Dr Lyuba Alboul joined Sheffield Hallam in 2002. She has an MSc in Pure and Applied Mathematics, and PhD in Geometry and Topology (both from Moscow University 'RUDN'). Her PhD research was dedicated to the theory of Riemannian spaces. Even though her graduate and postgraduate studies were in the realm of pure mathematics, Lyuba has always been interested in theoretical computer science and AI.
She was awarded several research grants in Italy (University of Genova and Institute of Applied Mathematics) where she got an extensive training and experience in theoretical computer science.
In Italy she also had the opportunity to perform research concerning the use of geometric methods in problems arisen in applications, which became the basis of her present research interests.
Science, Technology and Arts
- Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Her main research interest can shortly be characterised as ‘interplay between discrete and continuous mathematical structures’. The research credo is to develop a well founded and self-contained theory of geometric models, especially surfaces, originating from complex three-dimensional data.
Her other research interest lies in Robotics where she is interested in emerging behaviour patterns in robot teams.
Lyuba participates in the following EU projects:
- Guardians (IST 045269) (2006-10)
- Viewfinder (IST 045541) (2006-09)
- In these projects she undertakes research in robot swarm control and map building.
Dr Alboul was the designer, key researcher and co-investigator of several successful projects in Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK.
Haynes, P., Alboul, L., & Penders, J. (2012). Dynamic graph-based search in unknown environments. Journal of Discrete Algorithms, 12, 2-13. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jda.2011.06.004
Penders, J., Alboul, L., Prescott, T., Groß, R., Melhuish, C., & Witkowski, M. (2012). TAROS2011. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 60 (11), 1355. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2012.09.008
Dupin, M.M., Halliday, I., Care, C.M., Alboul, L., & Munn, L.L. (2007). Modeling the flow of dense suspensions of deformable particles in three dimensions. Physical review E. Statistical, nonlinear and soft matter physics, 75. http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.75.066707
Ehimwenma, K.E., Crowther, P., Alboul, L., Beer, M., & Offor, K.J. (2018). An agent based approach for improvised explosive device detection, public alertness and safety. Salerno, Italy: IEEE: http://doi.org/10.1109/EESMS.2018.8405821
Ali, R., Alboul, L., & Offiah, A. (2017). Signal processing techniques for accurate screening of wrist fractures. Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56077-9_16
Di Nuovo, A., Wang, N., Broz, F., Belpaeme, T., Jones, R., & Cangelosi, A. (2016). Experimental evaluation of a multi-modal user interface for a robotic service. Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_9
Elyounnss, M., Holloway, A., Penders, J., & Alboul, L. (2016). Development of an intelligent robotic rein for haptic control and interaction with mobile machines. Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_11
Singh, J., Bingham, P., Penders, J., & Manby, D. (2016). Effects of residual charge on the performance of electro-adhesive grippers. Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_34
Ceccarelli, M., Cafolla, D., Wang, M., & Carbone, G. (2016). An overview of the ongoing humanoid robot project LARMbot. Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_6
Sayed, L.A.A., & Alboul, L. (2014). Vision system for robot's speed and position control. IEEE
Saez-Pons, J., Alboul, L., & Penders, J. (2011). Experiments in cooperative human multi-robot navigation. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. http://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5980592
Robinson, A., Rodrigues, M.A., & Alboul, L. (2005). Producing animations from 3D face scans. In Game-on 2005: 6th international conference on intelligent games and simulation, 57-64. Ghent: European simulation society
Robinson, A., Alboul, L., & Rodrigues, M. (2004). Methods for indexing stripes in uncoded structured light scanning systems. In Journal of WSCG, 12 (3), 371-378. Czech Republic: Union Agency - Science Press: http://wscg.zcu.cz/wscg2004/wscg_program.htm#full
Penders, J., Alboul, L., & Rodrigues, M. (2004). Modelling interaction patterns and group behaviour in a three-robot team. In TAROS 2004 "Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems", Essex, UK, 31 December 2004. http://www.iis.ee.ic.ac.uk/~taros05/taros04_proceedings_contents.htm
Penders, J., Alboul, L., & Braspenning, P. (1994). Interaction Congenial Autonomous Robots. In Cohn, A.G. (Ed.) ECAI 94, Amsterdam, 1 August 1994. Wiley
Çayirpunar, O., Gazi, V., Tavli, B., Cervera, E., Withowski, U., & Penders, J. (2010). Experimental study on the effects of communication on cooperative search in complex environments. In Using Robots in Hazardous Environments: Landmine Detection, De-Mining and Other Applications (pp. 535-556). . http://doi.org/10.1533/9780857090201
Theses / Dissertations
Echeverria, G. (2007). The polyhedral Gauss map and discrete curvature measures in geometric modelling. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Alboul, L., & Rodrigues, M.