Recent News:

April 2018 - I am a Program Chair for the International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks (EANN 2018), that will be held at UWE Bristol in September. I am also a Session Chair for Collective, Distributed and Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Approaches for Supporting Cyber-Physical Security Analytics at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2018) - The Making of a Human-Centered Cyber World.

March 2018 - I have been appointed as programme leader for the new MSc Cyber Security at UWE Bristol. We are currently looking to recruit talented and motivated students who are interested to gain skills for dealing with modern threats in cyber space, for our first intake of September 2018. Please visit the course page for futher detail and information on how to apply.

February 2018 - Research by our team in the AI group (Smith, Legg, Matovic) and the UWE psychology department (Kinsey) has been accepted for journal publication in ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS). The paper, entitled "Predicting User's Confidence during Visual Decision Making" will be included in an upcoming special issue on the topic of Human-Centered Machine Learning.

January 2018 - Our team (Legg, Smith, Preen) have been awarded funding by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in order to conduct research on human-machine collaboration. The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) project, entitled "HASTE: Human-centric Active-learning for decision Support in Threat Exploration" will commence from February 2018.
December 2017 - I gave a guest lecture to the HCI research group at the University of Bristol, on ``Visual Analytics and Human-Machine Collaboration for Insider Threat Detection''. I was also invited to be a guest judge at the Techmodal Raspberry Pi developer contest.

November 2017 - I served on the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) assessment panel for the Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research Doctoral Studentships Programme.

October 2017 - Min Chen (University of Oxford) presents our recent work at IEEE VIS in Phoenix, Arizona USA, on how communication theory can inform design separability in glyph visualisation, with a use case of visualising collaborative employee activity across complex shared file servers.

September 2017 - Emmanuel Smith presents our recent work on time-series event prediction using Long Short-Term Memory networks at the UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Cardiff.

August 2017 - I was invited to Adarga to give a talk on "Human-Machine Collaboration in Active Machine Learning".

July 2017 - Alexander Downing (1st Year Undergraduate at UWE Bristol) joins the AI research group on a 10-week Summer Internship scheme, working with Dr. Legg to develop visual analytic tools for interacting with machine learning processes.

June 2017 - Arnau Erola (University of Oxford) presents our recent work for the DSTL-funded RicherPicture project, on context-aware data analytics for improving organisational cyber security at the International Conference of Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA) in London.

May 2017 - I was interviewed by the Bristol Post to advise on how to stay safe online, following the recent WannaCry global cyber attack.

January 2017 - My book chapter on developing human-machine decision support systems for insider threat detection has been accepted for the upcoming Springer edited book, "Data Analytics and Decision Support in Cybersecurity".
September 2016 - I was appointed as an External Examiner for the Computer Science degree programme at Middlesex University London.

July 2016 - Milos Matovic (1st Year Undergraduate at UWE Bristol) joins the AI research group on a 10-week Summer Internship scheme, working with Dr. Legg and Prof. Smith to develop predictive deep learning systems for assessing user task confidence based on combined observations of eye tracking and user activity.

June 2016 - My work on enhancing cyber security for non-expert users is presented at the International Conference of Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA) in London. It also received the Best Paper Award.

April 2016 - I was invited to give a talk on Data-Driven Decisions using Visual Analytics at Cranfield University.

April 2016 - My work with the Oxford e-Research Centre on design separability for glyph visualization has been accepted for publication in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.

March 2016 - I was invited to give a talk on visual analytics for cyber security at the vLunch seminar series at Cardiff University.

December 2015 - Myself, and colleagues from Oxford Cyber Security, were invited to demonstrate the RicherPicture system at DSTL. Following a successful first phase, the project has now been successful in attracting a second round of research funding from DSTL.

September 2015 - My work on visualising the insider threat is presented at the IEEE Visualization for Cyber Security conference (VizSec) in Chicago, that is held in conjunction with IEEE VIS.

June 2015 - I was awarded CSCT Researcher of the Year at UWE, worth £1,000 towards equipment for carrying out further research.

May 2015 - I was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher award, to conduct an internally-funded research project entitled ``Enhanced personal situational awareness through network and systems visualization''.

March 2015 - I was invited to give a guest lecture at the Insider Threat Workshop day that was held at the Oxford Cyber Security Centre, University of Oxford.