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Professor Thakker is a Professor of AI and IoT at the University of Hull. With over fifteen years of experience working on European Union (EU) and industrial projects, Dhaval has been researching and delivering innovative solutions.

To date, he has been successful as a Principal and Co-investigator in over £4 million worth of R&I projects, funded by national and international funding bodies and commercial organisations. Notable funders have included the European Commission, Innovate UK, HFCE, and GCRF. These projects have focused on addressing societal challenges around themes such as Smart Cities, Air Quality Monitoring, Flood Monitoring, Children's Health, Industry 4.0 (Smart Factories), and Archaeological & Drone-based surveys in War-torn areas.

Dhaval Thakker, Module Leader for Ethical, Regulatory and Social Aspects for Fair AI

Career highlights

  • His research interests and expertise are interdisciplinary and he has been recognised with multiple best paper awards, including in 2019 at the 10th IEEE conference on IoT, Big Data, and AI for a Smart and Safe Future, and in 2015 at the 12th European Semantic Web Conference.

  • He regularly reviews for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Research interests

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for societal betterment
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Role of AI and IoT technologies within the contexts of Smart Cities, and Digital Health
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Integrations of AI into infrastructures and the Circular Economy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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