Antonio Liotta is Professor of Data Science and Intelligent Systems at Edinburgh Napier University, where he is coordinating multi-disciplinary programs in Data Science and Artificial Intelligent across the university. He has recently been awarded a prestigious fellowship in China, where he is the founding director of the Joint Intellisensing Lab and holds a Visiting Professorship at Shanghai Ocean University.
Previously, he was Professor of Data Science and the founding director of the Data Science Research Centre, University of Derby, UK. He was leading all university-wide research, educational, and infrastructure programs in data science and artificial intelligence.
His team is at the forefront of influential research in data science and artificial intelligence, specifically in the context of smart cities, Internet of Things, and smart sensing. Antonio is a member of the U.K. Higher Education Academy, IEEE Senior Member, and serves the Peer Review College of the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Internet of Things book series; associate editor of the Journals JNSM, IJNM, JMM, and IF; and editorial board member of 6 more journals. He has 6 patents and over 300 publications to his credit, and is the author of the book Networks for Pervasive Services: six ways to upgrade the Internet.
He is renowned for his contributions to miniaturized machine learning, particularly in the context of the Internet of Things. He has led the international team that has recently made a breakthrough in artificial neural networks, using network science to accelerate the training process.