Christopher Nugent


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 4054 Citations
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Chris is the Head of School of Computing and holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is based within the School of Computing and Mathematics at Ulster University.He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Systems and DPhil in Biomedical Engineering both from Ulster University. Chris joined the University as a Research Fellow in 1999 and was appointed as Lecture in Computer Science in 2000. Following this he held positions of Senior Lecture and Reader within the Faculty of Computing and Engineering before his appointment as Professor of Biomedical Engineering in 2008. In 2016 he was awarded the Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship from Ulster University,His research within biomedical engineering addresses the themes of the development and evaluation of technologies to support ambient assisted living. Specifically, this has involved research in the topics of mobile based reminding solutions, activity recognition and behaviour modelling and more recently technology adoption modelling. He has published extensively in these areas with papers spanning theoretical, clinical and biomedical engineering domains. He has been a grant holder of Research Projects funded by National, European and International funding bodies.Chris is the Group Leader of the Smart Environments Research Group and also the co-PI of the Connected Health Innovation Centre at Ulster University.

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Research Output 2001 2019

Design and assessment of the data analysis process for a wrist-worn smart object to detect atomic activities in the smart home

Ni, Q., Cleland, I., Nugent, CD., García Hernando, A. B. & Pau de la Cruz, I., 1 May 2019, 56, p. 57-70 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Smart Objects
Smart Home
Data analysis

Evaluation of Radial Basis Function Neural Network minimizing L-GEM for Sensor-based Activity Recognition

Zhang, S., Ng, W. Y., Zhang, J., Nugent, CD., Irvine, N. & Wang, T., 8 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Air cushion vehicles
Neural networks
Ubiquitous computing
Computational methods
Open Access
Infrared radiation
Data acquisition
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Ubiquitous computing
Learning systems
Big data
2 Citations (Scopus)

Automatic Annotation for Human Activity Recognition in Free Living Using a Smartphone

Cruciani, F., Cleland, I., Nugent, CD., McCullagh, P., Kare, S. & Josef, H., Jul 2018, In : Sensors. 2203.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Human Activities


Impact Excellence Award for Research

Joseph Rafferty (Recipient), Jonathan Synnott (Recipient), Christopher Nugent (Recipient), Ian Cleland (Recipient) & The Lava Group (Recipient), 4 May 2018