Paul Lapok

Paul Lapok

Paul Lapok

Researcher

Biography

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 has an MSc in Computing which focused on Software Development and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering which specialised in Computer-Aided Engineering. He worked in the automotive industry as developer and designer of mechanical and mechatronic systems. He has experience in multi-body simulation, flow simulation, Finite Element Analysis, and Computer-Aided Design.
Paul is currently working on several research projects involving the development of advanced software and systems, including desktop, mobile, web, distributed, and embedded systems. In addition to software development, his expertise includes feasibility studies, technical consulting, and system architecture design.
Within CAVES, Paul’s research concentrates on solving design and optimisation problems using Bio-Inspired Computing. This includes the design of software and procedures for the optimisation of complex schedules. For his PhD research, Paul is investigating approaches for the autonomous design and development of Mechanical Systems by Computers.

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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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