ISDS Team Photo

The Intelligent Systems and Data Science team carries out research in a variety of areas relevant to the development of user-centric, intelligent, data-intensive solutions, including Data Science, Semantic Web Technologies, Visual Analytics, Robotics, Large-Scale Data Infrastructures, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Human-Computer Interaction. Application domains include Smart Cities, Scholarly Data and Digital Humanities.

Our research is characterised by an emphasis on developing concrete solutions for concrete user audiences, while at the same time ensuring problems are approached by means of a broad socio-technological perspective. In addition, we also believe that most interesting problems can only be addressed through interdisciplinary approaches, hence our solutions tend to integrate different classes of computational methods, such as augmenting scalable data mining techniques with semantic technologies and background knowledge to improve both system performance and explainability.

Recent highlights comprise our work on the MK:Smart and MK:5G projects, which includes the development of the MK:Insight portal and the MK Data Hub infrastructure; our ongoing collaboration with Springer Nature on decision support tools for the academic publishing industry; our work on ‘robots in smart cities’ in the context of the SciRoc and Gatekeeper projects, and our collaborations with social scientists and musicologists to support and improve research methods in the Humanities.

In addition to our core R&D work, we are also closely engaged with the wider business community both in Milton Keynes and the wider SEMLEP region and indeed we consider innovation support a key aspect of our mission. In particular, we ran CityLabs, an innovative technology transfer programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund, which enabled SMEs in our region (South East Midlands) to take advantage of our expertise in Intelligent Systems and Data Science to develop innovative products and services for the digital economy.

News

Ready to take on SCIROC 2021?

Ready to take on SCIROC 2021?

SMART CITIES ROBOTICS CHALLENGE (SCIROC) 2021 : Call for interest now open! Deadline: Friday 30th April 2021. After the outstanding success of our first Smart Cities Robotics Challenge in Milton...

Successful Conclusion to the MK:5G Project

Successful Conclusion to the MK:5G Project

A final virtual consortium meeting celebrated the successful conclusion of the MK:5G project, a flagship city initiative centred around the deployment of 5G technologies in Milton Keynes. In...

E04: Delivery of Emergency Medicines

E04: Delivery of Emergency Medicines

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. Delivery of...

Episodes released for SciRoc 2021!

Episodes released for SciRoc 2021!

The 2nd Smart City event is set to take place this coming September in Bologna, Italy. This year, the challenge will be focused around the theme of ‘Smart Inclusion’ and, as with our first SciRoc...

E03: Shopping Cart

E03: Shopping Cart

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General description Episode 3 aims at...

E05: Pick & Pack

E05: Pick & Pack

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. This episode...

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Team

Simone  Angionis PhotoSimone AngioniVisiting Student
Alessio Antoninis PhotoAlessio AntoniniResearch Associate
Gianluca Bardaros PhotoGianluca BardaroResearch Associate
Jason Carvalhos PhotoJason CarvalhoProject Officer - Data Hub Development
Agnese Chiattis PhotoAgnese ChiattiPhD Research Student
Enrico Dagas PhotoEnrico DagaResearch Fellow
Alba Morales Tirados PhotoAlba Morales TiradoPhD Research Student
Enrico Mottas PhotoEnrico MottaProfessor of Knowledge Technologies
Francesco Osbornes PhotoFrancesco OsborneResearch Fellow
Angelo Salatinos PhotoAngelo SalatinoResearch Associate

Resources

Meet HanS: the Health & Safety Robot Inspector

In this video, the Health & Safety robot inspector under development at ISDS, which is called HanS, is navigating KMi searching for a set of relevant everyday objects. The robot’s location...

CityLabs: Video describing the collaboration between My New Term and The Open University

A video produced by the My New Term team describing the collaboration between My New Term and The Open University in the context of the CityLabs innovation...

Meet Hans, the Autonomous Health and Safety Inspector – preliminary demo

An early demo of Hans our robot who is aware of our health and safety guidelines and is able to navigate the lab, checking that these are enforced. In this early demo Hans goes around KMi spotting...

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Publications

2021

Chiatti, A., Motta, E., Daga, E. and Bardaro, G. (2021) Fit to Measure: Reasoning about Sizes for Robust Object Recognition, Proceedings of the AAAI2021 Spring Symposium on Combining Machine Learning and Knowledge Engineering (AAAI-MAKE 2021), International Virtual Event


Daga, E., Meroño-Peñuela, A. and Motta, E. (2021) Sequential Linked Data: the State of Affairs, pp. (In press)


2020

Morales Tirado, A., Oelen, A., Pasqual, V., Shi, M., Umbrico, A., Xu, W. and Celino, I. (2020) A human-in-the-loop framework to handle implicit bias in crowdsourced KGs, ISWS International Semantic Web Research Summer School 2019, Bertinoro, Italy


Dessi', D., Osborne, F., Recupero, D., Buscaldi, D., Motta, E. and Sack, H. (2020) AI-KG: an Automatically Generated Knowledge Graph of Artificial Intelligence, International Semantic Web Conference 2020, Online


Angioni, S., Salatino, A.A., Osborne, F., Recupero, D. and Motta, E. (2020) The AIDA Dashboard: Analysing Conferences with Semantic Technologies, 19th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2020), Athens (Greece) - Virtual


Bruni, L., Daga, E., Damiano, R., Diaz, L., Kuflik, T., Lieto, A., Gangemi, A., Mulholland, P., Peroni, S., Pescarin, S. and Wecker, A. (2020) Towards Advanced Interfaces for Citizen Curation, Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces and Interactions in Cultural Heritage (AVI2CH 2020), Ischia, Italy


Salatino, A.A., Osborne, F. and Motta, E. (2020) ResearchFlow: Understanding the Knowledge Flow between Academia and Industry, 22nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2020), Bolzano (Italy) (Online)


Morales Tirado, A., Daga, E. and Motta, E. (2020) Effective use of personal health records to support emergency services, EKAW 2020 - 22nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, Bolzano, Italy


Chiatti, A., Motta, E. and Daga, E. (2020) Towards a Framework for Visual Intelligence in Service Robotics:Epistemic Requirements and Gap Analysis, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020)


Bellatreche, L., Bentayeb, F., Bieliková, M., Boussaid, O., Catania, B., Ceravolo, P., Demidova, E., Ferrari, M., Lopez, M., Hara, C., Kordić, S., Luković, I., Mannocci, A., Manghi, P., Osborne, F., Papatheodorou, C., Ristić, S., Sacharidis, D., Romero, O., Salatino, A.A., Talens, G., Keulen, M., Vergoulis, T. and Zumer, M. (2020) Databases and Information Systems in the AI Era: Contributions from ADBIS, TPDL and EDA 2020 Workshops and Doctoral Consortium, ADBIS, TPDL and EDA 2020, Lyon, France


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