Professor Bernadette Sharp

Responsibilities

 

  • Professor of Applied Artificial Intelligence

Qualifications

 

  • BSc, MPhil, PhD 
  •  PGCE

 

Professional Memberships

 

  • 2001- Fellow and Chartered IT Professional of the British Computer Society (BCS). 
  • Member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
  • 1993-  Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • 1988- Member of the French Association INFORSID (Informatique des Organisations et     Systèmes d' Information et de Décision).
  • 1983- Chartered Member of the Institute of Library and Information Science (CILIP)

Research Interests

 

Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Management and Discovery, Data, Text and Link Mining.

Founder and programme chair of the International Workshop on Natural Language Processing (NLPCS) since 2004.

 

Programme chair of the International Conference in Artificial Intelligence and Agents (ICAART) from 2009 to 2010.

Current Research projects

  • Digital Image Analysis for Diagnostic Decision Support in Histopathology. PhD Researchers: E. Carel, P. Palee.
  • An Animated Pedagogical Agent for Assisting Novice Programmers within a Desktop Computer Environment. PhD Researcher: D. Case.
  • Humanoid Shape Grammar to Create Harmonised Character Design. PhD Researcher: A. Kunkhet.
  • Anomalies Detection in Link Mining. PhD Researcher: Z. Ali.
  • Fall-Risk Case Based Reasoning System Framework for Physiotherapy Care of Thai Elderly. PhD Researcher: W. Rueangsirarak.
  • Total Communication with Animation Dictionary Project – Teaching English to Thai Hearing Impaired Pupils. PhD Researcher: S. Wicha.
  • Development of English as Specific Purpose (ESP) Incubators to Improve English Writing of Software Engineering students in Thailand. PhD Researcher: T. Saeheaw.
  • Predicting financial crisis using text mining techniques. PhD Researcher: M. El Agami.

Recent Publications (also available online)

Edited Books

  • 2009  Agents and Artificial Intelligence, International Conference, ICAART 2009, Porto, Portugal, January 19-21, 2009, Communications in Computer and Information Science, 67, Springer ISBN 978-3-642-11818-0, (co-authors: J. Filipe, A. Fred) 
     

Book Chapters

  • 2013   TCAD -Vocabulary Acquisition Tool for Motivating Bilingual Pupils with Hearing Impairment in Learning English. In Neustein, A., Markowitz, J.A. (eds.), Where Humans Meet Machines: Innovative Solutions to Knotty Natural Language Problems, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg/New York. (co-authors: S. Wicha, A.S. Atkins, P. Sureephong, N.Chakpitak)
  • 2013  Evaluating UK Intra-national Outsourcing to North Staffordshire. In Christiansen, B.,  Williams, N., Turkina, E. (eds.) Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA (co-authors: A. S. Atkins, L. Atkins) in press.

Edited Conference Proceedings

  • 2012  Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, June 2012, Wroclaw, Poland (co-editor: M. Zock)
  • 2011   Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, August 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark (co-editor: M. Zock, M. Carl, A. L. Jakobsen)
  • 2010 Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, June 2010, Madeira, Portugal, INSTICC Press (co-editor: M. Zock)
  • 2010  Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference in Artificial Intelligence and Agents (ICAART), Valencia, Spain, INSTICC Press (co-editors: J. Filipe, A. Fred)
  • 2009 Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, May 2009, Milan, Italy, INSTICC Press (co-editor: M. Zock)
  • 2009 Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Artificial Intelligence and Agents (ICAART), Porto,  Portugal, INSTICC Press (co-editors: J. Filipe, A. Fred)
  • 2008 Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, June 2008, Barcelona, Spain, INSTICC Press (co-editor: M. Zock)

Journals

  • 2013 Image Analysis of Histological Features in Molar Pregnancies. Expert Systems with Applications. 10.1016/j.eswa.2013.06.034 (In Press) co-authors Palee, Patison; Noriega, Leonardo; Sebire, Neil and Platt, Craig 
  • 2013 Clustering the Clusters –Knowledge Enhancing Tool for Diagnosing Elderly Falling Risk. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM). ISSN 1368-2156 (In Press) co-authors Rueangsirarak, Worasak; Atkins, Anthony; Chakpitak, N and Meksamoot, M.)
  • 2013 Developing a Collaborative Knowledge Sharing Framework to Promote English Learning Retention. International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL) (In Press)(co-authors T. Saeheaw,  N. Chakpitak, M. Meksamoot and N. Adipattaranan.)  
  • 2012   Fall-risk screening system framework for physiotherapy care of elderly, Journal of Expert Systems with Applications,  39 (10), 8859-8864,   August, 2012 (co-authors: W. Rueangsiraraka, A.S. Atkins,  N. Chakpitak,  K. Meksamoot)
  • 2012   Knowledge Based System Framework of SOM and CBR Techniques using Motion Capture Technology in Elderly Falling Risk for Physiotherapist Assessment and Support, International Journal of Research in IT, Management & Engineering, 1 (4), 1-20 (co-authors: W. Rueangsirarak, A. S. Atkins, N. Chakpitak, K. Meksamoot, P. Pothongsunun)
  • 2012  Developing a Collaborative Knowledge Sharing Framework to Promote English Learning Retention, International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL) (co-authors: T. Saewhaw, N. Chakpitak, K. Meksamoot, N. Adipattaranan)
  • 2012  An Animated Dictionary for Hearing Impaired Students in Thailand, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs (JORSEN) Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs • Volume 12 • Number 4 • 2012 234–244 (co-authors: S. Wicha, P. Sureephong,  N. Chapitak, A.S. Atkins) doi: 10.1111/j.1471-3802.2012.01239.x
  • 2011   Clustering the Clusters –Knowledge Enhancing Tool for Diagnosing Elderly Falling Risk, International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM), (co-authors: A. Atkins, W. Rueangsirarak, N. Chakpitak, K. Meksamoot) .
  • 2011  An Ontology Driven Multi-agent System for Outsourcing, Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, 38, 6949–6956 (co-authors: A. Atkins, H. Kothari), DOI 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.12.020
  • 2011   Evaluating UK Intra-national Outsourcing to North Staffordshire, International Journal of Advanced Computing, (co-authors: A. S. Atkins, L. Atkins).
  • 2008  Text Segmentation of Spoken Meeting Transcripts, International Journal of Speech Technology, 11 (3-4), 157-166, (co-author: C. Chibelushi)

Refereed conferences

  • 2012 Natural Language Based Shape Grammar, Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science (NLPCS 2012), 28-29, Wroclaw Poland (co-authors: A. Kunkhet, L. Noriega).
  • 2011   Risk Clustering for Diagnosing the Falling Risks in Elderly People Using Self-Organizing Map and Motion Capture Technology. IN CHOUDHARY, R. K., VERMA, M. & SAINI, S. (Eds.) 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computing & Communication Technologies (ICACCT-2011). Haryana, India, APIIT,  226-230 (co-authors: W. Rueangsirarak, A. S. Atkins, B. Sharp, N. Chakpitak, & K. Meksamoot).
  • 2011 Application of CBR Techniques  in  Elderly Falling Risk for Physiotherapist  Assessment and  Support, 5th International Conference on Software, Knowledge Information, Industrial Management and Applications (SKIMA 2011), August 2011, Benevento, Italy (co-authors: W. Rueangsirarak, A. S. Atkins, N. Chakpitak, K. Meksamoot)
  • 2010   Decision Support System for Strategic Outsourcing Risk Reduction, Proceedings of SKIMA 2010, August  25-27, 2010, Paro, Bhutan (co-author: A.S. Atkins, L. Atkins)
  • 2010  Harmonised and Contextual Based Driven Shape Grammar, Proceedings of SKIMA 2010, August 25-27, 2010, Paro, Bhutan (co-author: A. Kunkhet)
  • 2010    Simulation based agent decision making for water pipe condition monitoring, invited paper CM 2010 and MFPT 2010, The Seventh International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies, 22-24 June 2010, Ettington Chase, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, invited paper (co-author: L. Noriega)
  • 2009  HABIO Management of Outsourcing: Systems, Capabilities and Cybernetics, Technia- International Journal of Computing Science & Communication Technologies, 2(2), January 2010,   407-413, ISSN 0974-3375  (co-authors: A. Atkins, S. Hickey, L. Ho)
  • 2008 Healthcare Waste Management using Knowledge Hub and RFID Technology in the UK and China, 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing &Communication Technologies, November 2008, APIIT, Panipat, India (co-authors:  L. Zhang, A.. S. Atkins, W. Miao, H. Yu), ISBN: 81-87433-68-X,  14-20
  • 2008 Tracker Text Segmentation Approach: Integrating Complex Lexical and Conversation Cue Features, Proceedings of the 5th International Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science Workshop, June 2008,  104-113 (co-author: C. Chibelushi).

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

 

  • Research Informed Teaching.  ‘HABIO Outsourcing – Decision Support Systems.
  • EPSRC Collaborative Training Account (CTA)
  • RiT/HEIF – Outsourcing Part 3
  • Research collaboration with Keele University, UK,  and Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Current Teaching

 

Artificial Intelligence, Data and Text Mining, Research methods

Contact

Prof Bernadette Sharp,
Business, Planning and Resources (Computing Part-time Lecturers)
Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Sciences
Staffordshire University
t: +44 (0)1785 353585
e: b.sharp@staffs.ac.uk