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

  • Fisher JM, Hammerla NY, Ploetz T, Andras PE, Rochester L, Walker RW. 2016. Unsupervised home monitoring of Parkinson's disease motor symptoms using body-worn accelerometers. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. doi>
  • Olorisade BK, De Quincey E, Brereton OP, Andras PE. 2016. A Critical Analysis of Studies that Address the Use of Text Mining for Citation Screening in Systematic Reviews. EASE '16 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering. ACM. doi> full text>
  • 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. full text>
  • 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> full text>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Fisher JM, Hammerla NY, Ploetz T, Andras PE, Rochester L, Walker RW. 2016. Unsupervised home monitoring of Parkinson's disease motor symptoms using body-worn accelerometers. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. doi>
  • 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. full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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

  • Olorisade BK, De Quincey E, Brereton OP, Andras PE. 2016. A Critical Analysis of Studies that Address the Use of Text Mining for Citation Screening in Systematic Reviews. EASE '16 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering. ACM. doi> full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • Duffee B and Andras PE. 2015. 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. 2015. Detecting Communities of Methods using Dynamic Analysis Data.
  • Hammerla N, Ploetz T, Rochester L, Fisher J, Walker R, Andras PE. 2015. PD disease state assessment in naturalistic environments using deep learning.
  • Sinmai K and Andras PE. 2014. Mapping on Surfaces: Supporting Collaborative Work Using Interactive Tabletop. Collaboration and technology - CRIWG 2014 (pp. 319-334). Springer. doi>
  • Hammerla NY, Kirkham R, Andras PE, Ploetz T. 2013. On preserving statistical characteristics of accelerometry data using their empirical cumulative distribution. 2013 International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 65-68). ACM.
  • 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>
  • Pakhira A and Andras PE. 2012. 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>
  • 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>
  • 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>
  • Dos Santos F, Steyn JS, Andras PE. Modelling the Restoration of Activity in a Biological Neural Network. IEEE. full text>
  • Andras PE. Social Learning, Environmental Adversity and the Evolution of Cooperation. MIT. full text>
  • Alshamsi A, Williams N, Andras PE. The Trade-off between Usability and Security in the Context of eGovernment: A Mapping Study. ACM. full text>