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Dr Sunil Lal

Lecturer in Computer Science

School of Fundamental Sciences

My research interest is in machine learning with applications in the field of bioinformatics, robotics and brain computer interface.

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: A3.20, Science Tower A
    Campus: Manawatu

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Machine learning with applications in bioinformatics, robotics and brain computer interface.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101): Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing (080100): Information And Computing Sciences (080000):
Mathematical Sciences (010000):
Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108): Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Singh, A., Lal, S., & Guesgen, HW. (2019). Small Sample Motor Imagery Classification Using Regularized Riemannian Features. IEEE Access. 7, 46858-46869
[Journal article]Authored by: Guesgen, H., Lal, S.
Singh, A., Lal, S., & Guesgen, HW. (2019). Reduce calibration time in motor imagery using spatially regularized symmetric positives-definite matrices based classification. Sensors (Switzerland). 19(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Guesgen, H., Lal, S.
Ram, KR., Lal, SP., & Ahmed, MR. (2019). Design and optimization of airfoils and a 20 kW wind turbine using multi-objective genetic algorithm and HARP_Opt code. Renewable Energy. , 56-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Dehzangi, A., López, Y., Lal, SP., Taherzadeh, G., Sattar, A., Tsunoda, T., . . . Sharma, A. (2018). Improving succinylation prediction accuracy by incorporating the secondary structure via helix, strand and coil, and evolutionary information from profile bigrams. PLoS ONE. 13(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
López, Y., Sharma, A., Dehzangi, A., Lal, SP., Taherzadeh, G., Sattar, A., . . . Tsunoda, T. (2018). Success: Evolutionary and structural properties of amino acids prove effective for succinylation site prediction. BMC Genomics. 19
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Kumar, R., Lal, SP., & Sharma, A. (2017). Detecting TCP SYN flood attack in the cloud. Journal of Software. 12, 493-506
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Dehzangi, A., López, Y., Lal, SP., Taherzadeh, G., Michaelson, J., Sattar, A., . . . Sharma, A. (2017). PSSM-Suc: Accurately predicting succinylation using position specific scoring matrix into bigram for feature extraction. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 425, 97-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
López, Y., Dehzangi, A., Lal, SP., Taherzadeh, G., Michaelson, J., Sattar, A., . . . Sharma, A. (2017). SucStruct: Prediction of succinylated lysine residues by using structural properties of amino acids. Analytical Biochemistry. 527, 24-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Saini, H., Raicar, G., Lal, SP., Dehzangi, A., Imoto, S., & Sharma, A. (2016). Protein fold recognition using genetic algorithm optimized voting scheme and profile bigram. Journal of Software. 11, 756-767
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Saini, H., Lal, SP., Naidu, VV., Pickering, VW., Singh, G., Tsunoda, T., . . . Sharma, A. (2016). Gene masking - A technique to improve accuracy for cancer classification with high dimensionality in microarray data. BMC Medical Genomics. 9
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Raicar, G., Saini, H., Dehzangi, A., Lal, S., & Sharma, A. (2016). Improving protein fold recognition and structural class prediction accuracies using physicochemical properties of amino acids. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 402, 117-128
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Saini, H., Raicar, G., Dehzangi, A., Lal, S., & Sharma, A. (2015). Subcellular localization for Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial proteins using linear interpolation smoothing model. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 386, 25-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Saini, H., Raicar, G., Sharma, A., Lal, S., Dehzangi, A., Lyons, J., . . . Miyano, S. (2015). Probabilistic expression of spatially varied amino acid dimers into general form of Chou's pseudo amino acid composition for protein fold recognition. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 380, 291-298
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Saini, H., Raicar, G., Sharma, A., Lal, S., Dehzangi, A., Ananthanarayanan, R., . . . Paliwal, KK. (2014). Protein structural class prediction via k-separated bigrams using position specific scoring matrix. Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. 18(4), 474-479
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Ram, KR., Lal, S., & Rafiuddin Ahmed, M. (2013). Low Reynolds number airfoil optimization for wind turbine applications using genetic algorithm. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 5(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Singh, S., Jokhan, A., Sharma, B., & Lal, S. (2011). An innovative approach of progressive feedback via artificial neural networks. Journal of Machine Learning Technologies. 2(1), 64-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., & Sharma, A. (2011). Tanimoto Based Similarity Measure for Intrusion Detection System. Journal of Information Security. 2, 195-201
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., & Onwubolu, GC. (2008). E-manufacturing system: From design to performance evaluation. International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services. 1(4), 323-344
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., & Onwubolu, GC. (2007). Three tiered web-based manufacturing system-Part 1: System development. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 23(1), 138-151
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.
Fitina, LF., & Lal, SP. (2006). Access schemes based on perfect critical set partitions and transformations. Australasian Journal of Combinatorics. 34, 229-237
[Journal article]Authored by: Lal, S.

Book

Lal, SP., & Yamada, K. (2008). Evolutionary Distributed Control of a Biologically Inspired Modular Robot. In H. Iba (Ed.) Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics. (pp. 543 - 566). : IntechOpen
[Chapter]Authored by: Lal, S.

Thesis

Lal, S. (2009). Computational Methods for Intelligent Motion Control of a Biologically Inspired Modular Robot. (Doctoral Thesis, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, S. (2005). Internet-based secured remote control of computer numerically controlled drilling machine. (Master's Thesis, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Lal, S.

Conference

Singh, A., Lal, S., & Guesgen, HW. (2019). Motor Imagery Classification Based on Subject to Subject Transfer in Riemannian Manifold. 7th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2019.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Guesgen, H., Lal, S.
Ahmed, MR., Ram, KR., Kim, BS., & Lal, SP. (2018). Genetic algorithm-based design of airfoil for the root region of small wind turbines and performance analysis with gurney flaps. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). Vol. 7
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Singh, A., Lal, S., & Guesgen, HW. (2018). Architectural Review of Co-Adaptive Brain Computer Interface. Proceedings - 2017 4th Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2017. (pp. 200 - 207).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Guesgen, H., Lal, S.
Kishore, RR., Narayan, SS., Lal, S., & Rashid, MA. (2017). Comparative Accuracy of Different Classification Algorithms for Forest Cover Type Prediction. Proceedings - Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering 2016 and Asia-Pacific World Congress on Engineering 2016, APWC on CSE/APWCE 2016. (pp. 116 - 123).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Kumar, R., Lal, SP., & Sharma, A. (2016). Detecting Denial of Service Attacks in the Cloud. Proceedings - 2016 IEEE 14th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2016, 2016 IEEE 14th International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2016, 2016 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing, DataCom 2016 and 2016 IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress, CyberSciTech 2016, DASC-PICom-DataCom-CyberSciTech 2016. (pp. 309 - 316).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Naicker, R., Chand, N., Raj, A., Khanam, A., & Lal, S. (2016). Performance evaluation of USP's cloud platform and its comparison with Amazon EC2. 2015 2nd Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2015.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Kumar, R., Lai, S., Kumar, S., & Chand, P. (2014). Object detection and recognition for a pick and place Robot. Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2014.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Singh, V., & Lai, SP. (2014). Digit recognition using single layer neural network with principal component analysis. Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2014.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Kumar, R., Chand, K., & Lal, SP. (2014). Gene reduction for cancer classification using cascaded neural network with gene masking. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8436 LNAI (pp. 301 - 306).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Saini, H., Raicar, G., Lal, S., Dehzangi, A., Lyons, J., Paliwal, KK., . . . Sharma, A. (2014). Genetic algorithm for an optimized weighted voting scheme incorporating k-separated bigram transition probabilities to improve protein fold recognition. Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2014.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Ram, KR., Goundar, JN., Prasad, D., Lal, S., & Ahmed, MR. (2013). Optimization of hydrofoils for horizontal axis marine current turbines using genetic algorithm. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). Vol. 6 B
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Singh, R., Lal, S., & Vanualailai, J. (2013). Obstacle avoidance via social mediation in cooperative payload transportation. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Proceedings. (pp. 352 - 357).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Singh, S., Chand, A., & Lal, SP. (2013). Improving spam detection using neural networks trained by memetic algorithm. Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation. (pp. 55 - 60).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Prasad, N., Singh, R., & Lal, SP. (2013). Comparison of back propagation and resilient propagation algorithm for spam classification. Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation. (pp. 29 - 34).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Singh, S., & Lal, SP. (2013). Using feature selection and association rule mining to evaluate digital courseware. International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Singh, S., & Lal, SP. (2013). Educational courseware evaluation using machine learning techniques. 2013 IEEE Conference on e-Learning, e-Management and e-Services, IC3e 2013. (pp. 73 - 78).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Ram, KR., Lal, S., & Ahmed, MR. (2012). Airfoil optimization for small wind turbines using multi objective genetic algorithm. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). Vol. 7 (pp. 3203 - 3211).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Raturi, A., & Lal, SP. (2011). Tweaking Naive Bayes classifier for intelligent spam detection. The 7th IMT-GT International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and its Applications (ICMSA 2011). (pp. 682 - 693). : 7th IMT-GT International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and its Applications (ICMSA 2011)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2010). Enhanced Differential Evolution Algorithm for Dynamic Vector Space. Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods, GEM 2010, July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas Nevada, USA. (pp. 59 - 64).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2008). Modeling and Simulation of Motion Control for Modular Robots. Proceedings of 9th SICE conference on System Integration. (pp. 673 - 674). : 9th SICE conference on System Integration
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2008). A novel approach towards controlling modular robotic systems. Proceedings of 18th Intelligent System Symposium (FAN). (pp. 431 - 436). : 18th Intelligent System Symposium (FAN)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2008). Evolving Motion Control for a Modular Robot. In R. Ellis, T. Allen, & M. Petridis (Eds.) Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XV. (pp. 245 - 258). : 27th SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Nakama, Y., Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2008). Motion control of a modular robot using neural networks. The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec). Vol. 2008 (pp. _2A1-G24_1 - _2A1-G24_2). : Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2008). Emergent motion characteristics of a modular robot through genetic algorithm. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5227 LNAI (pp. 225 - 234).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Nakama, Y., Lal, S., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2007). Simple harmonic motion control for a modular robot (in Japanese). Proceedings of the 8th SICE conference on System Integration. (pp. 849 - 850). : 8th SICE conference on System Integration
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Uehara, S., Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2006). Motion acquisition in a modular robot using cellular automata (in Japanese). Proceedings of the 7th SICE conference on System Integration. (pp. 1006 - 1007). : 7th SICE conference on System Integration
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., Uehara, S., Futenma, N., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2006). Studies on athletic ability of modular robot. The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec). Vol. 2006 (pp. _2A1-E15_1 - _2A1-E15_2). : Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Uehara, S., Lal, SP., Yamada, K., Endo, S., & Teruya, M. (2006). Acquisition of forward motion in five-legged robot using GA. The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec). Vol. 2006 (pp. _2A1-C35_1 - _2A1-C35_2). : Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2006). On adaptive direction in competitive co-evolutionary process. SCIS & ISIS. Vol. 2006 (pp. 2175 - 2180). : Joint 3rd International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 7th International Symposium in Advanced Intelligent Systems
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.
Lal, SP., Yamada, K., & Endo, S. (2006). Studies on motion control of a modular robot using cellular automata. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4304 LNAI (pp. 689 - 698).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lal, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 2 0

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

Co-supervisor of:

  • Roxanne Hawi Okore - Doctor of Philosophy
    From gimmick to game changer: a study on the use of smartphones to enhance learning and access to higher education in developing countries
  • Amardeep Amardeep Singh - Doctor of Philosophy
    An EEG-BCI Assistive Wheelchair Navigation System for People with Neuromuscular Disabilities

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