Amir Aly

Academic profile

Dr Amir Aly

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Amir's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Amir

Dr Amir Aly is a lecturer of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the School of Engineering, Computing, and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth, and is a member of the Center for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS). Moreover, he is the founder and director of the SoAIR Laboratory. He was awarded his Ph.D. degree in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) from ENSTA ParisTech (Institut Polytechnique de Paris) in France and his MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (UPMC). Further, Dr Aly was a postdoctoral research fellow at Ritsumeikan University in Japan, where he led wide research in Cognitive - and Developmental - Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. 
Dr Aly has wide activity in the areas of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence; as an associate editor and board member in top journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems), as a co-organizer of different conferences, and as a co-organizer of many workshops, etc. He was awarded different research grants in the UK and Japan.


Teaching recognition and qualification:

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

In the UK
Since 2020, I have led – and am leading – a group of modules:
  • 2022/2023 - Present: Human-Robot Interaction (COMP3018)                                  
  • 2021/2022 - Present: Advanced Machine Learning (COMP5008)                                
  • 2020/2021 - 2021/2022: Software Development Tools and Practices (COMP2005)                    
  • 2021/2022: Computing Project (COMP3000)                                       
COMP3018 and COMP5008 are new modules that I created, while COMP2005 is a module that I refreshed.
Moreover, I am a moderator for some internal modules taught at the University of Plymouth as well as for a group of international modules taught at Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka campuses: 
  • Artificial Intelligence (COMP2002HK & MAL2019/COMP2002)
  • AI and Machine Learning (PUSL3123)
  • Distributed Systems (CNET343SL)
  • Introduction to IoT (PUSL2008)
  • Computing Project (PRCO303SL & PRCO304HK)
  • Machine Learning (COMP3003)
  • Artificial Intelligence (COMP2002)
  • Alternative Paradigms (COMP3002)
  • Software Engineering 1 (COMP1000)
  • Parallel Programming (COMP3001)
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (COMP1003)
In France
Between 2011 and 2014, I led the following modules:
  • 2012/2013 - 2013/2014: Robotics Project - University of Paris XI (Paris-Saclay) - Paris                  
  • 2012/2013 - 2013/2014: Introduction to Robotics - AGROSUP - Dijon                               
  • 2011/2012: Introduction to Robotics and AI - ENSTA ParisTech - Paris                  

Contact Amir

Room A307 Portland Square, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 586077