Prof Alamgir Hossain


Anglia Ruskin IT Research Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

With a wealth of teaching and research experience in computer systems and internet security, Alamgir is the Director of our Information Technology Institute (ARITI).

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Alamgir’s past teaching and research experience includes:

  • Sheffield University - Research Fellow
  • University of Bradford - Senior Lecturer
  • Sheffield Hallam University - Senior Lecturer
  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle - Professor of Computational Intelligence
  • University of Dhaka - Chairman & Associate Professor of the Computer Science & Engineering Department

He is a committee member for the 11th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA2017) and the 20th International Conference On Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2017).

He also served in:

  • University Lumiere Lyon 2, France - Visiting Professor
  • MDIS, Singapore - Guest Lecturer
  • United International University, Bangladesh - Visiting Professor
  • BINUS University, Indonesia - Visiting Professor

With a publication in ‘Nature’, Alamgir has published over 300 peer reviewed research articles and 9 books.

More recently, Alamgir has worked on our TB Test project. This research was in partnership with Universiti Putra Malaysia and supported by the Newton Fund.
Watch Alamgir talk about our work in the TB Test project. You can also read about this research in the Daily Telegraph report "Scienticts develop mobile phone app to diagnose TB".

Research interests

Alamgir's research interests include:

  • Intelligent Systems and Expert Systems using Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile Enabled Expert Systems for Diagnosis
  • Cyber Security with a particular focus to Phishing
  • Big Data with a particular focus to Real-time and Optimal Solutions

Areas of research supervision

Alamgir is currently supervising the following PhD researchers

We welcome applications for postgraduate research under the supervision of Alamgir Hossain. We also have a number of exciting research project opportunities that you may want to consider. These are self-funded research proposals that have already been identified by our staff.


  • PhD, University of Sheffield
  • MSc, University of Dhaka
  • BSc, University of Dhaka
  • PgCe, Sheffield Hallam University

Selected recent publications

Al-Mamun, M.A., Srisukkham, W., Farid, D.M., Ravenhill, L., Zhang L., Hossain, M.A., Bass, R. 2018. A quantitative image analysis for the cellular cytoskeleton during in vitro tumor growth. Expert Systems With Applications.

Kaiser, M., Lwin, K. T., Hajializadeh, D., Chaipimonplin, T., Sarhan, A., & Hossain, M. A. (2018). Advances in Crowd Analysis for Urban Event Detection and Real-Time Transportation Management. Accepted at IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions. DOI:

Chen, W., Zhang, L., Liu, C., Hossain, M.A. (2017) Modelling of Tumour-Induced Angiogenesis Influenced by Haptotaxis, in Bhatti, A., Lee, K.H., Garmestani, H., Lim C.P., (eds.) Emerging Trends in Neuro Engineering and Neural Computation. Singapore: Springer, Singapore, pp. 173-191. DOI:

Das, C., Bose, S., Chattopadhyay, S., Chattopadhyay, M., Hossain, M.A. (2017) A Bicluster-Based Sequential Interpolation Imputation Method for Estimation of Missing Values in Microarray Gene Expression Data, 12 (2), pp. 118-130. DOI : 10.2174/1574893612666170106102019

Alauthman, M., Aslam, N., Zhang, L. and Hossain, M.A. 2016. A P2P Botnet detection scheme based on decision tree and adaptive multilayer neural networks. Neural Computing and Applications. doi:10.1007/s00521-016-2564-5

Al-Mamun, M., Ravenhill, L., Srisukkham, W., Hossain, M.A., Fall, C., Ellis, V. and Bass, R. 2016. Effects of Noninhibitory Serpin Maspin on the Actin Cytoskeleton: A Quantitative Image Modeling Approach. Microscopy and Microanalysis, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp. 394-409.

Wonders, M., Ghassemlooy, Z. and Hossain, M.A. 2016. Training with synthesised data for disaggregated event classification at the water meter. Expert Systems with Applications, 43, pp 15-22.

Al-Mamun, M.A., Farid, D.M., Ravenhil, L., Hossain, M.A. Fall, C. and Bass, R. 2016. An in silico model to demonstrate the effects of Maspin on cancer cell dynamics. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 388, pp 37-49.

Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Neoh, S.C., Mistry, K., and Hossain, M.A. 2015. Intelligent affect regression for bodily expressions using hybrid particle swarm optimization and adaptive ensembles. Expert Systems with Applications, 42(22), 8678–8697.

Zhang, L., Mistry, K., Jiang, M., Neoh, S.C. and Hossain, M.A. 2015. Adaptive facial point detection and emotion recognition for a humanoid robot. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Volume 140, pp 93–114.

Dahal, K., Almejalli, K., Hossain, M.A. and Chen, W. 2015. GA-Based Learning for Rule Identification in Fuzzy Neural Networks. Applied Soft Computing, 35, pp. 605–17. doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2015.06.046.

Neoh, S.C., Zhang, L., Mistry, K., Hossain, M.A., Lim, C.P., Aslam, N., and Kinghorn, P. 2015. Intelligent facial emotion recognition using a layered encoding cascade optimization model. Applied Soft Computing, 34, 72–93.

Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., and Hossain, M. A. 2015. Adaptive 3D facial action intensity estimation and emotion recognition. Expert Systems with Applications, 42(3), pp. 1446–1464.

Neoh, S.C., Srisukkham, W., Zhang, L., Todryk, S., Greystoke, B., Peng L.C., Hossain, M.A., and Aslam, N. 2015. An Intelligent Decision Support System for Leukaemia Diagnosis Using Microscopic Blood Images. Nature Scientific Reports, vol. 5. Nature Publishing Group: 14938. doi:10.1038/srep14938

Bourouis, M. Feham, Hossain, M.A. and Zhang, L., 2014. An Intelligent Mobile based Decision Support System for Retinal Disease Diagnosis. Decision Support Systems, Elsevier Science, 59, pp.341-350

Farid, D.M., Zhang, L., Rahman, C.M., Hossain, M.A. and Strachen, R., 2014. Hybrid Decision Tree and Naïve Bayes Classifiers for Multi-class Classification Tasks. Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier Science, 41(4), pp.1937-1946.

Barraclough, P., Hossain, M.A., Sexton, G. and Aslam, N., 2013. Intelligent Phishing Detection and Protection Scheme for Online Transactions. Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, 40(11), pp.4697-4706.

Al-Mamun, M.A., Hossain, M.A., Brown, L.J., Fall, C., Wagstaff, L. and Bass, R., 2013. A Hybrid Computational Model for the Effects of Maspin on Cancer Cell Dynamics. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 337, pp.150-160.

Alam, M.S., Hossain, M.A., Algoul, S., Majumder, M.A., Al-Mamun, M.A., Sexton, G. and Phillips, R., 2013. Multi-Objective Multi-drug Scheduling Schemes for Cell Cycle Specific Cancer Treatment. Journal of Computers and Chemical Engineering, Elsevier Science,

Farid, D.,M., Zhang, L., Hossain, M.A., Rahman, C.M., Strachen, R., Sexton, G. and Dahal, K., 2013. An Adaptive Ensemble Classifier for Mining Concept Drifting Data Streams. Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, 40(15), pp.5787-6222.

Kazmi, N., Hossain, M.A., and Phillips, R. 2012. Avascular Tumour Growth Dynamics and the Constraints of Protein Binding for Drug Transportation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Elsevier Science, 313(21), pp.142-152.

Dahal, K.P., Almejali, K. and Hossain, M.A., 2012. Decision Support for Coordinated Road Traffic Control Actions. Decision Support Systems, Elsevier Science,

Kazmi, N., Hossain, M.A., and Phillips, R., 2012. A Hybrid Cellular Automaton Model of Solid Tumour Growth and Bioreductive Drug Transport. IEEE Transaction on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 29, DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2012.118.

Algoul, S., Hossain, M.A., Majumder, M.A. and Alam, M.S., 2010. Multi-objective Optimal Chemotherapy Control Model for Cancer Treatment. Springer Journal on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 49(1), p.49.

Aburrous, M.R., Hossain, M.A., Dahal, K.P. and Thabath, F., 2010. Intelligent Phishing Detection System for e-Banking using Fuzzy Data Mining. Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier Science, 37, pp.7913-7921; doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2010.04.044.

Madkou, A.A., Hossain, M.A., Dahal, K.P. and Yu, H.H., 2007. Intelligent Learning Algorithms for Active Vibration Control. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews, IEEE, 37(5), pp.1022-1033.

Awarded peer reviewed journal and conference articles

Al-Mamun, M.A., Hossain, M.A., Alam, M.S. and Bass, R., 2013. A cellular automaton model of the effects of maspin on cell migration. Springer Lecture Notes on Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol, 222, pp 53-60. Received 'Award of Scientific Excellence' in the PACBB Conference, Spain, May 2013.

Newton, M. and Hossain, M.A., 2012. Intelligent Decision Support System for Detecting the Stages in Diabetic Retinopathy. IEEE SMC, CIS2012, Limerick, Ireland. Pap ID 30. Received Best Conference Paper Award 2012.

Zhang, L., Yap, B. and Hossain, M.A., 2012. Affect Recognition from Speech and Gestures. 6th International Conference on Software, Knowledge Information, Industrial Management and Applications (SKIMA), 9-11 September, Chengdu, China. Paper ID 47. Received Best Conference Paper Award 2012.

Alam, M., Algoul, S., Hossain, M.A. and Majmuder, A., 2010. Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimisation for Phase Specific Cancer Drug Scheduling. LCNS, Springer based on Int. Conf. on Computational Sys. Biology and Bioinformatics (CSBio 2010), 3-5 November, PapID 24, Thailand, pp.180-192. Received Best Conference Paper Award 2010.

Tokhi, M.O., Hossain, M.A., Baxter, M.J. and Fleming, P.J., 1995. Heterogeneous and homogenous architecture for real-time active vibration control. IET, Control Theory and Application, Part-D, 142(6), UK, pp.625-632. Received IET F C Willam Best Paper Award, London, UK.