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Jordan J. Bird

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About Me

Dr Jordan J. Bird is a Research Fellow with the Computational Intelligence and Applications Research Group (CIA) within the Department of Computer Science at Nottingham Trent University. Before that, he studied for a PhD in Human-Robot Interaction at Aston University. Jordan’s research interests include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning, Transfer Learning, and Data Augmentation.

Jordan Bird at Brum AI
Giving a talk on Artificial Intelligence at Brum AI during Birmingham Tech Week
Jordan J. Bird presenting work at the SAI Computing Conference 2019
Presenting a paper at the SAI Computing Conference 2019

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Experience

Oct 2021 – Present

Research Associate

Nottingham Trent University

Jul 2018 – Aug 2021

Teaching Assistant

Aston University

Leading distance learning teaching sessions for the Capgemini Degree Apprenticeship Programme while studying for a PhD in Computer Science, I am responsible for the following modules:

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Geographic Information Systems

On campus, I am also a Lab Session Lead for the following modules:

  • Computer Graphics (Second Year)
  • Computational Intelligence (Final Year) – Neural Networks

Jun 2018

Robot Engineer

Aston University

Contract work in preparation for the CompTIA 2018. Developed an app for a Softbank Robotics Pepper robot that would read business cards, detect text, and extract human names in order to greet visitors.

Sep 2017 – May 2018

Teaching Assistant

Aston University

Provided effective and professional teaching support for the following modules:

  • Java Programming Foundations
  • Computational Reasoning and Communication

Nov 2016 – Nov 2017

Web Developer

The Marketing People

As part of TMP, I was a member of a team whose goal it is to work with clients to create an online presence to gain new business from the internet. This is usually one segment of an entire marketing strategy and campaign built around both brand development and awareness via bespoke e-media and print products.

May 2016 – Sep 2016

EVM Officer

Education & IT

At EdIT, I was an IT Technician who project managed, configured, and finally installed Electronic Visitor Management Systems for schools and businesses across the UK – these were digital interfaces that replaced the traditional pen and paper signing in system. I also worked in web and app development to improve the system, engineering the possibilities of iOS and Android integration.

Jul 2014 – May 2016

Computer Technician

Itex Asset Management
  • Diagnostics, repair and refurbishment of computer hardware
  • Managing secure data destruction with NATO-Certified technology
  • Working as a team to achieve common goals and deadlines

Sep 2014 – Oct 2015

Content Creator

CV Plaza
  • Writing job descriptions for large, corporate customers
  • Self-edited and published to thousands of Students nationwide

Education

2018 – 2021

Doctor of Philosophy in Artificial Intelligence

Aston University

Awarded a scholarship to continue my studies at Aston University as a researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Supervised by Dr. Diego R. Faria and Dr. Anikó Ekárt.

PhD thesis available here.

2014 – 2018

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

Aston University

Graduated with a First Class Honours degree.

BSc. Dissertation peer reviewed and published at a popular Artificial Intelligence conference – https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-97982-3

2011 – 2014

A-Levels

Erasmus Darwin Academy Sixth Form
  • IT – Distinction*
  • Game Development – Distinction*
  • Media Studies – A*

2007 – 2011

GCSE

Erasmus Darwin Academy
  • ICT – Distinction* (3x A*)
  • Science – A*
  • Additional Science – A*
  • Mathematics – A
  • English Language – A
  • History – A
  • English Literature – B

Testimonials

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Sarah Mathews

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Jordan has a very clear thought process in regards to the projects. Good analytical and Marketing skills knowledge. He’s always prompt to revert and communication is smooth and makes working with him easy!

Publications

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Bird, Jordan James (2021). A Socially Interactive Multimodal Human-Robot Interaction Framework through Studies on Machine and Deep Learning. PhD thesis, Aston University.

Journal Articles

Fruit Quality and Defect Image Classification with Conditional GAN Data Augmentation

Bird, J. J., Barnes, C. M., Manso, L. J., Ekárt, A., & Faria, D. R. (2022). Fruit quality and defect image classification with conditional GAN data augmentation. Scientia Horticulturae293, 110684.

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Chatbot Interaction with Artificial Intelligence: Human Data Augmentation with T5 and Language Transformer Ensemble for Text Classification

Bird, J. J., Ekárt, A., & Faria, D. R. (2021). Chatbot Interaction with Artificial Intelligence: human data augmentation with T5 and language transformer ensemble for text classification. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 1-16.

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Synthetic Biological Signals Machine-generated by GPT-2 improve the Classification of EEG and EMG through Data Augmentation

Bird, J. J., Pritchard, M., Fratini, A., Ekárt, A., & Faria, D. R. (2021). Synthetic Biological Signals Machine-generated by GPT-2 improve the Classification of EEG and EMG through Data Augmentation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters6(2), 3498-3504.

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A study on CNN image classification of EEG Signals represented in 2D and 3D

Bird, J. J., Faria, D. R., Manso, L. J., Ayrosa, P. P., & Ekart, A. (2021). A study on CNN image classification of EEG signals represented in 2D and 3D. Journal of Neural Engineering18(2), 026005.

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British Sign Language Recognition via Late Fusion of Computer Vision and Leap Motion with Transfer Learning to American Sign Language

Bird, J. J., Ekárt, A., & Faria, D. R. (2020). British Sign Language Recognition via Late Fusion of Computer Vision and Leap Motion with Transfer Learning to American Sign Language. Sensors20(18), 5151.

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Towards AI-based Interactive Game Intervention to Monitor Concentration Levels in Children with Attention Deficit

Faria, D. R., Bird, J. J., Daquana, C., Kobylarz, J., & Ayrosa, P. P. (2020). Towards AI-based Interactive Game Intervention to Monitor Concentration Levels in Children with Attention Deficit. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 10(9).

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Optimisation of phonetic aware speech recognition through multi-objective evolutionary algorithms

Bird, J. J., Wanner, E., Ekárt, A., and Faria, D.R. Optimisation of phonetic aware speech recognition through multi-objective evolutionary algorithms. Expert Systems with Applications, p. 113402, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2020.113402

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Cross-domain MLP and CNN Transfer Learning for Biological Signal Processing: EEG and EMG

Bird, J.J., Kobylarz, J., Faria, D.R., Ekárt, A., Ribeiro, E.P. Cross-domain MLP and CNN Transfer Learning for Biological Signal Processing: EEG and EMG. IEEE ACCESS. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2979074

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Thumbs up, thumbs down: non-verbal human-robot interaction through real-time EMG classification via inductive and supervised transductive transfer learning

Kobylarz, J., Bird, J.J., Faria, D.R., Ribeiro, E.P, Ekárt, A.. Thumbs up, thumbs down: non-verbal human-robot interaction through real-time EMG classification via inductive and supervised transductive transfer learning. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12652-020-01852-z

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On the Effects of Pseudo and Quantum Random Number Generators in Soft Computing

Bird, J. J., Ekárt, A., & Faria, D. R. (2019). On the Effects of Pseudo and Quantum Random Number Generators in Soft Computing. Soft Computing2019. Springer, 16 pages, 2019.

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A Deep Evolutionary Approach to Bioinspired Classifier Optimisation for Brain-Machine Interaction

Bird, J. J., Faria, D. R., Manso, L. J., Ekárt, A., & Buckingham, C. D. (2019). A Deep Evolutionary Approach to Bioinspired Classifier Optimisation for Brain-Machine Interaction. Complexity2019. vol. 2019, Article ID 4316548, 14 pages, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/4316548.

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Conferences and Proceedings

Electromyography Signal-based Gesture Recognition for Human-Machine Interaction in Real-Time through Model Calibration

Dolopikos, C., Pritchard, M., Bird, J. J., & Faria, D. R. (2021). Electromyography Signal-based Gesture Recognition for Human-Machine Interaction in Real-Time through Model Calibration.  Future of Information and Communications Conference (FICC). SAI.

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Probabilistic Object Classification using CNN ML-MAP layers

Melotti, G., Premebida, C., Bird, J.J., Faria, D.R. and Gonçalves, N., (2020). Probabilistic Object Classification using CNN ML-MAP layers. The 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV’20). Springer.

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Look and Listen: A Multi-modality Late Fusion Approach to Scene Classification for Autonomous Machines

Bird, J. J., Faria, D. R., Premebida, C., Ekárt, A., & Vogiatzis, G. (2020). Look and listen: A multi-modality late fusion approach to scene classification for autonomous machines. In 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 10380-10385). IEEE.

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Overcoming Data Scarcity in Speaker Identification: Dataset Augmentation with Synthetic MFCCs via Character-level RNN

Bird, J. J., Faria, D. R., Premebida, C., Ekart, A., & Ayrosa, P. P. S. (2020). Overcoming Data Scarcity in Speaker Identification: Dataset Augmentation with Synthetic MFCCs via Character-level RNN. The 20th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC’2020). IEEE.

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From Simulation to Reality: CNN Transfer Learning for Scene Classification

Bird, J. J., Faria, D. R., Ayrosa, P. P. S., & Ekart, A. (2020). From Simulation to Reality: CNN Transfer Learning for Scene Classification. 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems. IEEE.
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Phoneme Aware Speech Synthesis via Fine Tune Transfer Learning with a Tacotron Spectrogram Prediction Network

Bird, J. J., Ekart, A., & Faria, D. R. (2019). Phoneme Aware Speech Synthesis via Fine Tune Transfer Learning with a Tacotron Spectrogram Prediction Network. 19th Annual UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI).
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Classification of EEG Signals Based on Image Representation of Statistical Features

Ashford, J., Bird, J. J., Campelo, F., & Faria, D. R. (2019). Classification of EEG Signals Based on Image Representation of Statistical Features. 19th Annual UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI).
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Accent Classification in Human Speech Biometrics for Native and Non-native English Speakers

Bird, J. J., Wanner, E. F., Ekart, A., & Faria, D. R. (2019). Accent Classification in Human Speech Biometrics for Native and Non-native English Speakers. PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA’19).
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High Resolution Sentiment Analysis by Ensemble Classification

Bird, J. J., Ekart, A., Buckingham, C, D & Faria, D. R. (2019). High Resolution Sentiment Analysis by Ensemble Classification. SAI Computing Conference 2019.
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Evolutionary Optimisation of Fully Connected Artificial Neural Network Topology

Bird, J. J., Ekart, A., Buckingham, C, D & Faria, D. R. (2019). Evolutionary Optimisation of Fully Connected Artificial Neural Network Topology. SAI Computing Conference 2019.
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Mental Emotional Sentiment Classification with an EEG-based Brain-machine Interface

Bird, J. J., Ekart, A., Buckingham, C, D & Faria, D. R. (2019). Mental Emotional Sentiment Classification with an EEG-based Brain-machine Interface. The International Conference on Digital Image & Signal Processing (DISP’19).
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A Study on Mental State Classification using EEG-based Brain-Machine Interface

Bird, J. J., Manso, L. J., Ribiero, E., P., Ekart, A., & Faria, D. R. (2018). A Study on Mental State Classification using EEG-based Brain-Machine Interface. 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems. IEEE.
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Learning from Interaction: An Intelligent Networked based Human-bot and Bot-bot Chatbot System

Bird, J. J., Ekart, A., & Faria, D. R. (2018). Learning from Interaction: An Intelligent Networked based Human-bot and Bot-bot Chatbot System. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer.
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A Study on CNN Transfer Learning for Image Classification

Hussain, M., Bird, J. J., & Faria, D. R. (2018). A Study on CNN Transfer Learning for Image Classification. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer.
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Preprints

Preprints and early-stage research may not have been peer reviewed yet.

Improving Customer Service Chatbots with Attention-based Transfer Learning

Bird, J. J. (2021). Improving Customer Service Chatbots with Attention-based Transfer Learning. arXiv preprint arXiv:2111.14621.

Continuation of Famous Art with AI: A Conditional Adversarial Network Inpainting Approach

Bird, J. J. (2021). Continuation of Famous Art with AI: A Conditional Adversarial Network Inpainting Approach. arXiv preprint arXiv:2110.09170.

Fruit Quality and Defect Image Classification with Conditional GAN Data Augmentation

Bird, J. J., Barnes, C. M., Manso, L. J., Ekárt, A., & Faria, D. R. (2021). Fruit Quality and Defect Image Classification with Conditional GAN Data Augmentation. arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.05647.

British Sign Language Recognition via Late Fusion of Computer Vision and Leap Motion with Transfer Learning to American Sign Language

Bird, J. J., Ekart, A., & Faria, D. R. (2020). British Sign Language Recognition via Late Fusion of Computer Vision and Leap Motion with Transfer Learning to American Sign Language. Preprints 2020, 2020080209 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0209.v1)

Look and Listen: A Multi-modality Late Fusion Approach to Scene Classification for Autonomous Machines

Bird, J. J., Faria, D. R., Premebida, C., Ekárt, A., & Vogiatzis, G. (2020). Look and Listen: A Multi-modality Late Fusion Approach to Scene Classification for Autonomous Machines. arXiv preprint arXiv:2007.10175.

LSTM and GPT-2 Synthetic Speech Transfer Learning for Speaker Recognition to Overcome Data Scarcity

Bird, J.J., Faria, D.R., Ekárt, A., Premebida, C. and Ayrosa, P.P., 2020. LSTM and GPT-2 Synthetic Speech Transfer Learning for Speaker Recognition to Overcome Data Scarcity. arXiv preprint arXiv:2007.00659.

Probabilistic Object Classification using CNN ML-MAP layers

Melotti, G., Premebida, C., Bird, J.J., Faria, D.R. and Gonçalves, N., 2020. Probabilistic Object Classification using CNN ML-MAP layers. arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.14565.

Poster Papers

Phoneme Aware Speech Recognition through Evolutionary Optimisation

Bird, J. J., Wanner, E. F., Ekart, A., & Faria, D. R. (2019). Phoneme Aware Speech Recognition through Evolutionary Optimisation. GECCO: The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2019.
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AI Art

A work in progress

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This is art generated by Machine Learning algorithms. I am working on a pipeline that combines the technologies of Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks, Cycled Style Transfer, Autonomous Enhancement and Super Resolution.

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AI Art: A landscape painting generated by artificial intelligence algorithms

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