Professor Antonio Liotta

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Position: Director of Data Science Research Centre, Chair of Data Science

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Electronics, Computing and Mathematics

Subject area: Computing, Engineering, Technology

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Antonio is Professor of Data Science and the founding director of the Data Science Research Centre, University of Derby, UK. He is the director of the Joint Intellisensing Lab (with nodes in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Australia and China); and a Guest Professor at Shanghai Ocean University, China and at Eindhoven University of Technology, NL. His team is at the forefront of research in network and data science, specifically in the context of Smart Cities, Internet of Things, and smart sensing. He studies the complexity of modern systems from the viewpoints of complex networks, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Internet of Things book series and associate editor of the Elsevier Information Fusion Journal.



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Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Member, Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI).
  • Fellow, Int. Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA).


Recent publications

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In the media

Watch out for the data stampede, The Data Science Eindhoven Magazine, 2017 (interview article on pages 22-23 of the issue – PDF).

Learning chips solve problems of the Internet revolution,De Ingenieur Magazine, 2016. (original in Dutch: Zelflerende chips lossen problem of Internetrevolutie. full article - subscribers only -  shorter, open access version).

Internet of Things: challenges, opportunities and the implication for STEM and higher education, Interview on Australian radio, the digital dialogue program, October 2015 (podcast at

How the Internet of Things will not become an upredictable mess, Slash Magazine, September 2015 (

Southern European Universities Deflated: The trek to Northern Europe, Transfer magazine, July 2012 (original in Dutch: Zuid-europese universiteiten lopen leeg: De trek naar Noord-Europa)

The meter becomes a network node with SmartDutch, Bits&Chips magazine, 28 March 2012 (original in Dutch: Meterkast wordt netwerknode met Smart Dutch

Pour être plus intelligents, les réseaux devraient s'inspirer de la nature (in French), L'atelier online magazine,  6 July 2011 (

Internet precisa imitar natureza para acompanhar super crescimento (in Portuguese), Inovacao Tecnologica online magazine, 17 June 2011 (

De toekomst schreeuwt om een nieuw internet (in Dutch), Bright Magazine, 15 June 2011 (

All of YouTube through a 40-year-old funnel (original title in Dutch: Heel YouTube door een 40 jaar oud trechtertje), De Volkskrant daily newspaper, 11 June 2011 (English translationPDF)

The Internet needs to be smarter to handle explosive growth. Cursor Magazine, 9 June 2011. (

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