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After obtaining a BSc and MSc in Mathematics, I started work as a commercial scientist modelling heat flow through metals using analytical and numerical methods. Following this I led the development of a computer-aided design software package which was sold commercially to mechanical engineering companies and used as an aid to technical drawing and design. By this time I was interested in Computing as a subject area, and so moved to my first job as a lecturer in Computer Science at (what was then) Hatfield Polytechnic. After only two years at Hatfield I moved on to lecturing at City University, where I obtained a PhD by Publication. My research there in the area of Artificial Intelligence led to contract research with the Civil Aviation Authority and later NATS Ltd. This involved formalising air traffic separation criteria for flight plans over the North Atlantic. After 8 years in London I moved to Huddersfield where I hold the Chair of Software Technology.

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Projects 2012 2016

Research Output 1996 2019

Open Access
Traffic signals
Autonomous agents

Fully automating fine-optics manufacture - why so tough, and what are we doing?

Walker, D. D., McCluskey, T. L., Yu, G., Petrovic, S. & Li, H., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of the European Optical Society. 15, 1, 10 p., 24.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
artificial intelligence
turbine blades

Improving Planning Performance in PDDL+ Domains via Automated Predicate Reformulation

Franco Aixela, S., Vallati, M., Lindsay, A. & McCluskey, T., 13 Aug 2019, Computational Science - ICCS 2019: 19th International Conference, Faro, Portugal, June 12–14, 2019, Proceedings, Part V. Rodrigues, J. M. F., Cardoso, P. J. S., Monteiro, J., Lam, R., Krzhizhanovskaya, V. V., Lees, M. H., Dongarra, J. J. & Sloot, P. M. A. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham: Springer Verlag, Vol. LNSC11540. p. 491-498 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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

Open Access
Electric grounding

Inner entanglements: Narrowing the search in classical planning by problem reformulation

Chrpa, L., Vallati, M. & McCluskey, T., May 2019, In : Computational Intelligence. 35, 2, p. 395-429 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

An Innovative Heuristic for Planning-based Urban Traffic Control

Franco Aixela, S., Lindsay, A., Vallati, M. & McCluskey, T., 13 Jun 2018, Computational Science – ICCS 2018: 18th International Conference, Wuxi, China, June 11–13, 2018, Proceedings, Part I. Shi, Y., Fu, H., Tian, Y., Krzhizhanovskaya, V. V., Lees, M. H., Dongarra, J. & Sloot, P. M. A. (eds.). Cham: Springer Verlag, p. 181-193 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10860 LNCS).

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

Open Access
Traffic control

Activities 2014 2015

  • 3 Oral presentation

Exploring the Synergy between Two Modular Learning Techniques for Automated Planning

Lee McCluskey (Speaker), Lukáš Chrpa (Speaker)
11 Jun 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Planning & Scheduling Applications in Urban Traffic Management

Lukáš Chrpa (Speaker), Mauro Vallati (Speaker), Thomas McCluskey (Speaker), Falilat Jimoh (Speaker)
15 Dec 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Application of Planning to Urban Traffic Control

Lee McCluskey (Speaker), Falilat Jimoh (Speaker)
21 Jun 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

10 Big Innovations That Have Come Out of the Leeds City Region

Thomas McCluskey


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research