Computer Science

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Dr Christian W Dawson

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Senior Lecturer

I joined the Department in 1999 and am a member of the Department's Intelligent and Interactive Systems Research Group.  I was UG Admissions Tutor for a number of years, the the Department's Director of Studies and am now the PG Admissions Tutor.  During my time at Loughborough I have been involved with the development of statistical downscaling software for the Environment Agency (you can download this software free from:www.sdsm.org.uk) and have completed my second book on Computing Projects with Addison Wesley.

Research areas

  • Environmental Modelling
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Rainfall-Runoff Modelling
  • Sports Performance Analysis
  • Editorial Board Member of Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience.
  • External Examiner - Nottinngham Trent University, UK 0 undergraduate degree programmes in Computer Science
  • DMIN Programme Committee Member - 10th International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, 21-24 July, 2014.
  • Elected member of the IACCS Board (International Association of Computer Science in Sport).
  • DMIN Programme Committee Member - 9th International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, 22-25 July, 2013.

Current

  • Khaled Shaban: Evaluating and Measuring Player's Performance by Generating Multi-dimensional Profiles (Christian Dawson & Shaheen Fatima)
  • Mohammad Alsuwaiket: Assisting Students in Higher Education with Their Career Decision Using Data Mining Techniques (Christian Dawson & Firat Batmaz)
  • Sara Al-Ruzeiqi: Environmental Modelling (Eran Edirisinghe & Christian Dawson)
  • Fatin Alkahtani: Data Quality (Ray Dawson & Christian Dawson)
  • Gharib Al-Matroushi: (Eran Edirisinghe & Christian Dawson)
  • Foziah Gazzawa: (Russell Lock & Christian Dawson)
  • Ali Najib: (Eran Edirisinghe & Christian Dawson)

Completed

2016
  • Eman Said Al Abri: Modelling ozone with AI methods (Eran Edirisinghe & Christian Dawson)
2014
  • Simardeep Singh Saini: Mimicking Human Player Strategies in Fightin Games Using Game Artificial Intelligence Techniques (Paul Chung & Christian Dawson)
  • Mohamad Saiful Haji Omar: A Novel Workflow Management System for Handling Dynamic Process Adaptation and Compliance (Paul Chung & Christian Dawson)
2011
  • Aslina Saad: A Case-based System for Lesson Plan Construction (Paul Chung & Christian Dawson)
2010
  • Ahmed Shubati: A Methodology for Developing Second Life Environments Using Case-based Reasoning (Christian Dawson & Ray Dawson)
2007
  • Mark Madden: Cartoons Beyond Clipart (Paul Chung & Christian Dawson)
2004
  • Colin Harpham: Development of a Novel Radial Basis Function Network Using Genetic Algorithms (Christian Dawson & Martin Brown)