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Keeley Crockett

K CrockettKeeley Crockett is Reader in Computational Intelligence in the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

She gained a BSc Degree (Hons) in Computation from UMIST in 1993, and a PhD in the field of machine learning from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1998 entitled Fuzzy Rule Induction from Data Domains.  She  obtained a P.G.C.E from The University of Huddersfield in June 2000. She also holds an Institute of Line Management Level 5 Diploma for Professional Management Coaches and Mentors. Her main research interests include the areas of fuzzy decision trees, rule induction, applications of fuzzy theory, conversational agents including intelligent tutoring systems,  psychological profiling with neural networks Silent Talker and FATHOM) , short text semantic similarity and data mining Big Data. She is author or co-author of more than 84 papers published in specialized journals and congress proceedings. She has also adapted and co-authored  two international books on Database Principles.  She is currently Co-Leader of Computational Intelligence & Reasoning (CIR) and was former leader of the Intelligent Systems Group, which has established a strong international presence in its research into Conversational Agents and Adaptive Psychological Profiling including an international patent on Silent Talker.

She currently is supervising 10 PhD students (3 as Director of studies and 7 co-supervisions).  A list of current project areas can be found here».

She is a knowledge engineer and founding member of Convagent Ltd, a company set up in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, which provides business rule automation with natural language interfaces using conversational agents.

Nationally, she is the current( 2015 - ) Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

She is the current Chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Student Activities commitee (2016), Vice-chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Pre-college Activities committee, Vice Chair (2014- ) of the IEEE Women into Computational Intelligence Sub-committee  (was Chair 2012-2014), Senior  member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.  She is the IEEEE UK and Northern Ireland women representative and member of the IEEE Women In Engineering UK committee. She is also a full member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.

Finally she is a dedicated teacher in a variety of subjects and lecturers from 1st year to  MSc level on topics such as Information Systems, ORACLE DBMS, Data Engineering, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.


IEEE Serivice Award


MMU Students Union Teaching Award

Database Principles: Fundamentals of Design, Implementations and Management

Database Principles: Fundamentals of Design, Implementations and Management (with Coursemate and ebook) [Paperback]