Paul Lapok

Paul Lapok

Dr Paul Lapok

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Biography

Dr Paul Lapok is a Researcher and member of the Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems (CAVES) which is a research group within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. He was awarded a PhD in the area of Artificial Intelligence - Bio-Inspired Computing focusing on ”Evolving Planar Mechanisms for the Conceptual Stage of Mechanical Design“ and holds an MSc in Computing, focused on Software Development and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering which specialised in Computer-Aided Engineering.

Paul has a strong background in the development of advanced software and systems, including desktop, mobile, web, distributed, embedded systems and sensor hardware. His expertise includes feasibility studies, technical consulting, and the development of innovative solutions.

At Edinburgh Napier University, he is involved in a wide range of research projects, ranging from the optimisation of complex schedules, development of data platforms and data analysis, amongst others in the health sector and public transport, distributed ledger applications, and AI-based systems for fraud detection and sensors applications.

In addition to his research, Paul worked in the automotive industry as a developer and designer of mechanical and mechatronic systems. He has experience in a variety of simulation techniques, including multi-body simulation, flow simulation, Finite Element Analysis, and Computer-Aided Design. He is the CEO of DOOSIS, a company that focuses on providing software solutions for business and industry in IoT Automation and Smart Environments.

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Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design

Thesis
Lapok, P. Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2709215
The design of planar mechanical systems is a challenging and time-consuming task for engineers. Evolutionary computing has been shown to be a successful tool applied to design...

Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design

Conference Proceeding
Lapok, P., Lawson, A., & Paechter, B. (2019)
Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design. In GECCO '19: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. , (383-384). https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3322006
This study presents a method to evolve planar mechanism prototypes using an evolutionary computing approach. Ultimately, the idea is to provide drafts for designers at the con...

2-Dimensional Outline Shape Representation for Generative Design with Evolutionary Algorithms

Conference Proceeding
Lapok, P., Lawson, A., & Paechter, B. (2018)
2-Dimensional Outline Shape Representation for Generative Design with Evolutionary Algorithms. In H. Rodrigues, J. Herskovits, C. Mota Soares, A. Araújo, J. Guedes, J. Folgado, …J. Madeira (Eds.), EngOpt 2018 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 926-937. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97773-7_80
In this paper, we investigate the ability of genetic representation methods to describe two-dimensional outline shapes, in order to use them in a generative design system. A s...

Evaluation of a genetic representation for outline shapes

Conference Proceeding
Lapok, P., Lawson, A., & Paechter, B. (2017)
Evaluation of a genetic representation for outline shapes. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, (1419-1422). https://doi.org/10.1145/3067695.3082501
This work in progress focuses on the evaluation of a genetic representation for outline shapes for planar mechanical levers which addresses the first stage of the complex real...

Cloud based processing of real time sensor-data streams

Thesis
Lapok, P. (2014)
Cloud based processing of real time sensor-data streams. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7331
The aim of the project is to design an architecture for real time sensor data streaming, management and live visualisation over the web to contribute to existing research in t...

Guiding learners to near native fluency in English through an adaptive programme of activities which includes phoneme and prosody analysis.

Presentation / Conference
Lawson, A., Attridge, A., & Lapok, P. (2014, September)
Guiding learners to near native fluency in English through an adaptive programme of activities which includes phoneme and prosody analysis. Paper presented at Eurocall 2014, University of Groningen
This project aims to address pronunciation problems of English language learners. Current pronunciation software tools mainly address phonemic difficulties and give little or ...

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