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  1. The Stirling Professional Doctorate in Big Data website is now live. Check it out here: Professional Doctorate Big Data Science – Big Data Science (PhD) – University of Stirling. The Stirling Professional Doctorate in Big Data is the first industrial doctorate of its kind, supported by The Data Lab.

  2. Lead Organizer of IEEE WCCI 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, from 19-24 July 2020. IEEE WCCI 2020 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and the world's largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence.

  3. Cognitive Computation journal's latest impact factor for this year has increased from 1.94 to 3.441.

  4. Prof. Amir Hussain appointed Vice Chair for Emergent Technologies Technical Committee (ETTC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of IEEE (

  5. IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Healthcare and E-Health (IEEE CICARE 2017) (Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

  6. Stirling CogBID Lab hosted MRC Network meeting on 2nd Feb 2017

  7. Professor Hussain's paper, 'Application of multi-dimensional scaling and artificial neural networks for biologically inspired opinion mining', published in 2013 is one of the most highly cited papers during 2014, 2015 and up until June 2016.

  8. According to a recent article published in Elsevier's leading Information Processing Management journal, Prof Amir Hussain and his collaborator (and former Ph.D. student), Dr. Erik Cambria has been ranked in the world's top two most productive/influential researchers in the field of Sentiment Analysis (since 2000). Prof Hussain's current Ph.D. student, Soujanya Poria, is ranked number 25th in the list!

  9. Best performing approach award for task 'Semantic Parsing' of the 'SemWebEval Concept Level Sentiment Analysis Challenge' to Soujanya Poria and Amir Hussain at 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference 2014 [ESWC 2014], Crete, Greece

  10. 1st International Workshop on Challenges in Hearing Assistive Technology (CHAT-2017) Stockholm, August 19th, 2017 (Submission deadline: June 2nd, 2017, For CFP: click here)

  11. University Of Stirling enjoys treble ranking success

  12. 2016 SICSA Conference on Big Data Science Innovations: Prospects in Smart Cities, Media and Governance (18 November 2016) Organisers

  13. Founding Programme Director of the UK’s first, Professional/Industrial Doctorate in Big Data Science, being launched at Stirling University, from 2017/18 – applications opening soon – watch this space! (some fully/industry co-funded positions may be available – email us for more details, including a copy of your CV!)

  14. 2018 Special Issue (SI) of IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, on “Autonomous Cognitive Robotics and Systems”  (ISI-SCI Impact Factor (IF): 2.1) (Co-guest edited with Prof. Xuelong Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, & Prof. Kevin Gurney, Sheffield University - CFP available here : Submission deadline: May 31, 2017, SI publication date: March 2018)

  15. Prof. Amir Hussain appointed General co-Chair for 3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart Data (SmartData-2017) Exeter, England, UK, 21-23 June 2017 (

  16. 2017 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (ISI-SCI Impact Factor (IF): 2.7) on: “Affective Reasoning for Big Social Data Analysis”  (Co-guest edited with Dr E. Cambria, NTU Singapore, and Dr A. Vinciarelli, University of Glasgow - CFP available here, Submission deadline: Dec 1, 2016)

  17. 2016 July - Founding Chief-Editor for Big Data Analytics (BDA) - an exciting new multi-disciplinary Open-Access journal by Springer /BioMed Central (BMC) (  Journal now accepting submissions!!

  18. 2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in healthcare and e-health (IEEE CICARE 2016) Chair

  19. The eighth International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2016) (Co-chair with Cheng-Lin Liu (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China))(2015-16 ISI Impact factor: 1.93)

  20. Professor Amir Hussain appointed Publications Chair of the new prestigious INNS Big Data Section ( and its annual 2015 Big Data Conference – INNS is the world’s premiere organization for individuals interested in a theoretical and computational understanding of the brain and applying that knowledge to develop new and more effective forms of machine intelligence, with its official journal “Neural Networks” published by Elsevier (

  21. STARTING 2015! Big Data Learning Systems (BIDS) - an exciting new multi-disciplinary Open-Access journal by (Springer BioMed Central) - Founding Chief-Editor: Professor Amir Hussain - journal website and full author submission details to follow soon, watch this space!"**

  22. Professor Amir Hussain appointed Publications Chair for the world's leading International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'2015), to be held in Killarney, Ireland, July 12 - 16, 2015 . (Also, Organizer/co-Chair for IJCNN Special Session on "Emerging Methodologies for Big Data Integration", IJCNN2015- CFP details here:

  23. 2015 Special Issue of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine on: “Computational Intelligence for Changing Environments”

  24. Publications Chair: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in healthcare and e-health at: IEEE SSCI’2014, USA , 9-12 December 2014.

  25. Publications Chair, of the flagship IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, see CFP at: IEEE WCCI’2014, Beijing, 6-11 July 2014. (IEEE WCCI will host the three major IEEE CIS Conferences: IJCNN’2014, IEEE FUZZY’2014 and IEEE CEC’2014)

  26. Call for Abstracts, deadline: 1 Mar 2014:  International Workshop on “Autonomous Cognitive Robotics”, Stirling 27-28 Mar 2014. (Media Coverage: UK Sunday Times The Herald (Scotland), UK Financial Express)

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