Leadership Team

Contact: l.m.jackson@lboro.ac.uk

Lisa holds a Senior Lectureship in the Department of Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University. She is a member of the Control and Reliability research group and leads the Reliability subdivision. She has made a number of contributions in the field of risk and reliability engineering, in particular, recent research has focused on the development of fault diagnostic methods using diagraphs, fault tress and Bayesian Belief Networks.

Another area of research, engaging collaboration with the public sector, includes application of operational research methods in crime incidence modelling within the Police Force. These methods have provided a clearer understanding of the real life demand profile allowing appropriate assignation of staff, through roster compilation, to cope with the demands borne from the calls from the public. Results from this work have impacted upon working practices at Leicestershire Constabulary, seeing a change in their previous shift structure and resource allocation methods.

Lisa has gained funding from the EPSRC and industry (BAE SYSTEMS), and worked in close collaboration with URENCO, Leicestershire Constabulary, Rolls Royce Aero Engines, MOD and the System Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC).

Lisa is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Risk and Reliability and regularly reviews papers for this and other international Journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Reliability Engineering and System Safety and the Journal of the Operational Research Society. She is also an associate editor of the International Journal of Performability Engineering. Lisa is a member of the European Safety and Reliability Technical Committee. She has published over 50 papers in international Journals and conferences in the risk and reliability, and operational research discipline areas.

Contact: john.andrews@nottingham.ac.uk

Prof Andrews was appointed to the Chair of Infrastructure Asset Management at the University of Nottingham in October 2009. The position is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Network Rail and is based in the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre. Prior to this Prof Andrews was Professor of Risk and Reliability Engineering at Loughborough University. He is a member of Editorial Board for 7 international journals and Chair of the ESRA (European Safety and Reliability Association) Mathematical Methods in Reliability and Safety Technical Committee.

One of his research interests has been the quantification of the reliability and availability of complex systems. Primarily this has used Binary Decision Diagram (BDD) techniques for the solution of Fault Tree and Event Tree models, offering improved accuracy and significantly shorter analysis times. This new capabilities make it ideally suited for implementation in approaches for system optimisation.

Contact: T.W.Jackson@lboro.ac.uk

Thomas W Jackson (PhD, FBCS) is a Professor of Information and Knowledge Management and is the Director of the Centre for Information Management. He has over 15 years' experience of research and industrial consultancy and secured over 5.3M pounds from Research Councils. His research areas are Electronic Communication and Information Retrieval, and Applied and Theory based Knowledge Management, including his Natural Language Processing Email Knowledge Extraction system (EKE) that has the world's best f-ranking measure. In addition to this, his EMOTIVE project holds the world's best f-measure for fine grained emotion detection. He is on a number of editorial boards for international journals and reviews for many more and has published more than 130 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He has given a number of invited keynote talks throughout the world. Funding sources for his research including EPSRC, Royal Society, Private (e.g. SAP), Public (e.g. Leicestershire Constabulary, The National Archives); KTPs and 3rd Sector (Amateur Swimming Association - predicting swimmer attendance) and won a number of prizes for his research, notable the research undertaken with Leicestershire Police and the implementation of Mobile Data Terminals in all Police Vehicles. He is currently working on the Robust Lifecycle Design and Health Monitoring for Fuel-Cell Extended Performance project and the Adaptive Informatics for Intelligent Manufacturing (AI2M) project.


Lei Mao is a Research Associate in the Department of Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University. He has several years' experience in system condition assessment and fault diagnostics. In RESILIENCE project, he is responsible for the FC prognostic model development, sensor type and location selection, FC fault diagnostics, and validation of FC design and health monitoring decision support tool.

Andrey Vasilyev is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham University. In the RESILIENCE project, his focus has been the refining of the Petri nets model to simulate the degradation of the fuel cell stack over the course of its operational life. This has involved a modular approach that allows for high flexibility in model structure and has been developed using a bond graph method. In this way a hybrid model is created. (1) Stochastic process are modelled with Petri Nets, and (2) deterministic dynamics are modeled with Bond Graphs.

Eleni Tsalapati is a Research Associate at the Centre for Information Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. She brings several years of experience in knowledge representation and reasoning. Throughout these years she has actively been involved in a number of European projects (AthenaPlus; LinkedHeritage; eContentPlus; BOEMIE) where she has mostly been occupied in ontology developing, managing and reasoning, in ontology mapping and in RDF-ization of XML data. She is currently working in the EPSRC projects AI2M and RESILIENCE where she develops ontologies and applies automated reasoning techniques for health monitoring and decision support. Her PhD was focused on query answering over consistent and inconsistent ontological knowledge and on optimised ontology reasoning under knowledge revision. During these years she has obtained excellent knowledge of advanced technologies and theories like First-Order Logic, Description Logics, Semantic Web; in ontology languages like RDF(S), OWL and OWL 2 and in automated reasoning techniques. Additionally, she has recommended and implemented innovative algorithms that have been published in the proceedings of several peer-reviewed conferences and in peer-reviewed journals [1-9].

William Johnson worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Information Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. He holds a masters in Information and Knowledge Management (Loughborough 2008) and in Information Technology (Nottingham 1991). His PhD (Loughborough 2015) looked at common metrics for measuring the output from the simulation of complex systems using 2D cellular automata. He has spent over twenty years working in IT, both as a programmer, a technical consultant and a manager of a R&D team. In the RESILIENCE project he worked on the design and development of a system to simulated the streaming of data, as well as the core decision system that formated the data, loaded the ontology and provided real time visualisation of the fuel cell sensory data.

Sameera Abar worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Information Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. Key focus of her past research was on Multi-agent Computing, Knowledge-based Systems, and Ontologies for Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning Environments; more specifically, practical prototype systems in the area of Next-Generation Real-world Intelligent Knowledge-based Support Systems employing Multi-agent/Ontology Technologies. She has published her work in the accredited journals and presented papers in major international conferences with highly competitive paper acceptance-rate as well as domestic technical forums. She has been a regular member of some renowned international technical organizations: IEEE & IEEE-Computer/Communication societies, International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA), and IEICE-ISS.

Claudia Fecarotti worked as a Research Associate in the Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham University. In RESILIENCE project, she worked on a failure model using Petri nets. This looked at how the malfunctioning and/or failures of components of the balance of plant (BOP) affect the operating parameters and in turn the stack performance. The model takes into account the causal relationships between the operation of the BOP and the fuel cell stack performance.