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Research projects

The Centre is undertaking a number of ongoing research projects funded by a broad range of institutions.

Duration of award- start-finish date (or application submission date)

Awarding body, amount and R-code

Project title

PI and co-applicants

10/2022 – 09/2027

Innovate Hong Kong - £225,000

AI-powered Financial Technology

Jian-Bo Yang (PI, 20% FTE)

04/2022 – 10/2023

UK Technology Strategy Board - CR&D, £179,425.38


Jian-Bo Yang (PI, 20% FTE), Dong-Ling Xu (CI, 10% FTE)

01/2020 – 05/2022

UK Technology Strategy Board - CR&D, £318,625

Ai Claims Handler

Jian-Bo Yang (PI, 10% FTE), Dong-Ling Xu (CI, 10% FTE)

06/2022 – 10/2022

Lord Alliance Strategic Fund (£21,000)

LA Follow-on DART

Jian-Bo Yang (PI); Dong-Ling Xu, Yu-Wang Chen, Richard Allmendinger, Pradyumn Shukla (CIs);

09/2020 – 08/2025

ESRC, (£15,794,117.02 with 8% for DCSRC – 4% for Jian-Bo Yang and 4% for Richard Allmendinger)

UKRI Productivity Institute

Jian-Bo Yang (CI, 10% FTE), Richard Allmendinger (CI, 10% FTE)

01/2021 – 12/2025

Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, ¥3,000,000 ≈ £333,333)

The Methodologies of Traceability and Profit Allocation for Agri-food Supply Chain based on Internet of Things and Blockchain

Xiangpei Hu of Zhejiang University, China (PI), Jian-Bo Yang (C-PI)

01/2022 – 12/2024

HK Research Grant Council (HK$504,047 ≈ £50,000),

Developing a collision risk assessment system for heterogeneous ships

TL Yip of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PI), Jian-Bo Yang (CI)

01/2018 – 12/2021

NSFC and Zhejiang Province Joint Fund,
¥2,000,000 ≈ £222,222

Information fusion methods for condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of marine electric propulsion systems

Xiaobin Xu of Hangzhou Dianzi University, China (PI), Jian-Bo Yang (C-PI)

05/2019 – 02/2025

EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions project,

ReMESH: research network on emergency resources supply chain

Dong-Ling Xu (PI, 20% FTE), Jian-Bo Yang (CI, 12% FTE) and Nadia Papamichail (CI, 8% FTE)

01/2021 – 12/2022

National Key Research and Development Project of China, ¥1,620,000 ≈ £178,200

Condition Monitoring and Risk Control Technology of Shaftless Propeller for Emergency Rescue Underwater Vehicles

Ouyang Wo of Wuhan University of Technology (PI), Dong-Ling-Xu (CI)


Innovate UK, mKTP. Partner is Jackson-Lees Group (£407,243)

Delivering AI powered personalised legal services using behavioural psychology profiling

Nadia Papamichail (Joint PI), Karen Niven (Joint PI), Riza Batista-Navarro (CI), David Hughes (CI), John Haskell (CI)


AMBS PhD Targeted Scholarship (£123,000)

Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Communicating Personalised Disease Risk and Promoting Healthy Behaviours

Nadia Papamichail (PI, Lead Supervisor), Marzena Nieroda (CI), Ken Muir (CI)


Alan Turing Institute (ATI) £26,400
Partner is Health Education England

Human-AI interaction and cognitive bias – Preparing the healthcare workforce for AI-augmented clinical decision making

Nadia Papamichail (PI)

01/2022 – 09/2022

Turing-Manchester Feasibility Project,

Towards understanding the determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and acceptance in Greater Manchester

Yu-wang Chen (PI), Angela Spencer (CI), Yang Lu (CI), Ting Wu (CI)

01/2022 – 09/2022

AMBS Research Recovery Fund,

The impact of internal migration on influenza vaccination behaviours: analytical evidence from England

Yu-wang Chen (PI), Luis Ospina-Forero (CI)

01/2022 – 12/2024

Zhejiang Natural Science Foundation,
¥300,000 ≈ £35,000

Multi-source and dynamic information fusion to support clinical decision making in ICU

Guilan Kong of Peking University (PI), Yu-wang Chen (CI)


Innovate UK, KTP.
Partner is Connect Childcare

Connect Software Solutions

Yu-Wang Chen (PI), Richard Allmendinger (CI)

12/2022 – 10/2023

UKRI IAA Proof of Concept Scheme + Industry funding from SES Secure Ltd, £40k

AI/ML to assess source code in Escrow

Lucas Corderio (PI, 6%), Richard Allmendinger (co-I, 5%), Andre Freitas (co-I, 5%)


EPSRC-BAE Systems iCASE PhD studentship £110K

Deep Reinforcement Learning for Dynamic Environments

Richard Allmendinger (PI)


Innovate UK, £5.8m of which £2.6m given to UoM

Soteria - Demonstrating the Security Capabilities of the Morello System in the e-commerce Vertical Industrial Segment

Mikel Lujan (PI, 20% FTE), Richard Allmendinger (CI, 10% FTE), Lucas Corderio, Konstantin Korovin, Christos-Efthymios Kotselidis, Pierre Olivier, Giles Reger, Elvira Uyarra


Innovate UK, KTP. Partner is Forensic Testing Services Ltd, £190K.

Explainable AI for drug usage prediction

Richard Allmendinger (PI), Yu-wang Chen (CI)


Innovate UK, KTP. Partner is Forensic Testing Services Ltd, £270K (DCSRC received).

Characterisation of new drugs

University of Liverpool (PI), Richard Allmendinger (CI, 1%)


EPSRC-IBM iCASE PhD studentship £110K

Bayesian optimization for problems with dynamic resource constraints

Richard Allmendinger (PI)


UMRI - Pump Priming.

Innovation Lab on Industry 4.0

Richard Allmendinger (PI), Nikolay Mehandjiev (CI), Paulo Bartolo (FSE, CI), John Ainsworth (FBMH, CI)

12/2019 – 05/2022

Innovate UK, KTP.
Partner is Pilot Group Ltd

Advanced control strategies and machine learning for application in whole-building optimised energy control and management

Alessandra Parisio (PI), Xiao-Jun Zeng (CI)


EU EPPKA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (€97,645 ≈£81,371 )

Erasmus+ programme – Training on IoT

Xiao-Jun Zeng (PI), John Keane (CI)

08/2022 – 02/2025

UKRI IAA Proof of Concept Scheme + Industry funding from KultraLab Ltd, £54k

SMARTER: Assessment and Design of a Behavioural Change Framework at the Workplace

Markel Vigo (PI), Xiao-Jun Zeng (CI), John Keane (CI)

09/2021 -03/2024

Innovate UK, KTP. Partner is Oxford Engineering Ltd, £254,369.

To develop, embed and exploit advanced smart manufacturing and data-driven machine learning techniques to deliver automated manufacturing process planning

Charlie Wang (PI), Xiao-Jun Zeng (CI) and Suzanne Embury (CI)

04/2022 – 12/22


SMARTER: Assessment and Design of a Behavioural Change Framework at the Workplace

Markel Vigo (PI), Xiao-jun Zeng (CI), John Keane (CI)


Research and Innovation Division (R&I), Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity – Data Driven Healthcare Funding Call

AI in the Management of Childhood Hypoglycemia (AM-CHI)

Indi Banerje (PI, FBMH), John Keane (CI) et al.


Research and Innovation Division (R&I), Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity – Data Driven Healthcare Funding Call

A Precision Medicine Approach to Prognosticate Hearing Loss Associated with Enlarged Vestibular

Iain Bruce (PI, FBMH), John Keane (CI) et al.

08/2022 – 05/2023

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), £6,795

Machine-trained seed marketing tool for African SMEs

Dr Ali Hassanzadeh (PI)

01/2022 – 06/2022

AMBS Research Support Fund,

Development of an explainable extreme data-driven decision analysis framework

Ting Wu (PI), Dong-ling Xu (CI)