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  • 1983 Graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in Mathematics.
  • 1991 Returned to higher education studying a PGCE in Further Education at Huddersfield University. Successfully completed and- awardedJuly 1992.  Teaching experience was gained at Kirklees College and Universitat Greissfault, Neubrandenburg, Germany. In September 1992  I began lecturing within the School of Mathematics and Computing at the University of Huddersfield. Lecturing in theoretical and applied Mathematics and Statistics to a wide range of students across the University.
  • Having an increasing interest in statistics and, in particular its uses and applications, I completed the MSc (Applied Statistics) with Sheffield Hallam University (1994 to 1997) as a ‘distance learning student’. Completion of which led to the many exciting collaborative works I’ve been involved in with Calderdale and Kirklees Health Authority and more recently in the School of Engineering.
  • 2017 awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) from the University of Huddersfield in recognition of a programme of work entitled ‘Characterisation of condition monitoring information for diagnosis and prognosis using advanced statistical models’. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Condition Monitoring-statistical analysis of mechanical systems using vibration signal outputs. Fault detection in reciprocating compressors.
  • Modelling System Behaviours.
  • Input Volume Reduction Methodologies for Predictive Classifiers.
  • Predictive Analytics for Applied Process Monitoring.
  • Non-linear Systems Approaches to Detection of Deviant Events.
  • Autonomous Abnormality Assessment.
  • Evidence based health care.

Research Degree Supervision

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Education/Academic qualification

Master, Sheffield Hallam University

External positions

MSOR-Connections, peer reviews, Sigma Network

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article

An Approach to Reducing Input Parameter Volume for Fault Classifiers

Smith, A., Gu, F. & Ball, A., Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Automation and Computing. 16, 2, p. 199-212 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bayes Classifier

Detection and Diagnosis of Centrifugal Pump Bearing Faults Based on the Envelope Analysis of Airborne Sound Signals

Daraz, A., Alabied, S., Smith, A., Gu, F. & Ball, A., 1 Jul 2019, 2018 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC). Ma, X. (ed.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 6 p. 8749053

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bearings (structural)
Centrifugal pumps
Acoustic waves
Signal processing
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Gas Path Fault Contribution Matrix for Marine Gas Turbine Diagnosis Based on a Multiple Model Fault Detection and Isolation Approach

Yang, Q., Li, S., Cao, Y., Gu, F. & Smith, A., 1 Dec 2018, In : Energies. 11, 12, p. 1-21 21 p., 3316.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fault Detection and Isolation
Gas Turbine
Multiple Models
Fault detection
Gas turbines
1 Citation (Scopus)

Maintaining model efficiency, avoiding bias and reducing input parameter volume in compressor fault classification

Smith, A., Gu, F. & Ball, A., 23 Aug 2016, Proceedings of 2016 7th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 196-201 6 p. 7549534

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Wavelet decomposition
Learning systems
Data reduction
Statistical methods
Reciprocating compressors
Signal analysis