Dr Robert Atkinson

Reader

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am an academic in the Deptartment of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. My research interests are in the industrial application of (deep) machine learning, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things. I have strong interest in explainable AI (XAI) and hyperparameter optimisation. 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    I have experience and expertise in the following areas of AI:

    • Data cleansing and outlier removal.
    • Feature extraction for time-series.
    • Dimensionailty reduction techniques.
    • Production of (deep) machine learning based models.
    • Model optimitisation by selection of the best hyperparameers.
    • Data visualisation.
    • Explianable models.

Prizes and awards

Finalist in Herald Higher Education Awards - Outstanding Business Engagement in Universities
Recipient
31/5/2022
Innovate UK KTP Engineering Excellence Award 2021
Recipient
23/9/2021
ICSEA 2016 - Best Paper Award
Recipient
10/2016
DASC 2015 - Best Paper Award
Recipient
9/2015
SIN 2014 - Best Paper Award
Recipient
11/9/2014
UBICOMM - Best Paper Award
Recipient
11/2011

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Publications

Auction-based network selection in a market-based framework for trading wireless communications services
Konka Jakub, Andonovic Ivan, Michie Walter, Atkinson Robert
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology Vol 63, pp. 1365-1377 (2014)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2013.2280344
An advanced SOM algorithm applied to handover management within LTE
Sinclair Neil, Harle David, Glover Ian, Irvine James, Atkinson Robert
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology Vol 62, pp. 1883-1894 (2013)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2013.2251922
Estimation of impulsive noise in an electricity substation
Shan Q, Glover IA, Atkinson RC, Bhatti S, Portugues I, Moore PJ, Rutherford R, Vieira MFQ, Lima AMN, de Souza BA
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility Vol 53, pp. 653-663 (2011)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2010.2092782
RAID 6 hardware acceleration
Gilroy Michael, Irvine J, Atkinson RC
ACM Transactions in Embedded Computing Systems Vol 10 (2011)
https://doi.org/10.1145/2043662.2043667
LoRaWAN-implemented node localisation in a sandstorm environment based on received signal strength indicator
Aqeel Ibrahim, Iorkyase Ephraim, Zangoti Hussein, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert, Andonovic Ivan
IET Wireless Sensor Systems (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1049/wss2.12039
Behavioural classification of cattle using neck-mounted accelerometer-equipped collars
Pavlovic Dejan, Czerkawski Mikolaj, Davison Christopher, Marko Oskar, Michie Craig, Atkinson Robert, Crnojevic Vladimir, Andonovic Ivan, Rajovic Vladimir, Kvascev Goran, Tachtatzis Christos
Sensors Vol 22 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.3390/s22062323

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Teaching

  • EE106 Engineering Design for Software Development 1: gentle introduction to computer programming using Python.
  • EE320 Signals and Systems: signal processing concepts.
  • EE471 Communications Networks: foundation in communication and computer networking concepts and protocols.

Research interests

My research focusses on the entire data processing pipeline from data collection and storage, through data cleansing, parallelisation of feature extraction approaches, deployable dimensionailty reduction streategies, hyperparameter optiisation and the production of machine learning models.

The work is carried out in tandem with industry, with application areas that include partial discharge localisation, predictive maintenance of moving equipment, intrusion detetcion systems, and deception for cyber resillience. 

 

Professional activities

Energies (Journal)
Guest editor
20/12/2020
The Challenges in the Implementation of Cloud-based Precision Livestock Management Services Provision
Contributor
26/8/2019
European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (Publisher)
Editor
12/2018
Podcast participant: MACRO – The Cisco Innovation Podcast, Revolutionising Natural Disaster Response
Speaker
3/10/2018
Online CPD - Social Benefits of Innovative Lighting
Speaker
28/11/2016
2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference
Participant
5/11/2015

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Projects

Predictive maintenance for offshore wind turbines
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) McMillan, David (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
Decision Support for Investment & Economic Development within Sparse Data Markets
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Hamilton, Andrew (Co-investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
11-Jan-2022 - 10-Jan-2023
DEFGRID - The Utility DSbD Demonstrator (ISCF Digital Security by Design)
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Coffele, Federico (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Digital Dairy Value-Chain for South-West Scotland and Cumbria (Strength in Places Fund)
Michie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Bellekens, Xavier (Co-investigator) Galloway, Stuart (Co-investigator) Kelly, Nicolas (Co-investigator) Lengden, Michael (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator) Stewart, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2027
CAUDATA : Scratch and Rebuild Architecture
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Bellekens, Xavier (Co-investigator) Ben Farah, Mohamed Lamine (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Lupovis - 'A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'. Deception Response HGSP
Bellekens, Xavier (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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