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Professor Nirmalie Wiratunga


DisCERN: discovering counterfactual explanations using relevance features from neighbourhoods. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
WIRATUNGA, N., WIJEKOON, A., NKISI-ORJI, I., MARTIN, K., PALIHAWADANA, C. and CORSAR, D. 2021. DisCERN: discovering counterfactual explanations using relevance features from neighbourhoods. In Proceedings of 33rd IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International conference on tools with artificial intelligence 2021 (ICTAI 2021), 1-3 November 2021, Washington, USA [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 1466-1473. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTAI52525.2021.00233

Counterfactual explanations focus on 'actionable knowledge' to help end-users understand how a machine learning outcome could be changed to a more desirable outcome. For this purpose a counterfactual explainer needs to discover input dependencies tha... Read More about DisCERN: discovering counterfactual explanations using relevance features from neighbourhoods..

FedSim: similarity guided model aggregation for federated learning. (2021)
Journal Article
PALIHAWADANA, C., WIRATUNGA, N., WIJEKOON, A. and KALUTARAGE, H. 2022. FedSim: similarity guided model aggregation for federated learning. Neurocomputing [online], 483: distributed machine learning, optimization and applications, pages 432-445. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2021.08.141

Federated Learning (FL) is a distributed machine learning approach in which clients contribute to learning a global model in a privacy preserved manner. Effective aggregation of client models is essential to create a generalised global model. To what... Read More about FedSim: similarity guided model aggregation for federated learning..

Effectiveness of app-delivered, tailored self-management support for adults with lower back pain-related disability: a selfBACK randomized clinical trial. [Dataset] (2021)
Dataset
SANDAL, L.F., BACH, K., ØVERÅS, C.K., WIRATUNGA, N., COOPER, K, et al. 2021. Effectiveness of app-delivered, tailored self-management support for adults with lower back pain-related disability: a selfBACK randomized clinical trial. [Dataset]. JAMA internal medicine [online], 181(10), pages 1288-1296. Available from: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2782459#supplemental-tab

SELFBACK is an evidence-based decision support system that supports self-management of nonspecific low back pain. In specific, SELFBACK provides the user with evidence-based advice on physical activity level, strength/ flexibility exercises, and educ... Read More about Effectiveness of app-delivered, tailored self-management support for adults with lower back pain-related disability: a selfBACK randomized clinical trial. [Dataset].

Clood CBR: towards microservices oriented case-based reasoning. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
NKISI-ORJI, I., WIRATUNGA, N., PALIHAWADANA, C., RECIO-GARCIA, J.A. and CORSAR, D. 2020. Clood CBR: towards microservices oriented case-based reasoning. In Watson, I and Weber, R. (eds.) Case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 28th International conference on case-based reasoning research and development (ICCBR 2020), 8-12 June 2020, Salamanca, Spain [virtual conference]. Lecture notes in computer science, 12311. Cham: Springer [online], pages 129-143. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58342-2_9

CBR applications have been deployed in a wide range of sectors, from pharmaceuticals; to defence and aerospace to IoT and transportation, to poetry and music generation; for example. However, a majority of these have been built using monolithic archi... Read More about Clood CBR: towards microservices oriented case-based reasoning..

Personalised meta-learning for human activity recognition with few-data. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
WIJEKOON, A. and WIRATUNGA, N. 2020. Personalised meta-learning for human activity recognition with few-data. In Bramer, M. and Ellis, R. (eds.) Artificial intelligence XXXVII: proceedings of 40th British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) Artificial intelligence international conference 2020 (AI-2020), 15-17 December 2020, [virtual conference]. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 12498. Cham: Springer [online], pages 79-93. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63799-6_6

State-of-the-art methods of Human Activity Recognition(HAR) rely on a considerable amount of labelled data to train deep architectures. This becomes prohibitive when tasked with creating models that are sensitive to personal nuances in human movement... Read More about Personalised meta-learning for human activity recognition with few-data..

Using artificial intelligence methods for systematic review in health sciences: a systematic review. (2022)
Journal Article
BLAIZOT, A., VEETTIL, S.K., SAIDOUNG, P., MORENO-GARCIA, C.F., WIRATUNGA, N., ACEVES-MARTINS, M., LAI, N.M. and CHAIYAKUNAPRUK, N. 2022. Using artificial intelligence methods for systematic review in health sciences: a systematic review. Research synthesis methods [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1553

The exponential increase in published articles makes a thorough and expedient review of literature increasingly challenging. This review delineated automated tools and platforms that employ artificial intelligence (AI) approaches and evaluated the re... Read More about Using artificial intelligence methods for systematic review in health sciences: a systematic review..

Reasoning with counterfactual explanations for code vulnerability detection and correction. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
WIJEKOON, A. and WIRATUNGA, N. 2021. Reasoning with counterfactual explanations for code vulnerability detection and correction. In Sani, S. and Kalutarage, H. (eds.) AI and cybersecurity 2021 (AI-Cybersec 2021): proceedings of the workshop on AI and cybersecurity (AI-Cybersec 2021) co-located with 41st (British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence) SGAI international conference on artificial intelligence (SGAI 2021), 14 December 2021, Cambridge, UK: [virtual conference]. Aachen: CEUR Workshop Proceedings [online], 3125, pages 1-13. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3125/paper1.pdf 14 December 2021, Cambridge, UK: [virtual event]. Aachen: CEUR Workshop Proceedings [online], 3125, pages 1-13. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3125/paper1.pdf

Counterfactual explanations highlight "actionable knowledge" which helps the end-users to understand how a machine learning outcome could be changed to a more desirable outcome. In code vulnerability detection, understanding these "actionable" correc... Read More about Reasoning with counterfactual explanations for code vulnerability detection and correction..

Autonomous CPSoS for cognitive large manufacturing industries. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
SANTOFIMIA, M.J., VILLANUEVA, F.J., CABA, J., FERNANDEZ-BERMEJO, J., DEL TORO, X., WIRATUNGA, N., TRAPERO, J.R., RUBIO, A., SALVADORI, C. and LOPEZ, J.C. 2021. Autonomous CPSoS for cognitive large manufacturing industries. In Proceedings of 47th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industrial Electronics Society annual conference 2021 (IECON 2021), 13-16 October 2021, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9589159. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON48115.2021.9589159

The general aim of a cognitive Cyber Physical System of Systems (CPSoS) is to provide managed access to data in a smart fashion such that sensing and actuation capabilities are connected. Whilst there is significant funding and research devoted to th... Read More about Autonomous CPSoS for cognitive large manufacturing industries..

Actionable feature discovery in counterfactuals using feature relevance explainers. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
WIRATUNGA, N., WIJEKOON, A., NKISI-ORJI, I., MARTIN, K., PALIHAWADANA, C. and CORSAR, D. 2021. Actionable feature discovery in counterfactuals using feature relevance explainers. In Borck, H., Eisenstadt, V., Sánchez-Ruiz, A. and Floyd, M. (eds.) ICCBR 2021 workshop proceedings (ICCBR-WS 2021): workshop proceedings for the 29th International conference on case-based reasoning co-located with the 29th International conference on case-case based reasoning (ICCBR 2021), 13-16 September 2021, Salamanca, Spain [virtual conference]. CEUR-WS proceedings, 3017. Aachen: CEUR-WS [online], pages 63-74. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3017/101.pdf

Counterfactual explanations focus on 'actionable knowledge' to help end-users understand how a Machine Learning model outcome could be changed to a more desirable outcome. For this purpose a counterfactual explainer needs to be able to reason with si... Read More about Actionable feature discovery in counterfactuals using feature relevance explainers..

Effectiveness of app-delivered, tailored self-management support for adults with lower back pain-related disability: a selfBACK randomized clinical trial. (2021)
Journal Article
SANDAL, L.F., BACH, K., ØVERÅS, C.K., WIRATUNGA, N., COOPER, K, et al. 2021. Effectiveness of app-delivered, tailored self-management support for adults with lower back pain-related disability: a selfBACK randomized clinical trial. JAMA internal medicine [online], 181(10), pages 1288-1296. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.4097

Importance: Lower back pain (LBP) is a prevalent and challenging condition in primary care. The effectiveness of an individually tailored self-management support tool delivered via a smartphone app has not been rigorously tested. Objective: To invest... Read More about Effectiveness of app-delivered, tailored self-management support for adults with lower back pain-related disability: a selfBACK randomized clinical trial..