Professor Robert F Harrison

BSc, PhD

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Professor of Computational Data Modelling

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r.f.harrison@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5139

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Professor Robert F Harrison
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Amy Johnson Building
Portobello Street
Sheffield
S1 4DW
Profile

I joined the Department as a Lecturer in 1987 by way of Oxford and Southampton universities with a brief sojourn at Harwell Laboratories. My original training was in acoustics and vibration but developed into control systems and then neural networks and machine learning to which I have devoted most of my professional attention.

I was promoted to Reader in Computational Data Modelling in 1998 following which I was elected by the Faculty of Engineering at Princeton University to a Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and to a Fellowship of Butler College. I am a member of the editorial boards of a number of international journals and have served on numerous technical committees of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and professional groups of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET). More recently I was elected to a Visiting Fellowship at James Cook University. On 1 January 2012, I was appointed to a Chair in Computational Data Modelling. I have acted twice as Head of Department, in 2008-09 and again in 20011-12, and, since 2014, have been Director of our Centre for Doctoral Training in Control & Systems Engineering.

Between April 2009 and April 2012, I acted as Director of Sheffield's Rail Innovation and Technology Centre (RITC), a research initiative funded by Network Rail and drawing on research strengths across the whole of the Engineering Faculty. The aim here was to bring new technologies to bear on the ageing infrastructure of Britain's railways.

I have delivered short courses on machine learning as far afield as Chongqing, where I am a visiting Professor, and Johannesburg, and have directed the Department's Master's Training Programme in Control Systems. Prior to this, I devised, implemented and directed two highly successful MSc Programmes by distance learning in Hong Kong and Singapore.

My research work has focused on the application of systems engineering methods in the biomedical life-sciences and some has won prizes and has been featured in the national press and broadcast media.

Research interests

Computational Data Modelling

Neural networks; machine learning; kernel machines; support vector machines; generalised linear models; clustering; dimensionality reduction; pattern recognition; data visualisation; pattern classification; pattern discrimination; regression; function approximation; Bayesian analysis; Gaussian processes; system identification; Volterra series; polynomial models; NARX/NARMAX modelling; parsimony; sparsity control; covariate selection; model selection; structure detection; iterative majorization; majorize/minimize algorithms; minorize/maximize algorithms; kernel density estimation; missing/incomplete data problems; EM methods; extended Kalman filtering; unscented Kalman filtering; nonstationary random processes.

Applications

Clinical decision support; identification of acute coronary syndromes; chest pain diagnosis; prediction of treatment failure and complications in diabetes sufferers; trauma prognosis; space weather forecasting; geomagnetic storm prediction; analysis of thyroid function; analysis of biological pathways; tissue micro-array analysis; computational drug discovery; virtual screening; chronobiology; river catchment modelling; optimal therapy scheduling via non-linear optimal control; prognosis in complex technological systems e.g. gas turbine engine systems; meta-modelling of gas turbine engines.

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Bizzi S, Harrison RF & Lerner DN (2020) The Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Map (GHSOM) for analysing multi-dimensional stream habitat datasets. 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings (pp 734-740) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Fletcher D, Harrison R, Karmakharm T, Nallaperuma S & Richmond P (2018) RateSetter. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross RJ, Harrison RF, Debono M, Whitaker MJ, Keevil BG & Newell-Price J (2017) SERUM CORTISOL AND SALIVARY CORTISONE AND FREQUENCY OF SAMPLING TO ESTIMATE CORTISOL EXPOSURE. HORMONE RESEARCH IN PAEDIATRICS, Vol. 88 (pp 53-54) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Andrews JA, Astell AJ, Brown LJE, Harrison RF & Hawley MS (2017) Technology for Early Detection of Depression and Anxiety in Older People. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 242 (pp 374-380) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hickish B, Fletcher DI & Harrison RF (2017) Maximising passenger satisfaction through optimised train movements. Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Stephenson Conference: Research for Railways 2017 (pp 181-192) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Fu R, Harrison RF, King S & Mills AR (2016) Lean burn combustion monitoring strategy based on data modelling. 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference. Big Sky, MT, USA, 5 March 2016 - 12 March 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Van Raemdonck LEM, Ata-ur-rehman , Davila-garcia ML, Mihaylova L, Harrison RF & Pacey A (2015) An algorithm for Morphological classification of motile human sperm. 2015 Sensor Data Fusion: Trends, Solutions, Applications (SDF), 6 October 2015 - 8 October 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goodwin J, Fletcher DI & Harrison RF (2015) Robust multi-train trajectory optimisation for real world conditions using a 'noisy' genetic algorithm. Stephenson Conference Research for Railways 2015, Vol. 2015-April (pp 515-527) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Laslett OW, Mills AR, Zaidan MA & Harrison RF (2014) Fusing an ensemble of diverse prognostic life predictions. 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 1 March 2014 - 8 March 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skaf Z, Zaidan MA, Harrison RF & Mills AR (2013) Accommodating repair actions into gas turbine prognostics. PHM 2013 - Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2013 (pp 66-73) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zaidan MA, Mills AR & Harrison RF (2013) Bayesian framework for aerospace gas turbine engine prognostics. Proceedings of the 34th IEEE Aerospace Conference (pp 1-8) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Taylor B, Thompson HA, Hall A & Harrison RF (2011) Energy harvesting for remote condition monitoring. Fifth IET Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring and Non-destructive Testing (pp 127-132). Derby RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zaidan MA, Mills AR & Harrison RF (2011) Towards enhanced prognostics with advanced data-driven modelling. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Taylor B, Thompson H, Hall A & Harrison R (2011) Energy harvesting for remote condition monitoring. 5th IET Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing (RCM 2011) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Fang Y, Chen M & Harrison RF (2011) A multi-class pattern recognition method for motor imagery EEG data. Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (pp 7-12) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Deng J, Li K, Irwin GW & Harrison RF (2010) A fast automatic construction algorithm for kernel Fisher discriminant classifiers. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (pp 2825-2830) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bizzi S, Harrison RF & Lerner DN (2009) The Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Map (GHSOM) for analysing multi-dimensional stream habitat datasets. 18TH WORLD IMACS CONGRESS AND MODSIM09 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (pp 734-740) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kaewkham-ai B & Harrison RF (2009) Dst index prediction using joint and dual unscented Kalman filter. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2009 (pp 30-36) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Çimen T, McCaffrey D, Harrison RF & Banks SP (2007) Asymptotically optimal nonlinear filtering. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 17(PART 1) (pp 756-761) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF & Dodd TJ (2007) Estimation of parsimonious discrete Volterra series. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 7(PART 1) (pp 776-781) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pasupa K, Harrison RF & Willett P (2007) Parsimonious kernel Fisher discrimination. Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, Pt 1, Proceedings, Vol. 4477 (pp 531-538) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wan Y, Wong CX, Dodd TJ & Harrison RF (2005) APPLICATION OF A KERNEL METHOD IN MODELING FRICTION DYNAMICS. IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Vol. 38(1) (pp 698-703) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dodd TJ, Nair S & Harrison RF (2005) Gradient based methods: Functional vs parametric forms. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 16 (pp 704-709) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wan Y, Dodd TJ & Harrison RF (2005) Identification of infinite degree Volterra series in the time and frequency domains. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 16 (pp 779-784) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wan Y, Dodd TJ & Harrison RF (2005) Modeling of power amplifier nonlinearities using Volterra series. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 16 (pp 785-790) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dodd TJ & Harrison RF (2003) Estimating Volterra felters in Helbert space. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING 2003 (pp 499-504) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mitchinson B & Harrison RF (2003) Non-stationary channel equalisation via adaptive kernel-based filtering. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING 2003 (pp 505-510) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lim CP, Kuan MM & Harrison RF (2003) An ART-based hybrid network for medical pattern classification tasks with missing data. KNOWLEDGE-BASED INTELLIGNET INFORMATION AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, PT 2, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 2774 (pp 7-15) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dodd TJ, Kadirkantanathan V & Harrison RF (2003) Function estimation in Hilbert space using sequential projections. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING 2003 (pp 105-110) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dodd TJ & Harrison RF (2002) ITERATIVE SOLUTION TO APPROXIMATION IN REPRODUCING KERNEL HILBERT SPACES. IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Vol. 35(1) (pp 103-108) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dodd TJ & Harrison RF (2002) A NEW SOLUTION TO VOLTERRA SERIES ESTIMATION. IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Vol. 35(1) (pp 67-72) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Drezet PM, Harrison RF & Balikhin M (2002) A kernel-based technique for forecasting geomagnetic activity and prediction of D-st. ADVANCES IN GLOBAL MAGNETOSPHERIC STRUCTURE, DYNAMICS, AND REGION COUPLING, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 30(10) (pp 2181-2188) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF & Drezet PM (2002) The application of non-linear filtering methods to the forecast of geomagnetic indices. SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL MAGNETIC ACTIVITY AND SPACE ENVIRONMENT, Vol. 14 (pp 427-437) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dodd TJ & Harrison RF (2002) On sparse interpolation in reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces. PROCEEDING OF THE 2002 INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS, VOLS 1-3 (pp 1962-1967) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF & Drezet PM (2001) The application of an adaptive non-linear systems identification technique to the on-line forecast of D-st index. SHEFFIELD SPACE PLASMA MEETING: MULTIPOINT MEASUREMENT VERSUS THEORY, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 492 (pp 141-146) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kuan MM, Lim CP, Morad N & Harrison RF (2000) Experimental study of original and ordered fuzzy ARTMAP neural networks in pattern classification tasks. IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, Vol. 2 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cross SS, Walker AJ & Harrison RF (2000) Identifying discriminant features in the histopathology diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease using a novel variant of the growing cell structure network technique. ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY (pp 168-173) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Drezet P & Harrison RF (1999) Support vector regression and NARMAX system identification. 1999 European Control Conference (ECC), 31 August 1999 - 3 September 1999. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lim CP, Goay PY, Teoh PS & Harrison RF (1999) Combination of decisions from a multiple neural network classifier system.. KES (pp 191-194) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Frieß T-T & Harrison RF (1999) A kernel based adaline.. ESANN (pp 245-250) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Drezet PML & Harrison RF (1999) An efficient formulation of sparsity controlled support vector regression.. ESANN (pp 207-212) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Drezet PML, Harrison RF & Cross SS (1998) Automatic mitotic index estimation for the prognostication of breast cancer from histology images. IEE Colloquium Intelligent Methods in Healthcare and Medical Applications RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walker AJ, Cross SS & Harrison RF (1998) Integrated data visualisation and classification using growing cell structure neural networks applied to the diagnosis of breast cancer. IEE Colloquium (Digest)(514) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF (1998) Non-linear stabilisation and regulation via an optimal gain schedule. IEE Colloquium (Digest)(521) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF & Banks SP (1998) Towards real-time, non-linear quadratic optimal regulation. ALGORITHMS AND ARCHITECTURES FOR REAL-TIME CONTROL 1998 (AARTC'98) (pp 89-94) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Drezet PML & Harrison RF (1998) Support Vector Machines for system identification. UKACC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL '98, VOLS I&II (pp 688-692) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Marriott S & Harrison RF (1998) A novel approach to the integration of posterior knowledge into condition monitoring systems: Theory and practice.. UKACC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL '98, VOLS I&II (pp 1492-1497) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF & Banks SP (1998) A new non-linear design method for active vehicle suspension systems. INTELLIGENT COMPONENTS FOR VEHICLES (pp 365-370) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cross SS, Harrison RF & Drezet P (1998) Making the distinction between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by histopathological examination: A comparison of human performance, logistic regression and adaptive resonance theory mapping neural networks (ARTMAP). PROCEEDING OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS AND EXPERT SYSTEMS IN MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE (pp 116-124) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Marriott S & Harrison RF (1996) Self-organising adaptive neurocontroller using reinforcement learning. IEE Conference Publication(427 /2) (pp 1113-1118) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lim CP & Harrison RF (1996) Estimation of Bayesian a posteriori probabilities with an autonomously learning neural network. IEE Conference Publication(427 /1) (pp 199-204) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jervis BW, Roberts T, Lacey A, Woodcock R, Yu S, Harrison RF, Lim CP, Allen EM & Oke S (1996) Detection of brain conditions from evoked responses using artificial neural networks. IEE Colloquium (Digest)(100) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF (1996) From the laboratory to casualty: Neural networks in the management of chest pain. NEURAL NETWORKS - PRODUCING DEPENDABLE SYSTEMS, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 95(973) (pp 31-39) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lim CP & Harrison RF (1995) Probabilistic fuzzy artmap: An autonomous neural network architecture for Bayesian probability estimation. IEE Conference Publication(409) (pp 148-153) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Downs J, Harrison RF & Cross SS (1995) Evaluating a neural network decision-support tool for the diagnosis of breast cancer. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE, Vol. 934 (pp 239-250) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Downs J, Harrison RF & Kennedy RL (1995) A prototype neural network decision-support tool for the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE, Vol. 934 (pp 355-366) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Downs J, Harrison RF, Kennedy RL & Woods K (1995) The use of fuzzy ARTMAP to identify low risk coronary care patients. ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETS AND GENETIC ALGORITHMS (pp 511-514) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lim CP & Harrison RF (1995) Minimal error rate classification in a non-stationary environment via a modified fuzzy ARTMAP network. ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETS AND GENETIC ALGORITHMS (pp 503-506) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma Z, Harrison RF & Kennedy RL (1995) GR2 - A hybrid knowledge-based system using general rules. IJCAI-95 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2 (pp 488-493) RIS download Bibtex download
  • DOWNS J, HARRISON RF & CROSS SS (1995) A neural network decision-support tool for the diagnosis of breast cancer. HYBRID PROBLEMS, HYBRID SOLUTIONS, Vol. 27 (pp 51-60) RIS download Bibtex download
  • MA Z, HARRISON RF & KENNEDY RL (1995) A heuristic for general rule extraction from a multilayer perceptron. HYBRID PROBLEMS, HYBRID SOLUTIONS, Vol. 27 (pp 133-144) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF, Kennedy RL & Marshall SJ (1992) Minimum-risk decisions in the management of suspected heart attack: an application of the Boltzmann perceptron network. Applications of Artificial Neural Networks III RIS download Bibtex download
  • Marshall SJ, Harrison RF & Kennedy R (1991) Neural classification of chest pain symptoms. A comparative study. IEE Conference Publication(349) (pp 200-204) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Marshall SJ & Harrison RF (1991) Optimization and training of feedforward neural networks by genetic algorithms. IEE Conference Publication(349) (pp 39-43) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hammond JK, Lee JS & Harrison RF (1986) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WIGNER-VILLE AND EVOLUTIONARY SPECTRA FOR FREQUENCY MODULATED RANDOM PROCESSES.. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings (pp 2327-2330) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hammond JK & Harrison RF (1985) WIGNER-VILLE AND EVOLUTIONARY SPECTRA FOR COVARIANCE EQUIVALENT NONSTATIONARY RANDOM PROCESSES.. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings (pp 1025-1028) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF & Hammond JK (1984) STATE SPACE APPROACH TO THE ANALYSIS OF NONSTATIONARY, NONLINEAR RANDOM VIBRATION WITH PARTICULAR APPLICATION TO THE PROBLEM OF VEHICLES ON ROUGH GROUND., Vol. 2 (pp 673-680) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hammond JK & Harrison RF (1984) MODELLING AND DECONVOLUTION OF NONSTATIONARY ACOUSTIC SIGNALS FROM MOVING SOURCES USING A COVARIANCE EQUIVALENT FORMULATION.. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Vol. 2 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hammond JK & Harrison RF (1984) RESPONSE OF DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS TO NONSTATIONARY RANDOM PROCESSES HAVING A FREQUENCY MODULATED FORM, WITH APPLICATIONS TO VEHICLE MOTION AND STRUCTURAL VIBRATION.. Mecanique, materiaux, electricite(404) (pp 74-76) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hammond JK, Tsao YH & Harrison RF (1983) EVOLUTIONARY SPECTRAL DENSITY MODELS FOR RANDOM PROCESSES HAVING A FREQUENCY MODULATED STRUCTURE.. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Vol. 1 (pp 261-264) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hammond JK & Harrison RF (1980) NONSTATIONARY RESPONSE OF VEHICLES ON ROUGH GROUND - A STATE SPACE APPROACH.. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)(80 -WA/DSC-22) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hammond JK & Harrison RF (1980) NONSTATIONARY RESPONSE OF VEHICLES ON ROUGH GROUND - A STATE SPACE APPROACH.. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)(80 -WA/DSC-22) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harrison RF, Marshall SJ & Kennedy RL () The early diagnosis of heart attacks: a neurocomputational approach. IJCNN-91-Seattle International Joint Conference on Neural Networks RIS download Bibtex download

Other

Grants

Siemens plc, P Richmond, D I Fletcher, R F Harrison, 'S2AM Sheffield Siemens Advanced Multi-Modal Transport Demonstrator: Phase II’ (2017), £87,000

RSSB, D I Fletcher, P Richmond, R F Harrison, 'Ratesetter: Improving Passenger Boarding Rate And Reducing Risk At The Platform-Train Interface’ (2017–18), £124,000

Western Park Hospital Cancer Charity, V Parker, A A Pacey, R F Harrison, PR Heath, 'Predicting disease relapse and failure of primary chemotherapy in patients with Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia’, (2016–2019), £200,000

EPSRC, D A Stone, M P Foster, D Gladwin, D I Fletcher, S C Koh, R F Harrison et al., 'TransEnergy – Road to Rail Energy Exchange (R2REE)', (2016 - 2019), £1.5M

Rolls-Royce plc, A R Mills, RF Harrison, V Kadirkamanathan, 'Lean burn', (2016-2016), £44,031

TSB, A R Mills, V Kadirkamanathan, J Liu, R F Harrison, ' PreDICT', (2014-2017), £215,000

DEFRA, D A Lerner, P R Bibby, R F Harrison, 'Validation of trading estate runoff analysis',  (2013-2015), £150,000

EPSRC/Network Rail, M Gilbert, CC Smith, RF Harrison, `Ultimate & permissible limit state behaviour of soil-filled masonry arch bridges´, (2011-2015), £468,000

Network Rail/TSB, HA Thompson, RF Harrison, `Energy harvesting and wireless sensors for remote condition monitoring of railway infrastructure´, (2010-2012), £160,000

Network Rail, R F Harrison, Establishment of a Rail Innovation and Technology Centre, (2009-2014), £400,000

Sheffield Hospitals Charitable Trust, Dr S S Cross (Genomic Medicine) R F Harrison, `Expression of cell adhesion molecules, matrix metalloproteinases and cell cycle regulator proteins in carcinoma of the oesophagus using Tissue Micro Arrays´, (2003—2005), £9,000

EPSRC, R F Harrison `A new approach to non-linear adaptive filtering´, (2001—2003), £86,000

DTI, R F Harrison, P J Fleming, N Mort, S Bennett, `Extension to Control Technology Transfer Network (CTTnet)´, (1998—2000), £150,000

EPSRC, R F Harrison, Rolls-Royce plc, `The inclusion of posterior knowledge in fault diagnosis´, (1995—1999), £324,000

SERC, R F Harrison, R L Kennedy (Medicine, Edinburgh), `Artificial neural networks in clinical decision support´, (1993—1996), £113,000

SERC, R F Harrison, R L Kennedy (Medicine, Edinburgh), `Neural network-based decision support systems which learn in real-time, non-stationary environments´, (1993—1996), £107,000

Scottish Office, R F Harrison, R L Kennedy (Medicine, Edinburgh), `Development of strategies for management of acute ischaemic heart disease´, (1993—1995), £116,000

Altim Medical Systems Ltd, R F Harrison, R L Kennedy (Medicine, Edinburgh) `Development of a diagnostic aid for heart attack´, (1992—1995), £95,000

Teaching activities
  • ACS6427 Data Modelling and Machine Intelligence
Professional activities
  • Member IFAC Technical Committee on Fuzzy and Neural Systems (1996—2003) and on Robust Control and Non-linear Control (both 2003—2006)
  • Member IFAC TCs on Cognition and Control (2003 on) and Modelling and Control of Biomedical Systems (2006 on)
  • Consulting Editor for the International Journal of Systems Science (2000 on), and member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (2003 - 2009) and the International Journal on Knowledge Based Intelligent Engineering Systems (2004 - 2010)
  • Professional short courses: University of the Witwatersrand (1996 & 1998); Chongqing University (2008 – 2010)
  • Industrial collaboration/consultancy: AERE, Harwell; UKAEA, Culcheth; Rolls-Royce; Corus; Astra Zeneca; GlaxoSmithKline; Pfizer; Anadigm; Altim Medical Systems; DRTS; NCAPSA; iPlas; Scottish Water; Environment Agency; Atkins plc; Network Rail; Diurnal; NHS.
  • Numerous invited talks both nationally and internationally, including the University of the Witwatersrand, UNAM (Mexico), Princeton University (USA), MIT (USA), IIT Kanpur (India), Chongqing University (China)