Peter Andras

Title: Professor
Phone: (+44) 01782 733412
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Location: Colin Reeves Building CR38
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Education:

PhD Neural Networks (Mathematical Analysis), Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj,Romania, 2000

MSc Artificial Intelligence, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 1996

BSc Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 1995

Certificate in Management, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 1995


Jobs:

Professor, Keele University, UK, 2014-present

Reader (Associate Professor), Newcastle University, UK, 2005-2014

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Newcastle University, UK, 2001-2005

Research Associate, Newcastle University, UK, 2000-2001

Teaching Assistant (AIO), University of Maastricht, Netherlands 1998-2000

Associate Lecturer (Adjunct Professor), Petru Maior University, Targu Mures,
Romania, 1997-1998

Associate Lecturer (Adjunct Professor), Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj,
Romania, 1997-1998

Director, CIVITAS Foundation for the Civil Society, 1992-1998

Membership in scientific societies:

Senior Member - Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)

Fellow - Society of Biology

IEEE - Computer Society

International Neural Network Society (INNS)

Society for Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour

Society for Neuroscience.


Industrial collaborations:

e-Theraputics Plc

Data Complexity Ltd

EnviResearch Ltd

Corbitt's Ltd

XACT PCB Ltd

Recent Research grants

  • 2013 - 2015 KTP, Machine learning analysis of industrial data for process optimisation (PI), with XACT PCB Ltd;

  • 2013 - 2014 EPSRC, Restoration of normal activity in damaged neural systems using multi-electrode arrays and FPGA neurons (PI), with Prof Alex Yakovlev and Dr Patrick Degenaar, Newcastle University;

  • 2012 - 2013 EPSRC, Development of novel voltage-sensitive dyes for neuroimaging (co-PI), with Prof Andrew Benniston, Newcastle University;

  • 2011 - 2013 Amazon (PI), Cloud base software testing and analysis;

  • 2006 - 2009 EPSRC, NorthEast e-Science Centre - continuation grant (CI), with Prof Paul Watson and others, Newcastle University;                    

Research Interests

  • Computational neuroscience
  • Complex systems analysis and modelling
  • Network analysis of large scale software systems
  • Computational intelligence

 

Selected Publications

  • Luo J, Nikolic K, Evans B, Dong N, Sun X, Andras PE, Yakovlev A, Degenaar P. Optogenetics in Silicon: A Neural Processor for Predicting Optically Active Neural Networks. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.
  • Andras PE and Steyn J. 2015. Analysis of the dynamics of temporal relationships of neural activities using optical imaging data.
  • Andras PE. 2015. Environmental Factors and the Emergence of Cultural – Technical Innovations. Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (pp. 130-137). MIT Press. doi>
  • Fisher JM, Hammerla NY, Rochester L, Andras P, Walker RW. 2016. Body-Worn Sensors in Parkinson's Disease: Evaluating Their Acceptability to Patients. TELEMEDICINE AND E-HEALTH, vol. 22(1), 63-69. link> doi>
  • Bai D, Benniston AC, Clift S, Baisch U, Steyn J, Everitt N, Andras P. 2014. Low molecular weight Neutral Boron Dipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyads for fluorescence-based neural imaging. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, vol. 1065, 10-15. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Luo J, Nikolic K, Evans B, Dong N, Sun X, Andras PE, Yakovlev A, Degenaar P. Optogenetics in Silicon: A Neural Processor for Predicting Optically Active Neural Networks. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.
  • Fisher JM, Hammerla NY, Rochester L, Andras P, Walker RW. 2016. Body-Worn Sensors in Parkinson's Disease: Evaluating Their Acceptability to Patients. TELEMEDICINE AND E-HEALTH, vol. 22(1), 63-69. link> doi>
  • Bai D, Benniston AC, Clift S, Baisch U, Steyn J, Everitt N, Andras P. 2014. Low molecular weight Neutral Boron Dipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyads for fluorescence-based neural imaging. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, vol. 1065, 10-15. link> doi>
  • Andras P. 2014. Function Approximation Using Combined Unsupervised and Supervised Learning. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS AND LEARNING SYSTEMS, vol. 25(3), 495-505. link> doi>
  • Andras P and Andras A. 2013. Type 2 diabetes: A side effect of the adaptation of neurons and fat cells to support increased cognitive performance. MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, vol. 80(2), 176-185. link> doi>
  • Staedele C, Andras P, Stein W. 2012. Simultaneous measurement of membrane potential changes in multiple pattern generating neurons using voltage sensitive dye imaging. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS, vol. 203(1), 78-88. link> doi>
  • Andras P. 2012. A Bayesian Interpretation of the Particle Swarm Optimization and Its Kernel Extension. PLOS ONE, vol. 7(11), Article ARTN e48710. link> doi>
  • Andras P. 2011. Research: metrics, quality, and management implications. RESEARCH EVALUATION, vol. 20(2), 90-106. link> doi>
  • Lythgow KT, Hudson G, Andras P, Chinnery PF. 2011. A critical analysis of the combined usage of protein localization prediction methods: Increasing the number of independent data sets can reduce the accuracy of predicted mitochondrial localization. MITOCHONDRION, vol. 11(3), 444-449. link> doi>
  • Stein W, Staedele C, Andras P. 2011. Single-sweep voltage-sensitive dye imaging of interacting identified neurons. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS, vol. 194(2), 224-234. link> doi>
  • Stein W and Andras P. 2010. Light-induced effects of a fluorescent voltage-sensitive dye on neuronal activity in the crab stomatogastric ganglion. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS, vol. 188(2), 290-294. link> doi>
  • Andras P. 2009. Molecular neuroimaging - A proposal for a novel approach to high resolution recording of neural activity in nervous systems. MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, vol. 73(6), 876-882. link> doi>
  • Charlton BG and Andras P. 2009. The Sleep Elaboration-Awake Pruning (SEAP) theory of memory: Long term memories grow in complexity during sleep and undergo selection while awake. Clinical, psychopharmacological and creative implications. MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, vol. 73(1), 1-4. link> doi>
  • Hinks J, Bush J, Andras P, Garratt J, Pigott G, Kennedy A, Pless-Mulloli T. 2009. Views on chemical safety information and influences on chemical disposal behaviour in the UK. The Science of the total environment, vol. 407(4), 1299-1306. doi>
  • Andras P, Gwyther R, Madalinski AA, Lynden SJ, Andras A, Young MP. 2007. Ecological network analysis: an application to the evaluation of effects of pesticide use in an agricultural environment. Pest management science, vol. 63(10), 943-953. doi>
  • Kaiser M, Martin R, Andras P, Young MP. 2007. Simulation of robustness against lesions of cortical networks. The European journal of neuroscience, vol. 25(10), 3185-3192. doi>
  • Andras P and Wennekers T. 2007. Cortical activity pattern computation. Bio Systems, vol. 87(2-3), 179-185. doi>
  • Andras P, Lazarus J, Roberts G. 2007. Environmental adversity and uncertainty favour cooperation. BMC evolutionary biology, vol. 7, 240. doi>
  • Andras P. 2005. Pattern computation in neural communication systems. Biological cybernetics, vol. 92(6), 452-460. doi>
  • Charlton BG and Andras P. 2005. Modernizing UK health services: 'short-sharp-shock' reform, the NHS subsistence economy, and the spectre of health care famine. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, vol. 11(2), 111-119. doi>
  • Charlton BG and Andras P. 2005. Medical research funding may have over-expanded and be due for collapse. QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, vol. 98(1), 53-55. doi>
  • Andras P and Andras C. 2005. The origins of life -- the 'protein interaction world' hypothesis: protein interactions were the first form of self-reproducing life and nucleic acids evolved later as memory molecules. Medical hypotheses, vol. 64(4), 678-688. doi>
  • Andras P. 2003. A model for emergent complex order in small neural networks. Journal of integrative neuroscience, vol. 2(1), 55-69.
  • Andras P and Charlton BG. 2002. Democratic deficit and communication hyper-inflation in health care systems. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, vol. 8(3), 291-297.
  • Andras P and Charlton BG. 2002. Commentary on Sweeney & Kernick (2002), Clinical evaluation: constructing a new model for post-normal medicine. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 8, 131-138. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, vol. 8(2), 143-144.
  • András P. 2002. Kernel-Kohonen networks. International journal of neural systems, vol. 12(2), 117-135. doi>
  • Stein W, Staedele C, Andras P. 2011. Optical Imaging of Neurons in the Crab Stomatogastric Ganglion with Voltage-sensitive Dyes. JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS, Article UNSP e2567. link> doi> full text>

Chapters

  • Pakhira A and Andras PE. 2012. Leveraging the Cloud for Large-Scale Software Testing–A Case Study: Google Chrome on Amazon. In Software Testing in the Cloud: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline. IGI Global.

Other

  • Andras PE and Steyn J. 2015. Analysis of the dynamics of temporal relationships of neural activities using optical imaging data.
  • Andras PE. 2015. Environmental Factors and the Emergence of Cultural – Technical Innovations. Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (pp. 130-137). MIT Press. doi>
  • Andras P, Pakhira A, Moreno L, Marcus A, IEEE. 2013. A Measure to Assess the Behavior of Method Stereotypes in Object-Oriented Software. 2013 4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON EMERGING TRENDS IN SOFTWARE METRICS (WETSOM) (pp. 7-13). link>
  • Luo JW, Degenaar P, Coapes G, Yakovlev A, Mak T, Andras P, IEEE. 2013. Towards Reliable Hybrid Bio-Silicon Integration Using Novel Adaptive Control System. 2013 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (ISCAS) (pp. 2311-2314). link>
  • Yu S-Y, Hammerla N, Yan J, Andras P, IEEE. 2012. A statistical aimbot detection method for online FPS games. 2012 INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS (IJCNN). link>
  • Yu S-Y, Hammerla N, Yan J, Andras P. 2012. Aimbot Detection in Online FPS Games Using a Heuristic Method Based on Distribution Comparison Matrix. NEURAL INFORMATION PROCESSING, ICONIP 2012, PT V (vol. 7667, pp. 654-661). link>
  • Luo JW, Mak T, Yu B, Andras P, Yakovlev A, IEEE. 2011. Towards Neuro-Silicon Interface Using Reconfigurable Dynamic Clamping. 2011 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) (pp. 6389-6392). link>
  • Olorisade BK, De Quincey E, Brereton OP, Andras PE. A Critical Analysis of Studies that Address the Use of Text Mining for Citation Screening in Systematic Reviews. ACM. full text>
  • Duffee B and Andras PE. Detecting communities of methods using dynamic analysis data. Sixth International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Metrics (pp. 11-20). IEEE. full text>
  • Andras PE and Duffee B. Detecting Communities of Methods using Dynamic Analysis Data.
  • Andras P and IEEE. 2015. High-Dimensional Function Approximation Using Local Linear Embedding. 2015 INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS (IJCNN). link> doi> full text>
  • Sinmai K and Andras PE. Mapping on Surfaces: Supporting Collaborative Work Using Interactive Tabletop. Collaboration and technology - CRIWG 2014 (pp. 319-334). Springer. doi>
  • Dos Santos F, Steyn JS, Andras PE. Modelling the Restoration of Activity in a Biological Neural Network. IEEE. full text>
  • Hammerla NY, Kirkham R, Andras PE, Ploetz T. On preserving statistical characteristics of accelerometry data using their empirical cumulative distribution. 2013 International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 65-68). ACM.
  • Hammerla N, Ploetz T, Rochester L, Fisher J, Walker R, Andras PE. PD disease state assessment in naturalistic environments using deep learning.
  • Andras PE. Social Learning, Environmental Adversity and the Evolution of Cooperation. MIT.
  • Alshamsi A, Williams N, Andras PE. The Trade-off between Usability and Security in the Context of eGovernment: A Mapping Study.
  • Pakhira A and Andras PE. Using network analysis metrics to discover functionally important methods in large-scale software systems. Emerging Trends in Software Metrics (WETSoM), 2012 3rd International Workshop on (pp. 70-76). IEEE. doi>