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Professor Khurshid Ahmad

Chair of Computer Science (1973) (Computer Science)

*** My theoretical interests are in neural computing, in terminology and ontology, and in natural language processing, especially information extraction. I am motivated by the way humans deal with information transmitted in different modalities - texts, images, numbers, diagrams. My research in neural computing has led to multi-net neural systems that can mimic the evolution of language and numerosity. Multi-net systems were used in co-locating images and their textual descriptions. My work in terminology and ontology relates to the automatic extraction and deployment of terminology of specialist disciplines in applications as diverse as translation and information extraction; work in ontology has helped develop systems that can track growth of knowledge from early theoretical stages onto patenting and into the market place. The practical objective is to create information systems that can not only deal with information in a number of different modalities but can learn to deal with different modalities. I am currently one of the Principal Investigators of a project dealing with governance, risk and compliance (GRC) in financial organizations, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, an agency of the Irish government. The GRC project is a multi-university project 6 year project (2011-2015) and involves major national and international banks in Ireland together with software vendors and financial news organizations. I have managed and collaborated on 21 peer-reviewed EU, Irish and UK government projects in advanced IT, and led 6 technology transfer projects. My collaborators range from small start-ups to large multi-nationals (e.g. Siemens, Mercedes-Benz and France Telecom, AXA Insurance), UK Police Forces and Research Associations. I have supervised 34 successful PhD theses, 2 Engineering Doctorates, and 2 MPhil theses. Currently, I am supervising 5 PhD students working full time mainly in sentiment analysis and image analysis. Published over 200 papers and reports, and five books. Invited speaker at three international conferences. I have served as an external examiner of doctoral dissertations at Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham Trent and Helsinki Universities.
  Artificial Intelligence/Cybernetics   Bayesian Inference   Behavioural Economics   behavioural Finance   Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Techniques   Business Cycles/Crises   Cognitive Development/Processes   cognitive linguistics   Computational and theoretical models of cognitive processes   Computer Vision and Image Processing   Content Based Video Analysis   Criminal Information Systems   Decision support tools   Econometric and statistical analysis   Econometrics/Forecasting   Expert Systems   Imaging and Computer Vision   Infant Psychology   Innovation and growth   Internet technologies   Knowledge Acquisition   Knowledge and data engineering   KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS   KNOWLEDGE BASES   KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING   Knowledge Management   Knowledge Representation   LANGUAGE ACQUISITION   Language Acquisition and Development   LANGUAGE DISORDER   Multimedia   Natural Language Programming   NEURAL COMPUTING   NEURAL DEVELOPMENT   NEURAL NETWORKS   Neurodegeneration   Neuroinformatics   Nuclear Physics   Pattern Recognition   Relativity   Statistical and simulation methodologies   Systems control, Modelling, Neural networks   Theoretical Physics
 Slándáil: Security System for language and image analysis
 Governance, Risk and Compliance Competence Centre - GRC3 (2012-2013)
 Reasoning in Risky Environments: Fuzzy Logic and Multi-criteria decision making
 Faireacháin: A project for building a system for monitoring, evaluating and predicting behaviour of markets and of communities

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Director, Treocht Ltd, A Trinity Spin-off Company 2009-2012
External Examiner for PhD theses at the Universities of Helsinki, Manchester, Nottingham-Trent, Sheffield and at Copenhagen Business School
Technical Director, InKE Ltd, Guildford 1994-96
Consultant, Advanced Mechanics and Engineering Ltd 1988-92
Consultant, the former UK National Rivers Authority 1994
UNDP/UN-FAO, Technology Transfer (TOKTEN) Consultant to the Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan 1985-1991
Member, nominated by the then DHSS, Surrey Family Practitioners' Committee 1986-1991
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Urdu Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Member & Chair, Prioritization Panel for Biologically Inspired Computing of the EPSRC(February & July 2004)
Member, UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 's (EPSRC) College of Computing 2002 2009
Fellow, British Computer Society 2005
Stephen Kelly, News, Sentiment, and Financial Markets: A Computational System to Evaluate the Influence of Text Sentiment on Financial Assets., Trinity College Dublin, 2016, Thesis, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Zeyan Zhao, Khurshid Ahmad., A Computational Account of Investor Behaviour in Chinese and US Markets., International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 3, 2015, p78 - 84, Notes: [doi: 10.11648/j.ijebo.20150306.11], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Khurshid Ahmad, Ontology and the Illusion of Knowledge: Mines of text and nuggets of enlightenment. , 11th International conference on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, Berlin, Germany, 19 June , 2014, DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V. & Coreon GmBH, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Andrea Mesiarová-Zemánková, Khurshid Ahmad, Extended multi-polarity and multi-polar-valued fuzzy sets, Fuzzy Sets and Systems , 234, 2014, p61 - 78, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Daniel Isemann, Khurshid Ahmad, Ontological access to images of fine art, ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 7, (1), 2014, p1 - 25, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Daniel Isemann, Khurshid Ahmad, Tim Fernando, and Carl Vogel, Temporal Dependence in Legal Documents, Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning - IDEAL2013 - 14th International Conference, IDEAL 2013 , Hefei, China, October 20-23, 2013, edited by Hujun Yin, Ke Tang, Yang Gao, Frank Klawonn, Minho Lee, Thomas Weise, Bin Li and Xin Yao , LNCS 8206, Springer, 2013, pp497-504 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ann Devitt and Khurshid Ahmad, Is There a Language of Sentiment? An Analysis of Lexical Resources for Sentiment Analysis, Language Resources and Evaluation, 47, (2), 2013, p475 - 511, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Andrea Mesiarová-Zemánková, Khurshid Ahmad, Multi-polar Choquet integral, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 220, 2013, p1 - 20, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Stephen Kelly and Khurshid Ahmad, Sentiment proxies: computing market volatility, 13th international conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'12), Natal, Brazil, 29-31 August 2012, edited by Hujun Yin, José F. Costa, and Guilherme Barreto , Springer Verlag, 2012, pp771 - 778, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zhang, Xiubo and Ahmad, Khurshid, Affect Proxies and Ontological Change: A finance case study, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Sentiment Analysis where AI meets Psychology, Mumbai, India, December 2012, edited by Bandyopadhyay, Sivaji and Okumura, Manabu , American Computational Linguistics Society - COLING, 2012, pp99 - 114, Notes: [ ], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL

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Robert Remus and Khurshid Ahmad, Stimmungen in deutschsprachigen Nachrichten, Blogs und dem DAX, Terminologiemagzin, (1), 2010, p24 - -27, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Rafif Al-Sayed & Khurshid Ahmad, Knowleldge Sharing in a Community of Practice: A Text-Based Approach in Emergent Domains, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management, American University of Dubai, UAE, 21-22 November 2005, edited by Dan Remenyi , 2005, pp30 - 41, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Ahmad K., Invited Keynote Speech: Checking up and looking in: Self plagiarism in science and technology , Language & Law: east meets West, University of Łódź (Poland), 12th-14th September, 2005, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Ahmad, K, 5th International Conf. on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, 2005, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Ahmad, K, 9th Int. Conf. on Information Visualisation, 2005, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Ahmad, K. & Ajala E., Learning about an Emergment Domain, Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Intellectual Capital & Knowledge Management, Toronto, 29-30 Oct, edited by D. Remenyi , 2004, pp309 - 318, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Ahmad, K, 8th Int. Conf. on Information Visualisation, 2004, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Ahmad, K., Manomaisupat, M. and Vrusias B., Automatic Text Classification and LSP terminology, Proceedings of the 14th European Symposium on Language for Special Purposes, LSP 2003, 2004, pp400 - 404, Notes: [(ISBN: 1-84469-007-5)], Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Ahmad, K, 13th European Conference on Language for Special Purposes, 2003, Guildford, Surrey, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Ahmad, Khurshid., Scientific Texts and the Evolution of Knowledge - the need for a critical framework, Scientiae I - Proceedings of the 13th LSP, Vassa, Finland, August 20-24, 2001, edited by Koskela, M., Lauren, C., Nordman, M., & Pilke, N. Porta , Vaasa:Univ.of Vassa Publications Unit., 2002, pp123 - 135, Notes: [(ISBN 951-683-980-0)], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


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Fellow of the British Computer Society 2004
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2012
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Terminology and Ontology; Knowledge Acquisition; Expert Systems. NEURAL NETWORKS: Multi-net neural computing systems, simulation of developmental and of degenerative systems. BEHAVIOURAL FINANCE: Affect and sentiment analysis. Metaphors in Finance. Interaction of sentiment and named entities with prices and volumes of financial and commodity instruments. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: Discovery and Innovation; Knowledge Transfer especially best practice.