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Professor John Tindle

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John Tindle is Emeritus Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Sunderland. He manages the telecommunications network research group within the School of Computing and Technology.

John has overseen a number of industrial sponsored projects that have recently been completed, including engineering software development for large telecommunications networks using evolutionary computing, intelligent system development, artificial neural networks for fault state analysis, networking and image analysis.

In the last decade more than fifteen graduate level projects have been completed and a number of research students have been awarded higher degrees (8 PhDs and 3 Masters). In addition, about ten industrial studies or consultancies have been completed.

A series of collaborative projects have been undertaken in conjunction with BT Labs. As a result of these successful projects BT now employs "smart" planning tools, on a day to day basis to design their Greenfield networks. These "smart" tools use advanced optimisation techniques based upon artificial intelligence methods.


Research Interests

  • Evolutionary computing
  • Grid Computing
  • Intelligent systems
  • Networking
  • Telecommunications