Ivan Tyukin


Professor of Applied Mathematics, DrSc

Turing Artificial Intelligence Fellow

Head of the Visual Intelligence Lab (Lead research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Computer Vision)

School's Director of Research

Next Generation Digital Intelligence Systems Facility Lead in METEOR (Leicester Space Park)

Deputy Director of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Modelling Centre (AIDAM)

Editor of Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation

Tel: +44(0) 116 252 5106

Email: I.Tyukin [at] le.ac.uk

Personal details


  • MA2021/MA2022 Differential equations and dynamics
  • MA3077/MA7077 Operations Research


Public engagement


I. Romanenko, I. Tyukin, A.N. Gorban, K. Sofeikov. US Patent number US 10062013B2. Method of Image Processing

I. Romanenko, A.N. Gorban, I. Tyukin. Patent number US10489634B2. Image Processing.

Selected current grants and funded projects

(See CV for the list of all current and completed grants and research projects)


  • £1,807,380 FEC [£1,445,904 from the RC] (Principal Investigator) EP/V025295/1 UKRI Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship: Adaptive, Robust, and Resilient AI Systems for the FuturE, 2021-2025.
  • £3,587,419 FEC [£2,869,935 from the RC] (Co-Investigator) EP/V026801/1 UK Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Verifiability Node, 2020-2024. Principal Investigator - Prof Mohammad Mousavi (University of Leicester).
  • £1,014,769 FEC [£811,815 from the RC] (Co-Investigator) AH/T001003/1 Arch-I-Scan: Automated recording and machine learning for collating Roman ceramic tablewares and investigating eating and drinking practices, 2019-2022. Principal Investigator - Prof Penelope Allison (University of Leicester).
  • £402,980 FEC [£322,384 from the RC] (Co-Investigator) MR/T017988/1 LOng-Term anatomical fluid dynamics for new Univentricular heartS palliation (LOTUS), 2019-2021. Principal Investigator - Dr Andrea Cangiani (University of Nottingham).
  • The Health Foundation:

  • £351,400 (Co-Investigator). Insight Research Programme, 2020-2022. Principal Investigator - Prof Tim Coats (University of Leicester).
  • HDR UK & the Alan Turing Institute:

  • £227,763 (Co-Investigator). Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Risk Factor Control and Outcomes in Patients, 2021-2022. Principal Investigator - Dr Clare Gillies (University of Leicester)
  • Innovate UK:

  • £198,735 [A part of a double £384,045 KTP] (Principal Investigator). Innovate UK KTP012250 between TG0 Limited and University of Leicester (Artificial Intelligence technology for learning and recognition of tactile gestures), 2020-2022, Co-Investigators - Dr. Evgeny Mirkes, Dr. Bogdan Grechuk.
  • £197,413 (Principal Investigator). Innovate UK KTP 12403 between Synoptix Limited and University of Leicester (Machine Learning and AI-based object detection system to improve the safety and reliability of level crossings across the UK's rail network), 2020-2022.
  • £245,824 (Academic Leader). Innovate UK KTP010819 between Photek Limited and University of Leicester (Data Analytics and Mathematical Modelling in High Energy Physics), 2017-2020, Principal Investigator - Dr. Andrey Mudrov
  • Selected Publications

    Books and Book chapters

    I. Tyukin. Adaptation in Dynamical Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2011
    (ISBN-10: 0521198194 | ISBN-13: 9780521198196)
    S. Gepshtein, I. Tyukin. Optimal measurement of visual motion across spatial and temporal scales.
    Computer vision in control systems - 1. Mathematical theory, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2015, pages 211-238.
    (ISBN 978-3-319-10653-3)
    Adaptation book cover Computer Vision in Control Systems - 1


    Recent Papers and Research Highlights

    I.Y. Tyukin, D.J. Higham, E. Woldegeorgis, A.N. Gorban. The Feasibility and Inevitability of Stealth Attacks. arXiv preprint at https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.13997

    A.N. Gorban, B. Grechuk, E.M. Mirkes, S.V. Stasenko, I.Y. Tyukin. High-dimensional separability for one-and few-shot learning. arXiv preprint at  https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.15416

    I.Y. Tyukin, A.N. Gorban, M.H. Alkhudaydi, Q. Zhou. Demystification of Few-shot and One-shot Learning. arXiv preprint at https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.12174. Accepted to 2021 IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IEEE IJCNN).

    I. Tyukin, A.N. Gorban, A.A. McEwan, S. Meshkinfamfard, L. Tang. Blessing of dimensionality at the edge and geometry of few-shot learning, Information Sciences, 564, 124-143, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2021.01.022

    B. Grechuk, A.N. Gorban, I.Y. Tyukin. General stochastic separation theorems with optimal bounds. Neural Networks138, 33-56, 2021.

    N.V. Brilliantov, H. Abutuqayqah, I.Y. Tyukin, S.A. Matveev. Swirlonic state of active matter. Scientific Reports10, 16783, 2020. In Top-2 percent of all research outputs scored by Altmetric, as of May 2021

    Tyukin IY, Higham DJ, Gorban AN. On Adversarial Examples and Stealth Attacks in Artificial Intelligence Systems. arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.04479, 2020. Nominated for the Best Paper Award at the 2020 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE IJCNN). Video of the talk can be downloaded from here.

    C. Calvo, I.Y. Tyukin, V.A. Makarov. Universal Principles Justify the Existence of Concept Cells. Scientific Reports, 10, 7889, 2020. In Top-5 percent of all research outputs scored by Altmetric, July 2020.

    Complete list of publications

    Other projects

  • Mathematical Modelling of Adaptation and Decision-Making in Neural Systems
  • Adaptation in Presence of Nonlinear Parameterization
  • Non-uniform Small-gain Theorems and Convergence to Lyapunov-Unstable Invariant Sets
  • Efficient Visual Intelligence Technologies
  • More detailed information about these research projects

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