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Professor Amir Hussain

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Professor Amir Hussain

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Amir Hussain is full Professor of Computing Science, and founding Head of the Divisional Data Science Research Group, and the Cognitive Big Data Informatics (CogBID) Research Laboratory ( at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He obtained his BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with the highest 1st Class Honours, with distinction) and PhD (in novel neural network architectures and algorithms for real-world applications), both from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, in 1992 and 1997 respectively. Following a Research Fellowship at the University of Paisley, UK (1996-98), and a Research Lectureship at the University of Dundee, in Scotland, UK (1998-2000), he joined the University of Stirling in Scotland, in 2000, where he is currently full Professor and founding Director of the Cognitive Big Data Informatics (CogBID) Laboratory. The University of Stirling has been ranked in the world’s top 50 Universities by The Times Higher Education “Top 100 Under 50 year old Universities”, and also features in the top 350 worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Stirling’s Computing Science Department has been ranked 10th in the UK in the Guardian Newspaper’s UK University League Table.

He is founding Editor-in-Chief of Springer Nature’s internationally leading Cognitive Computation journal ( - ISI SCI Impact Factor (IF): 3.44) and the Big Data Analytics journal (published by BioMed Central (BMC), part of Springer Nature: ). He is founding Editor-in-Chief for two (Springer) Book Series: Socio-Affective Computing and Cognitive Computation Trends, and also serves on the Editorial Board of a number of other world-leading journals including, as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (ISI IF: 6.1), and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (ISI IF: 6.3)



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