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.