Prof John MacIntyre

Job Title Pro Vice-Chancellor
Faculty Faculty of Applied Science
Department Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology
Research Group Digital Innovation
Location David Goldman
St Peter's
Contact Details Telephone: 0191 515 3266


John is the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, and Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Sunderland. He has worked at the University of Sunderland since 1992, having graduated from the University with a First Class Honours Degree in Combined Science (Computer Science and Physiology). He then went on to complete a PhD in applied artificial intelligence, focussing on the use of neural networks in predictive maintenance, which was awarded in 1996.

During the 1990s John established a research centre – the Centre for Adaptive Systems – at the University, which became recognised by the UK government as a Centre of Excellence for applied research in adaptive computing and artificial intelligence. The Centre undertook many projects working with and for external organisations in industry, science and academia, and for three years ran the Smart Software for Decision Makers programme on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry.

He has successfully supervised PhDs in fields ranging from neural networks, hybrid systems, and bioinformatics through to lean manufacturing, predictive maintenance, and business and maintenance strategies.

He went on to become Associate Dean, and then Dean, of the School of Computing, Engineering and Technology, covering Computer Science and Engineering; in 2008 he became the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, and in 2010 Pro Vice Chancellor of the University.

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence; Adaptive Computing; Neural Networks; Hybrid Systems; Advanced Maintenance; Intelligent Asset Management; Condition Monitoring; Fault Diagnosis; Predictive Maintenance; Maintenance Strategies; Lean Manufacturing; Change Management; Business Process Re-engineering; Bioinformatics

Recent Projects/Current Work

Development of a prognostic index for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Translation of lean manufacturing principles from the manufacturing sector into the public sector and local government
Development of a new model for linking maintenance strategy to overall business objectives
Identification of the critical success factors and barriers to implementation of continuous improvement in manufacturing supply chains

Teaching and Supervision

Artificial Intelligence (Expert Systems, Neural Networks, Adaptive Computing)
Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

Further Information

Member, British Computer Society
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce
Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Number of items: 24.


Robson, Kenneth, Trimble, Robert and MacIntyre, John (2013) The inhibitors and enablers of maintenance and manufacturing strategy: a cross-case analysis. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management. ISSN 0975-6809

Dunn, D, Irons, Alastair, Smith, Peter and MacIntyre, John (2013) Sunderland Software City: The Impact of a Collaborative Project to Develop the Software Industry within the North East of England. GSTF International Journal on Computing, 3 (2). pp. 98-102. ISSN 2251-3043

Elmarakbi, Ahmed, Elkady, M and MacIntyre, John (2013) Numerical Analysis of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Impact using Vehicle Dynamics Control Systems for Collision Mitigation. International Journal of Dynamics and Control, 1 (2). pp. 172-191. ISSN 2195-2698

Robson, Kenneth, Trimble, Robert and MacIntyre, John (2013) Creating and Sustaining a Maintenance Strategy: A Practical Guide. Journal of Business Administration Research, 2 (1). ISSN 1927-9507

Trimble, Robert, Copeland, Keith, MacIntyre, John and Smith, Peter (2013) The Use and Impact of Manufacturing Productivity Improvement Tools and Methodologies within the Automotive Component Industry. Engineering Management Research, 2 (1). ISSN 1927-7318

Robson, Kenneth, MacIntyre, John and Trimble, Robert (2013) Towards a Simpler Selection Process for Maintenance Strategies. International Journal of Business and Management, 8 (6). ISSN 1833-3850

Elmarakbi, Ahmed, Long, Y and MacIntyre, John (2013) Crash Analysis and Energy Absorption Characteristics of S-shaped Longitudinal Members. Thin-Walled Structures, 68. pp. 65-74. ISSN 0263-8231

Robson, Kenneth, MacIntyre, John and Trimble, Robert (2013) Measuring the alignment of Maintenance and Manufacturing Strategies – The development of a new model and diagnostic tool. Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering. ISSN 1355-2511 (In Press)

Elkady, Mustafa, Elmarakbi, Ahmed and MacIntyre, John (2012) Enhancement of Vehicle Safety and Improving Vehicle Yaw Behaviour Due to Offset Collisions Using Vehicle Dynamics. International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 6 (2). pp. 110-133. ISSN 1479-3105

Elkady, M, Elmarakbi, Ahmed and MacIntyre, John (2012) The influence of Vehicle Dynamics Control System on the Occupant’s Dynamic response during a Vehicle collision. Journal of Automobile Engineering, 226 (11). pp. 1454-1471. ISSN 0954-4070

Hall, Lynne, Irons, Alastair, MacIntyre, John, Sellers, Charles and Smith, Peter (2010) Sunderland Software City: An Innovative Approach to Knowledge Exchange in the North East of England. Journal of Research in Post-Compulsory Education , 15 (3). pp. 317-327. ISSN 1359-6748

MacIntyre, John, Emmanouilidis, Christos and Jantunen, Erkki (2006) Flexible Software for Condition Monitoring, Incorporating Novelty Detection and Diagnostics. Computers in Industry, 57 (6). ISSN 01663615

McGarry, Kenneth, Wermter, Stefan and MacIntyre, John (2001) The extraction and comparison of knowledge from local function networks. International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications, 1 (4). pp. 369-382.

MacIntyre, John, Cox, Chris, Emmanouilidis, Christos and Hunter, Andrew (2001) A multi-objective genetic algorithm approach to feature selection in neural and fuzzy modeling. Journal of Evolutionary Optimization, 3. pp. 1-26.

Robson, Kenneth, MacIntyre, John and Trimble, Robert Measuring the status and alignment of maintenance and manufacturing strategies – the development of a new model and diagnostic tool. Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 19 (4). pp. 381-397. ISSN 1355-2511

Conference or Workshop Item

elkady, M, Elmarakbi, Ahmed and MacIntyre, John (2012) Modelling Dynamics Control Systems to Improve Crash Characteristics and Occupant Behaviour. In: International Crashworthiness Conference (ICRASH2012), 18-20 July 2012, Milan, Italy. (Submitted)

McGarry, Kenneth, Sarfraz, M and MacIntyre, John (2007) Integrating Gene Expression Data from Microarrays using the Self-Organising Map and the Gene Ontology. In: 2nd IAPR Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics (PRIB2007) , 1 - 2 Oct 2007, Singapore.

Trimble, Robert, Baglee, David and MacIntyre, John (2007) Maintenance Strategy Development Within SMEs: The development of an intregrated approach. In: Proceedings of ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technikcal Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.

Trimble, Robert, Baglee, David and MacIntyre, John (2004) Modern Maintenance Practices: The barriers to implementation within small/medium enterprises. In: The 5th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and reliability.

Trimble, Robert, Baglee, David and MacIntyre, John (2003) An Investigation into the perceived barriers to total productive maintenance in small medium enterprises. In: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XVII.

McGarry, Kenneth, Martin, A, Addison, D and MacIntyre, John (2002) Data Mining and User Profiling for An E-Commerce System. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery. In: 1st International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery: Computational Intelligence for the E-Age, 18 - 22 Nov 2002, Singapore.

Addison, Jonathan, Wermter, Stefan, McGarry, Kenneth and MacIntyre, John (2002) Methods for Integrating Memory into Neural Networks Applied to Condition Monitoring. In: 6th IASTED International Conference Artificial Intelligence & Soft Computing (ASC 2002), , 17-19 Jul 2002, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

McGarry, Kenneth and MacIntyre, John (2002) Knowledge Transfer between Neural Networks. In: Sixteenth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, (EMCSR), , 2 - 5 Apr 2002, Vienna, Austria.

MacIntyre, John, McGarry, Kenneth and Wermter, Stefan (2001) Knowledge Extraction from Local Function Networks. In: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

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