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Dr Shufan Yang

Post Nominals Ph.D, SMIEEE, FHEA, FBCS, CEng
Biography Dr Shufan Yang is the Associate Professor in Computational Intelligence, at School of Computing, Engineering and Build Environment, Edinburgh Napier University. She is also appointed as Honorary Associate Professor in Medical Technologies at the Research Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, University College London. Her current research interests include cognitively inspired AI, reinforcement learning, deep learning, computer vision, medical computing and health informatics, especially ambient intelligence systems for health and social care delivery, biomedical imaging and computer-aided diagnosis. She has received substantial rewards from Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, EU Horizon, EPSRC ,British Council and SINAPSE in the past couple of years. She has served in research proposal review panels for Innovate UK, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Dutch Research Council and Chist-era. Currently she is the research coordinator leader for Health at ENU. She is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of BCS (FBCS), Senior member of IEEE (SIEEE), Fellow of HEA (FHEA).
Before joining Napier, she was a lecturer at the University of Glasgow and the University of Wolverhampton. She completed her PhD at the Advanced Processor Technologies Group (2006-2010) at the University of Manchester, where she was involved in inventing a revolutionary biological chip in the SpiNNaker project. She also worked on the Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots (IM-Clever) project at the University of Ulster ( 2010-2012) as a postdoc research associate for building a novel inhibitory control system using multiple FPGAs. She is actively working on enhancing data access and sharing to facilitate data-driven research and is founder of the first open challenge for human activities recognition in radar.