Hani Hagras [Director]

hagrasProf. Hani Hagras is the Head of the Intelligent Environments Group, University of Essex, UK.

His major research interests are in computational intelligence, notably type-2 fuzzy systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and evolutionary computation. His research interests also include ambient intelligence, pervasive computing and intelligent buildings. He is also interested in embedded agents, robotics and intelligent control.

He has authored more than 250 papers in international journals, conferences and books. His work has received funding that totalled to about £4 Million in the last five years from the European Union, the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (IB-BMBF),  the Taiwan National Science Foundation, the Korea- UK S&T fund as well as several industrial companies including. He has also three industrial patents in the field of computational intelligence and intelligent control.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET (IEE)) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He served as the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Senior Members Sub-Committee. He served also as the chair of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Intelligent Agents. He is currently the Chair of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Extensions to Type-1 Fuzzy Sets. He is also a Vice Chair of the IEEE CIS Technical Committee on Emergent Technologies.