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Computational Intelligence Laboratory (CIL)

The computational Intelligence Laboratory (CIL, pronounces sill) aims to provide a forum for the group of people in the University of Lincoln, who are sharing common interests in biological neural systems and computational intelligence, to come together and exchange ideas. CIL is seeking deep understanding of biological, neural systems and unique solutions for real world challenges. CIL prefers interdisciplinary innovative thinking and multidisciplinary approaches.

CIL has been formed gradually via running a MSc project (2008) and the DiPP project (2009-2010) to its current status. The group was renamed to CIL in 2010 and officially recognized in 2011. Although CIL is hosted mainly in School of Computer Science, many of its memebers are from other schools or colleges. Naturally, most of its members are also active in other groups, other schools or colleges. CIL currently has 29 members at the moment, including 7 academic staff, 22 research fellows, visiting scholar, research students and research assistants. CIL staff have secured more than three million pounds of research funding from different funding bodies recently.


  • Prof. Shigang YUE, Lab Director, Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science (his uni home page, official page and Blog)
  • Dr. Kun GUO, Reader, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Amr AHMED, Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science
  • Dr. Nicola BELLOTTO, Reader, School of Computer Science
  • Prof. George MATHER, Professor of Vision Science, School of Psychology
  • Dr. John MURRAY, Principle Lecturer, School of Computer Science
  • Dr. Basabdatta BHATTACHARYA, Lecturer, School of Engineering
  • Dr. Jiawei Xu, former PhD student and postdoc on attention model, associated member, now postdoc @Newcastle
  • Dr. Farshad Arvin, former PhD student on swarm robots, associated member, now postdoc @Manchester
  • Dr. Feng Zhao, Research Fellow
  • Dr. Biao Zhao, Research Fellow
  • Dr. Qiang Fu, Research Fellow
  • Mark N Smith , PhD student, on 3D virtual environments and evolving of bio-neural systems to control aerial agents
  • Gabriel Zahi, PhD student, on bio-inspired vision, nocturnal vision,
  • Daqi Liu, PhD student, on spiking neural networks, now in XJTU for LIVCODE project,,
  • Cheng Hu, PhD student, starts from Sept 2013,
  • Rahman Attar, PhD student, on endoscopic image processing
  • Qinbing Fu, PhD student, on bioinspired neural networks and image processing
  • Xuqing Zheng, PhD student, high speed transmission circuits,
  • Hongxin Wang, PhD student, on visual neural system modelling (2015-)
  • Jingmin Huang, PhD student, started from 2016
  • Jiannan Zhao, PhD stduent on UAVs and visual systems, started from 2016
  • Xuelong Sun, PhD student on bio-robots and modelling, started from 2016
  • Tian Liu, Research Assistant, started from Nov 2016
  • Ziteng Wang, Research Assistant, started from Oct 2016
  • Huatian Wang, PhD student, to start Jan 2017


  • Insects' vision systems modelling, simulation, realization and application
  • Human vision sytems, cognitive and developmental neural vision systems
  • Human intent and identity recognition, vision based human machine interaction
  • Computational intelligence, spiking neural networks and machine learning, data mining and analysis
  • Computer vision and applications, collision detection and avoidance
  • Information theory, sparse representation and sensing
  • Bio-robotics, swarm robots, mini/micro robots/UAVs, healthcare robotics
  • Endoscopic image analysis, image enhancement for night vision


  • The most recent CIL workshops
  • CIL networking and workshop event, 11:00-14:00, @MB1008 main building, Friday, 18/Dec/2015
  • STEP2DYAN is in contract negotiation stage, to start from 01/July/2016 if funded
  • ENRICHME, lead by Dr. Nicola Bellotto, has demonstrated concept of healthcare robot in Lace Housing on 10/Dec/2015
  • Dr. Shyamala Doraisamy, UPM, now a VRP in CIL, talk on computational audio analysis, 1:30-2:30pm, @MC0019 MHAT, Friday, 18/Sept/2015
  • The 2014 International Workshop BiOPHIC 2014 held on 24/June/2014 in Lincoln, UK.
  • Prof. Jigen PENG, XJTU, gives a talk on sparse information processing with title "Equivalence Among Sparsity Models - An Important Development of Sparse Information Processing", 2-3pm@MB1003 Main Building, 25/April/2014
  • Prof. Zhu-Hong Zhang, GZU, SoCS/CIL seminar, artificial immune optimization methodologies and applications, 10:30@MC0024 MHAT, MON 09/12/2013, HAZCEPT
  • Prof. Rong Liu, BUAA, Beijing, talks on robotics reseach in Beihang University, 11:30am, @MC0019 MHAT, Wednesday 25/09/2013, HAZCEPT
  • Dr.Yoshifumi Yamawaki, Kyushu University, Japan, gave a talk on neural mechanisms of praying mantis, 2-3pm @MC0019 MHAT, on Tuesday 17/09/2013, LIVCODE
  • Dr. Amr Ahmed visited Tsinghua University and CAS-IA, Beijing, China, Sept/2013, EYE2E/HAZCEPT
  • HAZCEPT has signed contract and will start from 1/April/2013. It focuses on hazard perception for safe driving
  • Dr. John Murray has just visited Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Nov/2012-Jan/2013
  • EYE2E Lincoln site training seminar/CIL methods meeting, 11:00-15:15@MC3108 MHAT Building, Friday,18/05/2012
  • EYE2E Lincoln site workshop, 13:30-15:10@MC0019 MHAT building, Friday,30/03/2012
  • CIL member meet up, 11-12@MC3108 MHAT building, Friday,30/03/2012
  • LIVCODE contract signed, 22/02/2012
  • LIVCODE project is in contract negociation, 22/11/2011
  • Invited talk on swarm intelligence, Dr. SHAN HE, Univ of Brimingham, 3pm COOP, Thursday, 10/11/2011
  • CIL staff member meet up, 12-1pm, MB1011, 10/11/2011


  • Vladimir Belvesky, MSc reserach student, on pedestrian collision detection with neural networks, (2008-2009)
  • Dr. Karl Harmer, Research Fellow, on image and signal algorithms development for DiPP (2010)
  • Dr. Karen Adams, Research Fellow, on psychological experiments for DiPP (2009-2010)
  • Matthew Frampton, MComp student, on human recognition and following with Rovio mobile robots
  • Anqi Deng, MSc student, vision based gaze direction recognition
  • Marwan Shaker, PhD student, on reinforcement learning for robots and cars (co-supervising with Tom Duckett)
  • Srushiti Dhope, Intern, on whip spider touch neuron models,
  • Dr. Chun Zhang, Reserach Fellow, EYE2E, School of Computer Science,, Tsinghua University
  • Shuanglong Liu, Reserach Assistant, EYE2E,, Tsinghua University
  • Pin Shen Teh, PhD student, on cyber security and user authertication,
  • Yuchao Tang, Research Assistant, EYE2E,
  • Prof. Rong LIU, Senior Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, HAZCEPT project,
  • Dr. Haiyang LI, Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, EYE2E project,
  • Dr. Yoshifumi Yamawaki, Visiting Professor, KyushuU (2013)
  • Prof. Zhu-Hong Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, HAZCEPT project,
  • Dr. Haifeng LIU, Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, EYE2E project,
  • Dr. Wenbin Chen, Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, HAZCEPT project,
  • Prof.Jigen Peng, Senior RF, School of Computer Science, EYE2E/LIVCODE project,
  • Prof. Jiali Hou, Visiting Scholar, DUST,
  • Licheng Shi, Research Assistant, on image sensor for EYE2E project,
  • Kai Yang, Research Assistant, on optimization for HAZCEPT project,
  • Prof.Zhihua Wang, Senior RF, School of Computer Science, EYE2E/LIVCODE project
  • Chun Zhao, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Xupeng Jia, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Hao Chen, Research Assistant, on road safety with in vehicle technologies, HAZCEPT project,
  • Dr. Wing-Kuen LING, Reader, School of Engineering, former staff memeber, now Professor in Guangdong University of Technology
  • Dongdong Wang, Research Assistant, on sign post recognition, HAZCEPT project,
  • Ping Chen, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Zhongqiu Li, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Tuo Xie, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Yuan Zhao, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Hongxin Wang, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Fujun Zhao, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Changlong Wang, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Xilei Cai, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Haikun Jia, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Yifan Yang, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Feng Guo, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE,
  • Dr. Leibo Liu, Research Fellow, EYE2E (2015)
  • Dr. Dongmei Li, Research Fellow, EYE2E (2015)
  • Bin Hu, Research Assistant, HAZCEPT (2014-2015)
  • Dr. Baoyong Chi, Visiting Professor, EYE2E (2015)
  • Wenqing Wang, Research Assistant, subjects clustering based on thermal imaging (2014-2015)
  • Fangda, Intern, on whip spider touch neuron modelling (2014-2015)
  • Mu Hua, Intern, website (2015)
  • Jiawei Xu, PhD student, on bio-inspired vision systems for pattern recognition, (2012-2015)
  • Farshad Arvin, PhD student, on swarm robots, (2013-2015)
  • Dr. Shyamala C Doraisamy, visiting research professor from UPM (2015-2016)
  • Dr. Xu Li, Research Fellow, LIVCODE (2015-2016)
  • Yi Gao, Research Assistant, EYE2E/LIVCODE, (2013-2015)
  • Guopeng Zhang, Research Assistant, (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Yongchao Yu, Research Assistant, LIVCODE (2015-2016)
  • Yingtong Chen, Research Assistant, LIVCODE (2015-2016)
  • Meng Wen, Research Assistant, LIVCODE (2015-2016)
  • Mingzhu Long, Research Assistant, LIVCODE (2015-2016)
  • Yan Yan, Research Assistant, LIVCODE (2015-2016)
  • Jiannan Zhao, Research Assistant, LIVCODE (2015, 2016)
  • Hua Nie, Research Assistant, HAZCEPT (2015-2016)



spac group2015.12.18-2 Networking workshop on 18/12/2015
spac group2012 Workshop on 22/10/2015
spac group2012 Training seminar 2012


  • We are always looking for talented students, please send us a short email directly to discuss opportunities and fellowships in the lab
  • At postdoc level, there are excellent opportunities around in the lab that could support you, please contact us directly


  • Post: Prof. S.Yue, School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS UK
  • Email: syue @ (delete spaces)
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1522 83 7397
  • Skype: yue.shigang

University of Lincoln | School of Computer Science | This page is updated on 20/12/2015