School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Ali Alameer

Research Associate


I am a Research Associate at the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences of Newcastle University since 2018. I hold a secondary affiliation to the School of Computing, the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) research group. My areas of expertise include Applied Machine/Deep Learning, Large Data Analytics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a focus on; Embedded Systems, Digital Electronics and Biomedical Electronics,.

My research interests include the development of machine learning and deep learning methods for large-scale problems across disciplines.

Academic Background

I received a BSc, MSc and a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Technology, Iraq and Newcastle University, UK in 2010, 2012 and 2018, respectively.

My PhD thesis involved developing machine learning and deep learning models that account for rapid object recognition of the primates' visual cortex.

My Google Scholar and ORCID profiles can be seen here and here.

Professional Membership and Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in recognition of attainment against the UK professional standards framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.
  • Level 5 project management qualification, CMI Level 5 award in management and leadership (QCF), UK.


My research goals are developing artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that process various data at the accuracy and speed of a human; to then apply such tools in other research divisions, for example, Environmental Sciences and various Biomedical Engineering applications.

My current research includes the development of deep learning methods for large-scale data and their application to precision livestock farming.  

I currently work on two EU H2020 projects: Feed-a-Gene and Healthy Livestock projects. 


  • 2019 - BBSRC Seeding award - £13,679.00 (Newcastle University) 
  • 2018 - CIEL Core Capex – £180,000.00 (Newcastle University) 
  • 2014 - Equipment Fund - FPGAs (Madenat Alelem University College)
  • 2013 - Equipment Fund - Lab equipments (Madenat Alelem University College)
  • 2012 - Equipment Fund - FPGAs (Madenat Alelem University College)


I contributed to teaching the below modules.



Also, I supervised individual MSc projects associated with the above programmes. For more information about potential projects, please do not hesitate to contact me.