Professor George Panoutsos

MSc, PhD, FHEA

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Faculty Director for Research and Innovation - Faculty of Engineering, Professor of Computational Intelligence

George Panoutsos
g.panoutsos@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5130

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Professor George Panoutsos
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Amy Johnson Building
Portobello Street
Sheffield
S1 4DW
Profile

George Panoutsos received his PhD degree in automatic control and systems engineering from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K, in 2007. He joined the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (University of Sheffield, UK) as a Lecturer in 2010, and promoted to Professor of Computational Intelligence in 2019.

George has a research grant portfolio of over £2M from the UK EPSRC, Innovate UK, EU Horizon 2020 and direct industry funding, as well as over 60 research publications in theoretical as well as applied contributions in the areas of computational intelligence, data-driven modelling, optimisation, and decision support systems. In terms of applied research, the majority of his work is on advanced manufacturing systems, as well as healthcare applications, while also currently exploring research applications in infrastructure.

Research interests
  • Interpretable Machine Learning
  • Computational Intelligence (CI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Granular Computing (GrC) and Computing with Words
  • Incremental learning – Smart Adaptive Systems
  • Data mining, classification and pattern recognition
  • Manufacturing systems
    • Process monitoring and optimisation, decision making
    • Data-driven process-part quality assurance and forecasting of defects, manufacturing informatics
    • applications: additive manufacturing (3D printing), laser-based welding and cladding, friction stir welding, steel making
  • Biomedical intelligent systems and Decision Support in healthcare
    • Decision support and data-driven modelling
    • Personalised therapy, therapy optimisation
    • applications: wearable devices, sleep disorders, cancer prognosis, ICU decision support

Recent research awards and projects

  • 2019-2021, Innovate UK, 'VULCAN' Data efficient process-part monitoring and control for Electron Beam Melting using Machine Learning (PI, £268k)

  • 2019, UoS ACSE pump-prime fund, A phenotypical knowledge-based image classifier for identification of novel anti-metastasis drugs (PI, £2k)

  • 2019-2021 EPSRC, Using Machine learning to enable feedback controlled manufacture of self-assembled patterned materials (co-I £250k)

  • 2019-2022, Aerospace Technology Institute, DAM, Developing Design for Additive Manufacturing, (co-I, ACSE project £186k)
  • 2019-2022, Aerospace Technology Institute, AIRLIFT, Additive IndustRiaLIsation FuTure Technology, (co-I, ACSE project £140k)
  • 2016-2022 EPSRC MAPP Hub, Future Powder Manufacturing Hub (co-I £10M)
  • 2018-2020 EU H2020, INTEGRADDE (co-I £12.7M)
  • 2017-2019 Innovate UK, MIRIAM - Machine Intelligence for Radically Improved Additive Manufacturing (co-I £666k)
  • 2016 -2018 Innovate UK, TACDAM, Tailorable & Adaptive Connected Digital Additive Manufacturing (academic PI £1M )
  • 2018-2020 TWI Ltd, Phased array NDT in Stir Welding: Interpretable machine learning and process monitoring (PI £42k)
  • 2015-2017 EU H2020, Factories of The Future - 01: Process Optimisation of Manufacturing Assets, COMBILASER, (co-I and academic lead, £3.48M)
  • 2014-2016 TSB, Sustained Process Excellence through Embedding of Analytics and Knowledge Management into Process Chains, Academic (PI, total project cost £441k)
  • 2013-2014 METRC Innovation Award, Online and real-time condition monitoring of Friction Stir Welding, (PI £10k)
  • 2012 EPSRC/Sheffield University, Model-based performance evaluation for critical manufacturing processes (PI £61k)
  • 2012-2014 TWI Ltd. Yorkshire, UK, Automated Systems for Intelligent Stir Tracking and Optimisation (PI £29k)
  • 2010-2013 TWI Ltd. Cambridge, UK, Multiscale model-based search for optimal Process Operating Windows in Friction Stir Welding (PI £6k)
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Yusuf H & Panoutsos G (2020) Multi-criteria decision making using Fuzzy Logic and ATOVIC with application to manufacturing. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE). Glasgow, UK, 19 July 2020 - 24 July 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wu KE & Panoutsos G (2020) A New Method for Generating and Indexing Reference Points in Many Objective Optimisation. 2020 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 19 July 2020 - 24 July 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Xi Z & Panoutsos G (2019) Interpretable Machine Learning: Convolutional Neural Networks with RBF Fuzzy Logic Classification Rules. Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (pp 448-454), 25 September 2018 - 27 September 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yusuf HA, Panoutsos G & Nageswaran C (2019) An MCDM framework for the classification of features from ultrasonic images of plastic pipe welds. 58th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, NDT 2019 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yusuf HA, Panoutsos G & Nageswaran C (2019) An MCDM framework for the classification of features from ultrasonic images of plastic pipe welds. 58th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, NDT 2019 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rubio-Solis A, Martinez-Hernandez U & Panoutsos G (2018) Evolutionary Extreme Learning Machine for the Interval Type-2 Radial Basis Function Neural Network: A Fuzzy Modelling Approach. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 8 July 2018 - 13 July 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez-Hernandez U, Rubio-Solis A, Panoutsos G & Dehghani-Sanij AA (2017) A combined Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy and Bayesian strategy for recognition and prediction of gait events using wearable sensors. IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rubio-Solis A & Panoutsos G (2017) An ensemble data-driven fuzzy network for laser welding quality prediction. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, 9 July 2017 - 12 July 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huse M, Panoutsos G, Emde B, Rubio Solis A, Hermsdorf J & Kaierle S (2017) Closing the loop – Using Online Monitoring Techniques for an Automated Laser Welding Process Optimization in Industrial Applications. Proceedings of the Lasers in Manufacturing Conference 2017, 26 June 2017 - 29 June 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Baraka A, Panoutsos G & Cater S (2016) Perpetual Learning Framework based on Type-2 Fuzzy Logic System for a Complex Manufacturing Process. IFAC-PapersOnLine, Vol. 49(20) (pp 143-148) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Solis AR & Panoutsos G (2016) Iterative Information Granulation for Novelty Detection in Complex Datasets. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 24 July 2016 - 29 July 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rubio-Solis A, Panoutsos G & Thornton S (2016) A Data-driven fuzzy modelling framework for the classification of imbalanced data. 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS), 4 September 2016 - 6 September 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tzagarakis G & Panoutsos G (2016) Model-Based Feature Selection Based on Radial Basis Functions and Information Measures. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 24 July 2016 - 29 July 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gonzalez-Rodriguez A, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M & Beamish K (2014) A Novelty detection framework based on fuzzy entropy for a complex manufacturing process. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2014, IEEE IS'14. Warsaw, Poland, 24 September 2014 - 26 September 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Baraka A, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M & Cater S (2014) A Shannon entropy-based conflict measure for enhancing granular computing-based information processing. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (GrC), 22 October 2014 - 24 October 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Alejandro Montalvo J, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M & Catto JW (2014) High dimensionality and scaling-up performance of RBF models with application to healthcare informatics. 5th International Conference on Computer and Computational Intelligence. Paris, France, 6 December 2014 - 7 December 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Baraka A, Gonzalez-Rodriguez AA, Panoutsos G, Beamish K & Cater S (2014) Manufacturing Informatics and Human-in-the-loop: A case study on Friction Stir Welding. 3rd EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference. Glasgow, 23 September 2014 - 24 September 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Solis, A.R. & Panoutsos G (2014) Fuzzy uncertainty assessment in RBF Neural Networks using neutrosophic sets for multiclass classification. IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2014. Beijing, China, 6 July 2014 - 11 July 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Mumtaz, K. & Ghadbeigi, H. (2013) Systematic modelling and real-time optimisation for manufacturing complex geometries using additive manufacturing technologies. 2nd Annual EPSRC Manufacturing the Future conference. Cranfield University, UK, 17 September 2013 - 18 September 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Alejandro Montalvo J, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M & Catto JW (2013) Radial basis function neural-fuzzy model for microarray signature identification. BIOINFORMATICS 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms (pp 134-139) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Q, Mahfouf M, Panoutsos G, Beamish K & Norris I (2013) Systems modelling of the internal process variables for friction stir welding using genetic multi-objective fuzzy rule-based systems. ASM Proceedings of the International Conference: Trends in Welding Research (pp 834-841) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rattadilok P, Mahfouf M, Ross JJ, Mills GH, Panoutsos G, Zeghbib A & Denaï M (2012) Suggestive therapeutic pathways using hyper-heuristics. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 45(18) (pp 397-402) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang G, Mahfouf M, Panoutsos G & Wang S (2012) A multi-objective particle swarm optimization algorithm with a dynamic hypercube archive, mutation and population competition. 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2012 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Zeghbib A, Ross J, Mills G, Mahfouf M, Denai M & Samuri S (2012) Recursive Fuzzy Predictions of future Patient Paths to support Clinical Decision Making in ICU. 6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE 2012). Shanghai, China, 17 May 2012 - 20 May 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Murray PB, Rossiter JA & Panoutsos G (2012) Promoting the use of clickers across a whole engineering faculty: How, why and is it worth it?. EE 2012 - International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Conference Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gonzalez-Rodriguez AA, Panoutsos G, Sinclair K, Mahfouf M & Beamish K (2012) Model-based process monitoring in Friction Stir Welding. 9th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding. Alabama, USA, 15 May 2012 - 17 May 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Ishaque O, Mahfouf M & Tipi L (2011) Knowledge Management System IMMPETUS (KMSI) - Connoisseur. 9th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding. Alabama, USA, 23 October 2011 - 29 October 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Zhang Q, Mahfouf M, Beamish K & Norris I (2011) Wavelet analysis for assessing friction stir welding quality for aluminium AA5083. Euromat '11. Montpellier, France, 12 September 2011 - 15 September 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang G, Mahfouf M, Zhang Q, Gaffour SA, Yates J, Soberanis SA, Pinna C & Panoutsos G (2011) Systems-modelling of compact tension energy in high strength pipeline steel. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 44(1 PART 1) (pp 12126-12131) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gaffour SA, Mahfouf M, Panoutsos G & Chen J (2011) An integrated system approach for solving multi-objective scheduling problems and advanced control of an experimental hot-rolling mill. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 44(1 PART 1) (pp 12084-12089) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yang YY, Mahfouf M & Panoutsos G (2011) Confidence interval assessment for Charpy impact energy predictions - A Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM)-based approach. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 44(1 PART 1) (pp 11738-11743) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Q, Mahfouf M, Yates JR, Pinna C, Panoutsos G, Boumaiza S, Greene RJ & De Leon L (2011) Model fusion via a master fuzzy system with special application to engineering materials. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 44(1 PART 1) (pp 11732-11737) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Q, Mahfouf M, Panoutsos G, Beamish K & Norris I (2011) Multiple characterisation modelling of friction stir welding using a genetic multi-objective data-driven fuzzy modelling approach. IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (pp 2288-2295) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yang YY, Mahfouf M, Panoutsos G, Zhang Q & Thornton S (2011) Adaptive neural-fuzzy inference system for classification of rail quality data with bootstrapping-based over-sampling. IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (pp 2205-2212) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Samuri SM, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M, Mills GH, Denaï M & Brown BH (2011) Neural-fuzzy modelling of lung volume using absolute electrical impedance tomography. BIOSIGNALS 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing (pp 43-50) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M, Mills GH & Brown BH (2010) A generic framework for enhancing the interpretability of granular computing-based information. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems, IS 2010 - Proceedings (pp 19-24) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mohammad-Sammuri S, Denai MA, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M, Linkens D, Meekings T, Mills GH & Brown BH (2009) The Sheffield Mk3.5 Absolute Resistivity aEIT system - Review of Recent Updates and Future Trends. Proceedings of EIT 2009. Manchester, UK, 16 June 2009 - 19 June 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Nassef A, Mahfouf M, Linkens DA, Elsamahy E, Roberts A, Nickel P, Hockey GRJ & Panoutsos G (2009) The assessment of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Task Load Index (TLI) as physiological markers for physical stress. IFMBE Proceedings, Vol. 25(13) (pp 146-149) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang A, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M & Mills GH (2008) Goal-Directed Therapy for General ICU Patients Using Aggregated Multi-Objective Optimisation. IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Vol. 41(2) (pp 9063-9068) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M & Gama M (2008) 'Right First-time' production of materials: A reality or a myth?. Proceedings of NGMS'08. West Bengal, India, 9 January 2008 - 11 January 2008. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang A, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M & Mills G (2008) Goal-directed therapy for general ICU patients using aggregated multi-objective optimisation. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 17(1 PART 1) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Tunney DR, Billings CG, Mahfouf M, Brown BH & Mills GH (2008) Absolute Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) during singl lung ventilation. Proceedings of the 21st ESICM Annual Congress (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine) (pp S245). Lisbon, Portugal, 21 September 2008 - 24 September 2008. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Tunney DR, Mills GH, Al-Jabary T, Mahfouf M & Brown BH (2008) An improved algorithm for accurate absolute EIT lung volume estimation and localisation. Proceedings of the International Conference of the ATS (American Thoracic Society). Toronto, Canada, 16 May 2008 - 21 May 2008. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G & Mahfouf M (2008) Modelling imprecise and scattered multidimensional data using granular data compression and multiple granularity modelling. 2008 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing, GRC 2008 (pp 512-517) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G & Mahfouf M (2007) Information Fusion using Granular Computing Neural-Fuzzy Networks and Expert Knowledge. Proceedings of European Control Conference ECC'07. Kos, Greece, 2 July 2007 - 5 July 2007. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M, Brown BH & Mills GH (2007) Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) in pulmonary measurement: A review of applications and research. Proceedings of the 5th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMED 2007 (pp 221-230) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang A, Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M & Mills GH (2007) An improved blood gas intelligent hybrid model for mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit. Proceedings of the 5th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMED 2007 (pp 73-78) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Mills GH, Wang A, Mahfouf M & Brown BH (2006) Initial comparisons of absolute electrical impedance tomography (EIT) lung volume estimates with Spirometry. Proceedings of the ARS Meeting (Anaesthetic Research Society), British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 2(98). London, UK, 23 November 2006 - 24 November 2006. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G & Mahfouf M (2006) An incremental learning structure using granular computing and model fusion with application to materials processing. IEEE Intelligent Systems (pp 367-372) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G & Mahfouf M (2006) An incremental learning structure using granular computing and model fusion with application to materials processing. 2006 3rd International IEEE Conference Intelligent Systems, Vols 1 and 2 (pp 360-365) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G & Mahfouf M (2005) Granular computing and evolutionary fuzzy modelling for mechanical properties of alloy steels. 16th IFAC World Congress. Prague, Czech Republic, 4 July 2005 - 8 July 2005. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Solis A-R & Panoutsos G () A Multilayer Fuzzy Extreme Learning Machine for Regression and Classification Problems. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M, Beamish K & Norris I () Combining static and temporal process data in the modelling of FSW weld quality and mechanical properties using Computational Intelligence. 8th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding. Timmendorfer Strand, Germany, 18 May 2010 - 20 May 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G, Mahfouf M, Gaffour S & Zhang Q () Input weighted data granulation using hybrid correlation measures with application to metal properties. IFAC, Workshop on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Industry. Vina Del Mar, Chile, 14 October 2009 - 16 October 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G & Mahfouf M () Discovering Knowledge and Modelling Systems using Granular Computing and Neurofuzzy Structures. European Symposium on Nature-Inspired Smart Information Systems. Albufeira, Portugal, 3 October 2005 - 5 October 2005. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bin Muda MZ & Panoutsos G () An Entropy-based Uncertainty Measure for Developing Granular Models. An Entropy-based Uncertainty Measure for Developing Granular Models, 14 November 2020 - 15 November 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pannell J, Rigby S, Panoutsos G, Tyas A, Cooke SB & Pope DJ () Predicting near-field specific impulse distributions using machine learning. Proceedings of The 18th International Symposium for the Interaction of Munitions with Structures (18th ISIEMS). Panama City Beach, Florida, USA View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G & Mahfouf M () Information Fusion using Granular Computing Neural-Fuzzy Networks and Expert Knowledge. ECC'07 European Control Conference. Kos, Greece, 2 July 2007 - 5 July 2007. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panoutsos G & Mahfouf M () Granular computing and evolutionary fuzzy modelling for mechanical properties of alloy steels. 16th IFAC World Congress. Prague, Czech Republic, 4 July 2005 - 8 July 2005. RIS download Bibtex download

Patents

  • Mahfouf M, Linkens DA, Panoutsos G & Chen MY () Neuro-Fuzzy Systems. WO/2006/103451 Appl. 01 Jan 1970. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities
  • ACS6101, Foundations of Control Systems, module leader
  • ACS6501, Foundations of Robotics (teaching: systems modelling part)
  • ACS6402, Industry Training Programme: Advanced Manufacturing (module leader)
  • ACS6403, Industry Training Programme: Computational Intelligence (module leader)