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Dr Yevgeniya Kovalchuk

Dr Yevgeniya Kovalchuk
Chair of Student Staff Partnership Groups


Room 144

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Mutli-agent systems

Graph analytics

Stream mining

Sensors and wearables

Healthcare informatics

Affective computing

Movement/art therapy

Human-computer interaction


Yevgeniya is particularly interested in the use of wearables, biological signal processing and mathematical modelling of brain-body interactions linked to emotions to enhance our understanding of the interconnection between physical and mental health/performance, and the role different factors (e.g. social, environmental and genetic) play in defining this interconnection.


CS3AI18-21-2MOD: Artificial Intelligence
CSMML16-21-2MOD: Machine Learning


After obtaining her PhD degree from the University of Essex in 2009, Yevgeniya has worked in pure industrial and academic environments, as well as on projects connecting the two. As a full-time academic now, she enjoys collaborating with commercial companies, governmental organisations and charities to inform the theoretical development of artificial intelligence techniques to ensure they work in practice and help solve critical social, environmental and healthcare problems.

Professional bodies/affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Co-chair of the IEEE Workshop on e-Health Pervasive Wireless Applications and Services

TPC member of the International Workshop on Internet of Smart Things

Member of the Editorial Board of the MPDI journal Computers