Areas of expertise

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Defence manufacturing
  • Industrial Automation
  • Sensor Technologies


Dr Hongmei (Mary) He is a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cyber Security for Manufacturing at Cranfield University. She is a computer scientist with expertise in artificial intelligence, data mining and robotics. Dr He obtained an MSc in Multi-media and Internet Computing and a PhD in Computer Science from Loughborough University in 2003 and 2006 respectively, as well as a BEng in Electronics & Computer Engineering from Anhui Polytechnic University, China in 1997.

Dr He has worked in the field of computer engineering/science for more than 30 years and has taken part in a variety of research/industry projects. Before coming to the UK, Dr He was a senior software engineer at Motorola Design House in China. Her expertise in AI has been applied to areas such as cognitive robotics, data fusion/mining, wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things (IoT) intelligence, cyber security, and cloud computing. She has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and for international conferences.

Dr He has been an Editorial Board member of Advances in Computing since 2011. She is a Working Group Member of the UK IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF), a Senior Member of IEEE (Computational Intelligence, RAS, Cyber Security and Women in Engineering societies). She actively serves the IEEE UK & Ireland RAS Chapter as the chapter secretary, and continuously organised the annual IEEE UK & Ireland RAS Conference as a program chair.  She also served as a PC member or session chair at various international conferences in the computational intelligence/AI areas and cyber security. 

Current activities

Dr He’s current research interests include: 

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Machine Learning

  • (Sensor) Data Fusion

  • Data Analytics

  • Robotics

  • Autonomous Systems

  • Autonomy

  • Cyber Resilience

  • Situational Awareness

  • Intelligent Systems

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Industry 4.0

Welcome excellent candidates who are interested in AI, Robotics or Cyber Security to contact Dr Hongmei He for a PhD research program.



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