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Amir Pourabdilla

Amir Pourabdollah

Senior Lecturer

Computer Science

Staff Group(s)
Computer Science


Dr Amir Pourabdollah (PhD, FHEA, MSc, MEng, BEng) is a senior lecturer in computer science at Nottingham Trent University. He currently leads the Artificial Intelligence module, as well as leading new BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligent) course.

Amir is with Computational Intelligence and Applications Research Group (CIA), and supervises PhD students in Ambient Intelligence. His other active research areas include fuzzy logic systems, geospatial intelligence and quantum computing.

Following a successful collaboration with Microsoft for a pilot Azure-AI certification at NTU, Amir also acts as Microsoft Program Advisor at NTU, as well as Microsoft Educational Ambassador - promoting Microsoft Azure and AI technologies for educational purposes.

Fully-funded PhD Position: I am looking for a PhD candidate in the area of Quantum Intelligence:

Investigation into the Applications of Quantum Computing in Smart Living Environments - apply here

Career overview

Since 2009, Amir has been appointed as:

  • Research fellow in Data Analytics, Advanced Data Analysis Centre, University of Nottingham.
  • Research fellow in computer science, IMA and LUCID research groups, University of Nottingham.
  • Research fellow in Horizon Digital Economy, University of Nottingham.
  • Research fellow in geospatial science, Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham.
  • Honorary Lecturer in MSc IT, Liverpool University Online Programs.

Prior to 2009, Amir had been a ICT systems designer and developer in broadcasting and telecommunication industries for over 10 years.

Research areas

  • Artificial Intelligence: Fuzzy Logic Systems, Uncertainty Decision Making, Cloud-based AI.
  • Bioinformatics: Medical Ontologies, Medical Data Management
  • Unstructured and semi-structured information models, Linked Data, Semantic Web & RDF
  • System Analysis and Object-Oriented Design, UML
  • Workflow technologies and standards
  • Computer Communication and Networking
  • Geospatial Science: Web Mapping, open geospatial standards (OGC), geospatial data quality and management, Crowd-sourced mapping (VGI).
  • Positioning technologies and Location-based Services (LBS).
  • Quantum computing with a focus on AI applications.