associate

DSI - Environment, Geospatial Data Science, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 595815
Xiaowei Gu

Dr Xiaowei Gu

Senior Research Associate

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

Xiaowei Gu

Dr Xiaowei Gu

Senior Research Associate

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

Keivan Navaie

Dr Keivan Navaie

Reader, Casual - Course Consultant

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Communication Systems)

+44 (0)1524 510401 B24, B - Floor, Infolab
Hossein Rahmani

Dr Hossein Rahmani

Lecturer in Data Science

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science)

D17, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Peter Garraghan

Dr Peter Garraghan

Lecturer in Distributed Systems

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, MSF Supervisors 2019/20, SCC (Distributed Systems)

+44 (0)1524 510306 B26, B - Floor, InfoLab21
Muhammad Khan

Dr Muhammad Khan

Senior Research Associate

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

Jemma Kerns

Dr Jemma Kerns FHEA

Senior Lecturer and Director of Assessment

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 592285
Eduardo Almeida Soares

Eduardo Almeida Soares

Casual - Teaching

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science)

Carolyn Downs

Dr Carolyn Downs

Senior Lecturer, Casual - Course Consultant

Centre for Consumption Insights, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Management and Society

+44 (0)1524 510939 C14, C - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Nur Adeelah Binti Che Ahmad Tantowi

Dr Nur Adeelah Binti Che Ahmad Tantowi

Postdoctoral Research Associate

+44 (0)1524 592822
Ahmed Kheiri

Dr Ahmed Kheiri

Lecturer in Management Science (Operations Research)

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, DSI - Health, Health Systems, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593117 B061, B - Floor, Management School
Alexandre Benedetto

+44 (0)1524 594999
Amy Gadoud

Dr Amy Gadoud

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine

International Observatory on End of Life Care

+44 (0)1524 592943
Benjamin Taylor

Dr Benjamin Taylor PGCAP

Lecturer in Biostatistics

DSI - Health, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 593499
Frank Dondelinger

Dr Frank Dondelinger

Lecturer in Biostatistics

DSI - Health

+44 (0)1524 594759 B006a, B - Floor, Furness College
Hedley Emsley

Professor Hedley Emsley

Professor of Clinical Neuroscience

+44 (0)1524 595057
Jason Alexander

Dr Jason Alexander

Senior Lecturer, External Examiner

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Interactive Systems), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510508 C18, C - Floor, Infolab
Joanne Knight

Professor Joanne Knight

Chair in Applied Data Science

DSI - Health

+44 (0)1524 594800 B006, B - Floor, Furness College
Michael James

Dr Michael James

Reader in Lancaster Environment Centre

DSI - Environment, Earth Science, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 593571 B522a, B - Floor, LEC 1 & 2
Muhammad Khan

Dr Muhammad Khan

Senior Research Associate

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

Neil Dawson

Dr Neil Dawson

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)1524 594896 B003, B - Floor, Furness College
Paul Rayson

Dr Paul Rayson

Reader in Natural Language Processing

Cyber Security Research Centre (Data), DSI - Foundations, DSI - Health, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

+44 (0)1524 510357 B50, B - Floor, Infolab
Rebecca Killick

Dr Rebecca Killick

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Changepoints and Time Series, DSI - Foundations, Energy Lancaster, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593780 B32, B - Floor, Fylde College
Richard Harding

Richard Harding

Programme Manager

+44 (0)1524 510894
Richard Jiang

Dr Richard Jiang

Senior Lecturer

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science)

+44 (0)1524 510519
Robert Scudamore

Professor Robert Scudamore

Director of Lancaster Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre at TWI

Sherry Kothari

Dr Sherry Kothari

Director of the Lancaster Health Innovation Campus

+44 (0)1524 592958
Thomas Keegan

Dr Thomas Keegan

Director of PG Research and Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology

+44 (0)1524 594539 C039, C - Floor, Furness College
Azadeh Khaleghi

Dr Azadeh Khaleghi

Lecturer in Statistics

DSI - Foundations, Statistical Learning

+44 (0)7497 700099
Bryan Williams

Dr Bryan Williams

Anniversary Lecturer

SCC (Data Science)