Dr. Renato Cordeiro de Amorim 

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and AI
School of Computer Science and EE
University of Essex
Colchester CO4 3SQ

r dot amorim at essex dot ac dot uk

Short bio 

I completed my PhD in Data Science in 2011 at Birkbeck, University of London. I also hold undergraduate and master's degrees related to computer science, as well as a graduate diploma and a master's in pure mathematics. I'm originally Brazilian (well, as much as possible... for someone who doesn't know anything about football), and I moved to the UK in 2003 (the original plan was to stay in the UK for a year... that was over 20 years ago).

I have a mix of academic and commercial experience. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and AI at the University of Essex. Previously I held positions at the University of Hertfordshire, Birkbeck University of London, and I worked in software development using mainly C++, VB and VBA.


I am particularly interested in feature weighting as well as unsupervised and semi-supervised learning. I have published various papers with applications in fields such as security, biosignal processing (EEG) and data mining.

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in data science, and in particular if your topic of choice relates to unsupervised learning, do feel free to contact me. PhD studentships are usually advertised at KDnuggets.

Grants and awards

Editorial work
I am an Associate Editor for the following journals:

I have also been elected Secretary of the British Data Science Society (formerly, the British Classification Society).

Selected works
Internet profiles: Google scholar, ResearchGate.