Dr. Tao Chen (陈韬)  

Ph.D., University of Birmingham, UK

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Department of Computer Science
Loughborough University, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1509 564 118
Office: N.3.19, Haslegrave Building, Loughborough University, UK

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Science and part of the "Excellence 100 Campaign", at the Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University, UK (a top 10 university in all major UK league tables). I am also an Honorary Research Fellow, collaborating with Prof. Xin Yao and Dr. Rami Bahsoon, at the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA), School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK. Before the current position, I was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Prior to that, I worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, where I also received my Ph.D. in Computer Science.

My research has been on the intersection between Computational Intelligence (e.g., Natural Computation and certain aspects of Machine Learning etc) and Software Engineering, particularly related to fields such as Self-Adaptive Software Systems, Search-Based Software Engineering, Data-Driven Software Engineering and Intelligent Performance Engineering. As the lead/corresponding author, my research work has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as ACM TOSEM, IEEE TSE, IEEE TSC, Proc. IEEE, ACM CSUR, IEEE Computer, Elsevier IST and Elsevier INS, as well as many top conference in the field, such as ICSE, GECCO and ICWS etc.

At Loughborough, I lead the IDEAS lab (Intelligent Dependability Engineering for Adaptive Software laboratory), where the research aim is to develop approaches that help to effectively engineer more dependable and self-adaptive software systems using specialized Artificial Intelligence algorithms.

My other public profiles can be found at here: CV Google Scholar ResearchGate DBLP GitHub

I am currently looking for highly-motivated and excellent PhD students to work with me on one of my research fields at Loughborough Univeristy—a top research intensive university in the UK. Currently, I have the following PhD studentship opportunities:

PhD Studentships Opportunities

  • Departmental Scholarship: One PhD studentship that covers full tuition fee and living expenses is available. More details can be found at here.
  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) Funds: For Chinese national students, PhD studentships jointly funded by China Scholarship Council and Loughborough University are available, covering full international tuition fee, living expenses and air fare. More details can be found at here.
  • Egyptian Cultural and Education Bureau Scholarships: Students in receipt of a scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt are eligible for a bursary that covers around 25% of the tuition fee.
  • Turkish Embassy Scholarships: Students in receipt of a scholarship from the Turkish Embassy Education Counsellor’s Office in Turkey are eligible for a bursary that covers around 20% of the tuition fee.
  • Doctoral Fee Scholarships: Students who qualifies to the Home/EU fee status can apply for the PhD studentship that covers the full tuition fee.

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