Dr Ilankaikone Senthooran

Senthooran is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Information Technology with over ten years of experience in industry and academia. His current research focuses on applying advanced optimisation techniques to solve practical problems in many vital areas of our society, including energy, water, health services and sports. He also works in explainable AI developing generic methods for adding reasoning capabilities to decision-support systems to improve their useability. He has successfully delivered such ‘explainable’ systems to various industry partners. A few of his ongoing and past projects include the optimisation of the layout of chemical plants, the location and configuration of a network of hydrogen production plants, bulk water distribution, training of engineers, and sports schedule, as well as the development of an alert-safe nurse rostering.