Dr Elon Correa

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

I am at heart a Mathematician, though my research interests are broadly within medical statistics, bioinformatics and data science applied to new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT). I have a strong research record on the development of models of health outcomes involving complex biological systems from large datasets as well as the study of advanced hybrid bio-statistical and machine learning approaches to identify latent classes of disease risk and health outcomes.

Degrees

2004, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD in Computer Science

Certifications

Higher Education Academy, UK, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Data Science & Mathematical Biology, Applied Mathematics, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present

Postgraduate training

MSc in Applied Mathematics, Brazil, Federal University of Parana, Brazil, ? - present
PhD in Computer Science, United Kingdom, The University of MAnchester, ? - present

Journal article

Nabrdalik K, Kwiendacz H, Drożdż K, Irlik K, Hendel M, Wijata AM, Nalepa J, Correa E, Hajzler W, Janota O, Wójcik W, Gumprecht J, Lip GYH. 2023. Machine learning predicts cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes: The Silesia Diabetes-Heart Project. Current problems in cardiology, 48 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Webb J, Hogg P, Twiste M, Correa E. 2022. Improving Competency in Safe Patient Handling Through Online Learning Beyond the Classroom: A Longitudinal Study AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 76 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Wang X, Chung WY, Correa E, Zhu Y, Issa E, Dennison AR. 2020. The integration of artificial intelligence models to augment imaging modalities in pancreatic cancer Journal of Pancreatology, 3 :173-180 DOI Publisher Url

Correa E. 2020. Using probe electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and machine learning for detecting pancreatic cancer with high performance American Journal of Translational Research, 12 :171-179 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

AlRabiah H, Allwood JW, Correa E, Xu Y, Goodacre R. 2018. pH plays a role in the mode of action of trimethoprim on Escherichia coli PLOS ONE, 13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Overman MJ, Pendleton N, O'Neill TW, Bartfai G, Casanueva FF, Finn JD, Forti G, Rastrelli G, Giwercman A, Han TS, Huhtaniemi IT, Kula K, Lean MEJ, Punab M, Lee DM, Correa ES, Ahern T, Verschueren SMP, Antonio L, Gielen E, Rutter MK, Vanderschueren D, Wu FCW, Tournoy J. 2017. Evaluation of cognitive subdomains, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D in the European Male Ageing Study EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 56 :2093-2103 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Overman MJ, Pendleton N, O'Neil TW, Bartfai G, Casanueva FF, Forti G, Rastrelli G, Giwercman A, Han TS, Huhtaniemi IT, Kula K, Lean MEJ, Punab M, Lee DM, Correa ES, Ahern T, Laurent MR, Verschueren SMP, Antonio L, Gielen E, Rutter MK, Vanderschueren D, Wu FCW, Tournoy J. 2017. Glycemia but not the Metabolic Syndrome is Associated with Cognitive Decline: Findings from the European Male Ageing Study AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 25 :662-671 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Ashton L, Brewster VL, Correa E, Goodacre R. 2017. Detection of glycosylation and iron-binding protein modifications using Raman spectroscopy ANALYST, 142 :808-814 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Han TS, Correa E, Lean MEJ, Lee DM, O'Neill TW, Bartfai G, Forti G, Giwercman A, Kula K, Pendleton N, Punab M, Rutter MK, Vanderschueren D, Huhtaniemi IT, Wu FCW, Casanueva FF, and the EMAS Study Group . 2016. Changes in prevalence of obesity and high waist circumference over four years across European regions: the European male ageing study (EMAS). Endocrine, 55 :456-469 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

AlMasoud N, Correa E, Trivedi DK, Goodacre R. 2016. Fractional Factorial Design of MALDI-TOF-MS Sample Preparations for the Optimized Detection of Phospholipids and Acylglycerols ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 88 :6301-6308 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Rocca-Serra P, Salek RM, Arita M, Correa E, Dayalan S, Gonzalez-Beltran A, Ebbels T, Goodacre R, Hastings J, Haug K, Koulman A, Nikolski M, Oresic M, Sansone S-A, Schober D, Smith J, Steinbeck C, Viant MR, Neumann S. 2016. Data standards can boost metabolomics research, and if there is a will, there is a way METABOLOMICS, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Salek RM, Neumann S, Schober D, Hummel J, Billiau K, Kopka J, Correa E, Reijmers T, Rosato A, Tenori L, Turano P, Marin S, Deborde C, Jacob D, Rolin D, Dartigues B, Conesa P, Haug K, Rocca-Serra P, O'Hagan S, Hao J, Vliet MV, Sysi-Aho M, Ludwig C, Bouwman J, Cascante M, Ebbels T, Griffin JL, Moing A, Nikolski M, Oresic M, Sansone S-A, Viant MR, Goodacre R, Guenther UL, Hankemeier T, Luchinat C, Walther D, Steinbeck C. 2015. COordination of Standards in MetabOlomicS (COSMOS): facilitating integrated metabolomics data access METABOLOMICS, 11 :1587-1597 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Salek RM, Neumann S, Schober D, Hummel J, Billiau K, Kopka J, Correa E, Reijmers T, Rosato A, Tenori L, Turano P, Marin S, Deborde C, Jacob D, Rolin D, Dartigues B, Conesa P, Haug K, Rocca-Serra P, O'Hagan S, Hao J, van Vliet M, Sysi-Aho M, Ludwig C, Bouwman J, Cascante M, Ebbels T, Griffin JL, Moing A, Nikolski M, Oresic M, Sansone S-A, Viant MR, Goodacre R, Guenther UL, Hankemeier T, Luchinat C, Walther D, Steinbeck C. 2015. Coordination of Standards in MetabOlomicS (COSMOS): facilitating integrated metabolomics data access (vol 11, pg 1587, 2015) METABOLOMICS, 11 :1598-1599 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Najdekr L, Gardlo A, Madrova L, Friedecky D, Janeckova H, Correa ES, Goodacre R, Adam T. 2015. Oxidized phosphatidylcholines suggest oxidative stress in patients with medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency TALANTA, 139 :62-66 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Allwood JW, Chandra S, Xu Y, Dunn WB, Correa E, Hopkins L, Goodacre R, Tobin AK, Bowsher CG. 2015. Profiling of spatial metabolite distributions in wheat leaves under normal and nitrate limiting conditions PHYTOCHEMISTRY, 115 :99-111 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Brown AR, Correa E, Xu Y, AlMasoud N, Pimblott SM, Goodacre R, Lloyd JR. 2015. Phenotypic Characterisation of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Exposed to X-Radiation PLOS ONE, 10 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Gromski PS, Muhamadali H, Ellis DI, Xu Y, Correa E, Turner ML, Goodacre R. 2015. A tutorial review: Metabolomics and partial least squares-discriminant analysis - a marriage of convenience or a shotgun wedding ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA, 879 :10-23 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Muhamadali H, Xu Y, Ellis DI, Allwood JW, Rattray NJW, Correa E, Alrabiah H, Lloyd JR, Goodacre R. 2015. Metabolic Profiling of Geobacter sulfurreducens during Industrial Bioprocess Scale-Up APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 81 :3288-3298 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Allwood JW, AlRabiah H, Correa E, Vaughan A, Xu Y, Upton M, Goodacre R. 2015. A workflow for bacterial metabolic fingerprinting and lipid profiling: application to Ciprofloxacin challenged Escherichia coli METABOLOMICS, 11 :438-453 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Gromski PS, Correa E, Vaughan AA, Wedge DC, Turner ML, Goodacre R. 2014. A comparison of different chemometrics approaches for the robust classification of electronic nose data ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 406 :7581-7590 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Gromski PS, Xu Y, Correa E, Ellis DI, Turner ML, Goodacre R. 2014. A comparative investigation of modern feature selection and classification approaches for the analysis of mass spectrometry data ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA, 829 :1-8 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Gracie K, Correa E, Mabbott S, Dougan JA, Graham D, Goodacre R, Faulds K. 2014. Simultaneous detection and quantification of three bacterial meningitis pathogens by SERS CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 5 :1030-1040 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Xu Y, Correa E, Goodacre R. 2013. Integrating multiple analytical platforms and chemometrics for comprehensive metabolic profiling: application to meat spoilage detection ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 405 :5063-5074 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Wang H, Correa E, Dunn WB, Winder CL, Goodacre R, Lloyd JR. 2013. Metabolomic analyses show that electron donor and acceptor ratios control anaerobic electron transfer pathways in Shewanella oneidensis METABOLOMICS, 9 :642-656 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Lien SK, Sletta H, Ellingsen TE, Valla S, Correa E, Goodacre R, Vernstad K, Borgos SEF, Bruheim P. 2013. Investigating alginate production and carbon utilization in Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 using mass spectrometry-based metabolic profiling METABOLOMICS, 9 :403-417 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Mabbott S, Correa E, Cowcher DP, Allwood JW, Goodacre R. 2013. Optimization of Parameters for the Quantitative Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Detection of Mephedrone Using a Fractional Factorial Design and a Portable Raman Spectrometer ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 85 :923-931 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Barry S, Dawson K, Correa E, Goodacre R, O'Riordan A. 2013. Highly sensitive detection of nitroaromatic explosives at discrete nanowire arrays FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 164 :283-293 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

AlRabiah H, Correa E, Upton M, Goodacre R. 2013. High-throughput phenotyping of uropathogenic E. coli isolates with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy ANALYST, 138 :1363-1369 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Levene C, Correa E, Blanch EW, Goodacre R. 2012. Enhancing Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Detection of Propranolol with Multiobjective Evolutionary Optimization ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 84 :7899-7905 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Correa E, Sletta H, Ellis DI, Hoel S, Ertesvag H, Ellingsen TE, Valla S, Goodacre R. 2012. Rapid reagentless quantification of alginate biosynthesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens bacteria mutants using FT-IR spectroscopy coupled to multivariate partial least squares regression ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 403 :2591-2599 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Correa E, Goodacre R. 2011. A genetic algorithm-Bayesian network approach for the analysis of metabolomics and spectroscopic data: application to the rapid identification of Bacillus spores and classification of Bacillus species BMC BIOINFORMATICS, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Correa ES, Steiner MTA, Freitas AA, Carnieri C. 2004. A genetic algorithm for solving a capacitated p-median problem NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS, 35 :373-388 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Conference publication

Madamedon S, Correa ES, Lisboa PJG. 2022. Tiebreaker Vogel's Approximation Method, a Systematic Approach to improve the Initial Basic Feasible Solution of Transportation Problems 2022 12th IEEE Symposium on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics, ISCAIE 2022, :211-216 DOI Publisher Url

Levene C, Correa E, Goodacre R, Blanch EW. 2010. A Robot Scientist Approach Towards Optimization Of SERS Champion PM, Ziegler LD. XXII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, 22nd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy 1267 :968-+ DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Correa ES, Freitas AA, Johnson CG. 2007. Particle swarm and bayesian networks applied to attribute selection for protein functional classification Proceedings of GECCO 2007: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Companion Material, :2651-2658 DOI Publisher Url

Correa ES, Freitas AA, Johnson CG. 2006. A new discrete particle swarm algorithm applied to attribute selection in a bioinformatics data set Keijzer M. GECCO 2006: GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE, VOL 1 AND 2, 8th Annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference :35-+ DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Correa ES, Shapiro JL. 2006. Model complexity vs. performance in the Bayesian optimization algorithm Runarsson TP, Beyer HG, Burke E, MereloGuervos JJ, Whitley LD, Yao X. PARALLEL PROBLEM SOLVING FROM NATURE - PPSN IX, PROCEEDINGS, 9th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN IX) 4193 :998-1007 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Research Grants Awarded:

Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Develop a dashboard web application structure and relevant algorithms to support the Real-time Online user interface, Grant value (£): 173,551. 2019

Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Develop a database structure and relevant algorithms to support the Real-time Online user interface, Grant value (£): 173,551, Duration of research project: 27. 2019

Besins Healthcare Pharmaceutical Company, Statistical data analysis of clinical male testosterone data, Grant value (£): 150,000, Duration of research project: 12. 2015

Media Coverage:

“Puzzles for Today” section of the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme 2018

“Puzzles for Today” section of the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme 2018

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 2007

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 2005

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