Dr Jordan J. Bird is a Research Fellow with the Computational Intelligence and Applications Research Group (CIA) within the Department of Computer Science at Nottingham Trent University.
Jordan received his BSc Computer Science degree in 2014, graduating from Aston University (Birmingham, UK) with a First Class Honours. Following his bachelor's degree, Jordan was then awarded a scholarship to read for a PhD. In 2021 he was awarded the PhD in Computer Science following the examination of his thesis, "A Socially Interactive Multimodal Human-robot Interaction Framework Through Studies On Machine And Deep Learning".
After completing his PhD, Jordan became a Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University, and was appointed as the Robotics Lab lead in April 2022. His research interests mainly involve Artificial Intelligence (AI), including Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning, Transfer Learning, and Data Augmentation. In addition to research, Jordan also supervises MSc Major Projects as an Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL).
Prior to his current role at NTU, Jordan has professional experience teaching both Computer Science BSc and the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme. Specifically, delivering content for the Java Programming Foundations (first year), Computational Reasoning and Communication (first year), Human-Computer Interaction (second year), Web Development (second year), Computer Graphics (second year), Geographic Information Systems (final year), and Computational Intelligence (final year) modules. These teaching activities have also involved the design of a piece of coursework for the Computational Intelligence module which focuses on optimising neural network topologies through heuristic search algorithms, as well as teaching materials for the Artificial Intelligence MSc course, providing tutorials on how to develop and train autonomous vehicles in-simulation with deep reinforcement learning.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), including Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning, Transfer Learning, and Data Augmentation.
- Workshop Organiser - Human Behaviour Monitoring, Interpretation and Understanding (NOTION) at The PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) conference. Corfu, Greece, 29th June - 2nd July 2021.