TIHM: Technology integrated health management
I am Professor of Machine Intelligence at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a member of the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey.
I am Deputy Head of the Care Research and Technology Centre at the UK Dementia Research Institute and technical lead of the Department of Health/NHS TIHM for Dementia. I am an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Big Data and vice-chair of the IEEE SIG on Big Data Intelligent Networking. I am a senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I received the FEPS Teacher of the Year Award (2017) at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and an IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017.
My main research goal is to develop information processing and machine learning methods for cyber-physical and social systems. I work on machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), semantic web, adaptive algorithms, stream processing and information search and retrieval to solve problems and develop new technologies for the future Internet/Web and healthcare systems. My colleagues and I are currently working on:
- AI and IoT enabled solutions to provide personalised care for people affected by Dementia
- Machine learning and causal networks to create symptom experience models for cancer care
- The unobtrusive monitoring of patients in hospital wards and at home
- Time-series data processing and pattern analysis
- Deep learning for semi-supervised learning models for dynamic data streams.
Emma is a Registered Nurse with a research career spanning 30 years. She qualified in 1990 having undertaken a BSc in Nursing with Economics at St Bartholomew's Hospital in conjunction with City University, London. She worked in general and oncology nursing before moving into academia at King's College London. She was awarded her MSc in Nursing from King's College London (1995) and later her doctorate (2002) for her work developing and evaluating an intervention for cancer-related fatigue.
Emma held various research and teaching posts at King's College London before being conferred the title Professor of Supportive Cancer Care in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to cancer and palliative care nursing and her outstanding research profile and academic leadership. At King's College London she led the Supportive Cancer Care Research Group and provided strategic leadership in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery for cancer and palliative nursing education and research.
She moved to the University of Surrey in 2015 to take up position as Director of Health Sciences Research.
Rahim Tafazolli is Regius Professor of Electronic Engineering, Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications, Founder and Director of 5GIC, 6GIC and ICS (Institute for Communication System) at the University of Surrey. He has over 30 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching. He has authored and co-authored more than 1000 research publications and is regularly invited to deliver keynote talks and distinguished lectures to international conferences and workshops.