Rinat Khusainov

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PhD projects

Recognising Routines in Video for Safe Ambient Assisted Living
Ambient Assisted Living Technologies
Data fusion and multimodal learning for Ambient Assisted Living
Edge Computing for Ambient Assisted Living

Personal profile


I received my primary university degree in Computer Engineering from South Ural State University, Russia, in 1997 and my MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1998 and 2004.

Research Interests

My current research is related to health technologies. In particular, I am interested in applications of sensors, AI, and data science for assisted living and wellbeing, also known as Ambient Assisted Living (AAL).

My other interests include

  • machine learning and computer vision;
  • embedded systems and IoT;
  • information retrieval and natural language processing;
  • computer and networks security.

I have been actively involved in research and knowledge transfer (KTP) activities with industry. Current and past projects cover the areas of assisted living technologies for care homes and residential markets, smart sensors, audio/video switching and streaming, remote monitoring and control. I also carried out industrial consultancy projects in data management for very large-scale data storage systems and sensor characterisation for assisted living applications. I worked as a software engineer developing embedded data communication systems, and participated in European Commission funded industrial and academic project consortia.

Teaching Responsibilities

My current and past taught subjects include computer networks, distributed systems, embedded and real-time systems, computer architecture, machine learning.

I lead and manage the University of Portsmouth Cisco Networking Academy.  The Academy contributes to the delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum and continued professional development (such as Cisco CCNA CPD).  I am a certified Cisco Academy instructor.  You can find more information on the Cisco NetAcad website by following the link.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

Ph.D., Computer Science, University College Dublin

Award Date: 1 Dec 2004

MSc, Computer Science, University College Dublin

Award Date: 1 Apr 1999

MEng, Computer Engineering (Computer Systems and Networks), Chelyabinsk State University

Award Date: 1 Jul 1997

External positions

Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineering and Technology

1 Dec 2013 → …

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

9 Jan 2009 → …


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Cyber Security
  • Information retrieval
  • Natural Language Processing
  • QA76 Computer software
  • Edge Computing
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Computer networks
  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Assistive Technology
  • Smart homes


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