Stephen G. Matthews

PhD student
Computational Intelligence and Data Mining
Centre for Computational Intelligence
De Montfort University

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I am now a Research Assistant at the Univeristy of Bristol and based at BT's research lab at Adastral Park, Ipswich.

Research

My PhD started in October 2009 under a Doctoral Training Account grant from EPSRC. My supervisors are Dr Mario Gongora, Professor Adrian Hopgood and Dr Samad Ahmadi from the Centre for Computational Inteligence (CCI).

My thesis focuses on the aplpication of Computational Intelligence in Data Mining. More specifically, it investigates the challenges of mining fuzzy association rules that exhibit temporal patterns.

I am a member of IEEE. My essay entitled "What it means to be a young CI researcher in the 21st century" has won the IEEE CIS competition and is now available to read in IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine. I also won 2nd prize at the IEEE CIS elevator pitch competition held during IEEE WCCI 2012. I am vice-chair of the IEEE CIS GOLD subcommittee, student representative of IEEE CIS UKRI and I was the founding chair of the DMU IEEE Student Branch.

Publications

Matthews, S. G., Gongora, M. A., and Hopgood, A. A., Ahmadi, S. (2013) Web Usage Mining with Evolutionary Extraction of Temporal Fuzzy Association Rules. Knowledge-Based Systems, 54(0), pp. 66-72. bib
Matthews, S. G., Gongora, M. A., and Hopgood, A. A. (2013) Evolutionary Algorithms and Fuzzy Sets for Discovering Temporal Rules. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 23 (4) (to appear).
Rowlingson, R., Healing, A., Shittu, R., Matthews, S. G., Ghanea-Hercock, R. (2013) Visual Analytics in the Cyber Security Operations Centre. In: Proceedings of The Information Systems Technology Panel Symposium on Visual Analytics (IST-116/RSY-028), Shrivenham, October 2013. Brussels: NATO, pp. ---. (accepted for publication) (Best Paper Award).
Coupland, S. and Matthews, S. G. (2013) Using Nonstationary Fuzzy Sets to Improve the Tractability of Fuzzy Association Rules. In: Proceedings of The 2013 IEEE Symposium on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems (T2FUZZ 2013), Singapore, June 2013. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, pp. 9-14. pdf bib
Matthews, S. G. and Gongora, M. A., Hopgood, A. A. and Ahmadi, S. (2012) Temporal Fuzzy Association Rule Mining with 2-tuple Linguistic Representation. In: Proceedings of The 2012 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2012), Brisbane, June 2012. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, pp. 1-8. pdf bib
Carter, J., Matthews, S. and Coupland, S. (2011) Teaching Robotics at the Postgraduate Level: Assessment and Feedback for On Site and Distance Learning. In: Proceedings of The 2nd International Robotics in Education Conference (RIE 2011), Vienna, September 2011. Vienna: INNOC - Austrian Society for Innovative Computer Sciences, pp. 171-176. pdf bib
Matthews, S. G., Gongora, M. A. and Hopgood, A. A. (2011) Evolving Temporal Fuzzy Association Rules from Quantitative Data with a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm. In: Hybrid Artificial Intelligent Systems (Proceedings of HAIS 2011), Wroclaw, May 2011. Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 198-205. pdf bib
Matthews, S. G., Gongora, M. A. and Hopgood, A. A. (2011) Evolving Temporal Fuzzy Itemsets from Quantitative Data with a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm. In: The IEEE 5th International Workshop on Genetic and Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems (GEFS 2011), Paris, April 2011. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, pp. 9-16. pdf bib
Matthews, S. G. (2011) What it means to be a young CI researcher in the 21st century. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 6 (3), pp. 6-7. (winning paper of the IEEE CIS competition) pdf bib
Matthews, S. G., Gongora, M. A. and Hopgood, A. A. (2010) Evolving Temporal Association Rules with Genetic Algorithms. In: Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXVII (Proceedings of AI-2010), Cambridge, December 2010. London: Springer, Part 3, pp. 107-120. pdf bib
Matthews, S. G., Coupland, S. and Zhou, S.-M. (2008) An Integrated Stereo Vision and Fuzzy Logic Controller for Following Vehicles in an Unstructured Environment. In: Proceedings of the 2008 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2008), Leicester, September 2008. Leicester: De Montfort University, pp. 135-140. pdf bib
Elizondo, D. A. and Matthews, S. G. (2008) Recent Patents on Computational Intelligence. Recent Patents on Computer Science, 1 (2), pp. 110-117. pdf bib

Teaching

I have taught on the following modules, as well as DMU's Gifted and Talented programme in 2010 and 2011. Students will find all material on Blackboard.

Useful Stuff

DMU

LaTeX class file for De Montfort University Thesis

PhD

The Researcher's Bible

How to Get a PhD: A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors

Writing for Computer Science

Vitae

Conferences

Browse IEEE Calls for papers

Evolutionary Computation Conferences (by Michael Lones)

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PhD Comics

News

Contact

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