Pitt, J. & Hart, E. (in press). For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems. In tbaISBN tba
This position paper is concerned with the challenge of engineering multi-scale and long-lasting systems, whose operation is regulated by sets of mutually-agreed, conventional ...
Urquhart, N. & Hart, E. (in press). Creating optimised employee travel plans. In TBCISBN TBC
The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more th...
Chalmers, K., Kerridge, J. & Pedersen, J. B. (2017). Communicating Connected Components: Extending Plug-and-Play to Support Skeletons. In Communicating Process Architectures 2016ISBN 978-0-9934385-1-6
For a number of years, the Communicating Process Architecture (CPA) community have developed languages and runtimes supporting message passing concurrency. For these we always...
To analyse in game communications to predict engagement of players.
This European Fellowship project will benefit the researcher by giving and enhancing the knowledge and skills for a future generation of CPSs which enjoy the unique feature of context-active resilienc...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
Research exchange with the Bielefeld Dialogue Systems group
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable way...
27 August 2017
15 July 2017
01 November 2017
+44 7594 818718
Senior Associate Research Fellow
Dean, Research & Innovation
Senior Research Fellow
Urquhart, N. (2017). Combining Parallel Coordinates with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms in a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In GECCO ’17 Companion, Bdoi:10.1145/3067695.3082485. ISBN 978-1-4503-4939-0
Optimisation problems based upon real-world instances often contain many objectives. Many existing Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm techniques return a set of solutions ...
Martí, L., Segredo, E., Sánchez-Pi, N. & Hart, E. (2016). Impact of selection methods on the diversity of many-objective Pareto set approximations. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems
Selection methods are a key component of all multi-objective and, consequently, many-objective optimisation evolutionary algorithms. They must perform two main tasks simultane...
Malleson, C., Kosek, M., Klaudiny, M., Huerta, I., Bazin, J., Sorkine-Hornung, A., …Mitchell, K. (2017). Rapid one-shot acquisition of dynamic VR avatars. In IEEE 2017 Virtual Reality (VR)doi:10.1109/vr.2017.7892240. ISBN 978-1-5090-6647-6
We present a system for rapid acquisition of bespoke, animatable, full-body avatars including face texture and shape. A blendshape rig with a skeleton is used as a template fo...
Enenkel, J., Geyer, J., Keiner, J., Nguyen, J., Steuler, J. L. & Urquhart, N. (in press). A Unifying Software Framework for Vehicle Routing and Logistics. In Conference proceedingsISBN tbc
A wide range of open source tools and real world data are available to support those working on vehicle routing and logistics optimisation. Despite such tools being available ...
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B. & Kamimura, K. (in press). A Hybrid Method for Feature Construction and Selection to Improve Wind-Damage Prediction in the Forestry Sector. In Proceedings of GEcco 2017doi:10.1145/3071178.3071217. ISBN unknown
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M. & Urquhart, N. (in press). AGADE-TRAFFIC: Multi-Agent Simulations in Geographical Networks. In PAAMS vol 1 – Main track and Demos proceedings
AGADE-TRAFFIC is a tool for simulating traffic flow in networks. Traffic participants are modelled as NetLogo agents and are visualised in a graphical user interface. Geograph...
Segura, C., Segredo, E. & Miranda, G. (in press). The Importance of the Individual Encoding in Memetic Algorithms with Diversity Control Applied to Large Sudoku Puzzles. In Proceedings of the CEC 2017
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Hart, E., Paechter, B. & Voss, S. (2016). Hybridisation of Evolutionary Algorithms through hyper-heuristics for global continuous optimisation. In Festa, P., Sellmann, M. & Vanschoren, J. (Eds.). Learning and Intelligent Optimization: 10th International Conference, LION 10, Ischia, Italy, May 29 -- June 1, 2016, 296-305. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50349-3_25. ISBN 978-3-319-50348-6, 978-3-319-50349-3,
Choosing the correct algorithm to solve a problem still remains an issue 40 years after the Algorithm Selection Problem was first posed. Here we propose a hyper-heuristic whic...
Segredo, E., Paechter, B., Hart, E. & Gonz´alez-Vila, C. I. (2016). Hybrid parameter control approach applied to a diversity-based multi-objective Memetic Algorithm for frequency assignment problems. In 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)doi:10.1109/CEC.2016.7743969. ISBN 978-1-5090-0623-6
In order to address the difficult issue of parameter setting within a diversity-based Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm (MOEA), we recently proposed a hybrid control sche...
Gkatzia, D., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O. (2016). How to Talk to Strangers: generating medical reports for first time users. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)doi:10.1109/FUZZ-IEEE.2016.7737739. ISBN 978-1-5090-0626-7, 978-1-5090-0625-0,
We propose a novel approach for handling first-time
users in the context of automatic report generation from timeseries
data in the health domain. Handling first-time users is...
Vogogias, A., Kennedy, J., Archambault, D., Anne Smith, V. & Currant, H. (2016). MLCut: exploring multi-level cuts in dendrograms for biological data. In Turkay, C. & Ruan Wan, T. (Eds.). Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC)doi:10.2312/cgvc.20161288. ISBN 978-3-03868-022-2
Choosing a single similarity threshold for cutting dendrograms is not sufficient for performing hierarchical clustering analysis of heterogeneous data sets. In addition, alter...
Steyven, A., Hart, E. & Paechter, B. (2016). Understanding environmental influence in an open-ended evolutionary algorithm. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV, 921-931. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45823-6_86. ISBN 978-3-319-45822-9
It is well known that in open-ended evolution, the nature
of the environment plays in key role in directing evolution. However, in Evolutionary Robotics, it is often unclear e...
Scottish Funding Council
An SFC Innovation Voucher being used to fund a feasibility study examining the use of heuristics to optimize food collection and delivery.
The development of enhanced data analytics capabilities to enable the modelling, analysis and presentation of complex data to improve Group Internal Audit’s assessment and insight into business risks ...
Plansafe Solutions Ltd
Consultancy for SafetyPro Engineer System
Forestry Commission Scotland
Timber analysis project
'EverythingPast' is a global project that will link together and make accessible public, private and personal archive through a unique map-led interface. The website will create an unprecedented multi...
Analysis of transactional data provided by real time cloud based ordering systems linked within the food supply chain which targets Foodservice sector
Through this project Skillstep hope to successfully create an app for banks and other corporates in the financial services market to help them grow the leadership skills of graduates and millennial st...
Optimisation – finding cost-effective or high-performing solutions - is a key economic driver for business today. However, academic literature on search-based optimisation techniques reflects an escal...
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
This is a follow-on innovation voucher project to further develop a software system which will fully document Statutory Examinations of lifting, pressure and LEV equipment. The solution will involve a...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Ontologies are a way of reasoning about data in an efficient manner. Ontologies are increasingly prevalent in a range of applications, including the Semantic Web, medicine and law. The development and...
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
This project aims to produce a pilot mobile app for industry members making relevant content from ASHS's bi-annual print journal and related interactive tools available on gps enabled mobile...
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular leve...
Arguments are structures of premises and conclusions that underpin rational reasoning processes. Within complex knowledge domains, especially if they are contentious, argument st...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
With the growing need of the industry and due to high business demands, there have consequently been high demands of IT pro...
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
04 May 2016
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager.
16 June 2016
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions.
Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based c...
09 June 2016
Simon Powers will write an article about "defection" (as the term is used in game theory), for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by To...
06 January 2016
Neil Urquhart and Alistair Lawson have been awarded £19,000 by The Data Lab to support their ongoing research collaboration with Larder Load, an Edinburgh based food services ...
18 July 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences:
Alife 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) Simon Pow...
07 December 2016
17 February 2017
05 December 2016
04 May 2016
04 May 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences & journals
Alife 2016 (Cancun,...
11 May 2016
11 May 2016
This years post-graduate research conference will be held Wednesday (11th of May) on H-floor.
Presentations and the keynote will be in H5, the poster session, breaks an...
06 January 2016
06 January 2016
CAVES Researcher Dr Neil Urquhart is to organise and chair a workshop on Intelligent Transport at the Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) conference. The worksho...