• 20 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

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  • BSc Mathematics, University of Hull.
  • PGCE in Further Education at Huddersfield University. 
  • Teaching: Kirklees College and Universitat Greissfault, Neubrandenburg, Germany.
  • September 1992 School of Mathematics and Computing, University of Huddersfield. Lecturing in theoretical and applied Mathematics and Statistics to a wide range of students across the University.
  • MSc (Applied Statistics), Sheffield Hallam University (distance learning).
  • Center for Evidence Based Health Care (CEBHC), University of Huddersfield joint with Calderdale and Kirklees Health Authority: statistician, consultant, maths and stats seminars for health practitioners at Calderdale Infirmary.
  • School of Computing and Engineering. Mathematics (Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers).
  • 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’. 
  • 2018-present: School International Committee (overseas recruitment and teaching).
  • 2018 BSc Mathematics degree developed and validated (19/20 First intake 163% over target. Teaching Calculus and Linear Algebra modules.).
  • 2019-present: Fuzhou Normal University, visiting lecturer in mathematics and English communication skills.

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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External positions

MSOR-Connections, peer reviews, Sigma Network

Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Research Output

  • 20 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 4 Article

Locating Sensors in Large-Scale Engineering Systems for Fault Isolation Based on Fault Feature Reduction

Wang, J., Wang, Z., Ma, X., Smith, A., Gu, F., Zhang, C. & Ball, A., 1 Aug 2020, In : Journal of the Franklin Institute. 357, 12, p. 8181-8202 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    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

  • 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
  • 3 Citations (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
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)