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Hart, E., & Sim, K. (2016). A hyper-heuristic ensemble method for static job-shop scheduling. Evolutionary Computation, 24(4), 609-635. https://doi.org/10.1162/EVCO_a_00183
We describe a new hyper-heuristic method NELLI-GP for solving job-shop scheduling problems (JSSP) that evolves an ensemble of heuristics. The ensemble adopts a divide-and-conq...
Powers, S. T., & Lehmann, L. (2017). When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours: Effects of group size on evolution of helping. Biological Reviews, 92(2), (902-920). doi:10.1111/brv.12260. ISSN 1464-7931
Understanding the evolution of sociality in humans and other species requires understanding how selection on social behaviour varies with group size. However, the effects of g...
Powers, S. T., van Schaik, C. P. & Lehmann, L. (2016). How institutions shaped the last major evolutionary transition to large-scale human societies. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 371(1678), 20150098. doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0098. ISSN 0962-8436
What drove the transition from small-scale human societies centred on kinship and personal exchange, to large-scale societies comprising cooperation and division of labour amo...
Scottish Funding Council
Extending a containerised microservices architecture developed in the initial project to support a set of user functions required for the platform's MVP. Additionally, the project will deliver cloud A...
Improving customer experience through intelligent workflow
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Robotics is changing the landscape of innovation. But traditional design approaches are not suited to novel or unknown habitats and contexts, for instance: robot colonies for ore mining, exploring or ...
Plihal, H., Kretschmer, F., Ali, M. T. B., See, C. H., Romanova, A., Horoshenkov, K. V., & Ertl, T. (2016). A novel method for rapid inspection of sewer networks: combining acoustic and optical means. Urban Water Journal, 13(1), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062x.2015.1076857
Operation and maintenance of the public sewer system represent key tasks for an operator. Condition assessment is usually conducted by conventional closed circuit television (...
Hart, E., Sim, K., & Paechter, B. (2015). A Lifelong Learning Hyper-heuristic Method for Bin Packing. Evolutionary Computation, 23(1), 37-67. https://doi.org/10.1162/EVCO_a_00121
We describe a novel Hyper-heuristic system which continuously learns over time to solve a combinatorial optimisation problem. The system continuously generates new heuristics ...
Elfergani, I. T., Hussaini, A. S., Rodriguez, J., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., See, C. H., Jan, N., …McEwan, N. J. (2014). Compact and closely spaced tunable printed F-slot multiple-input–multiple-output antenna system for portable wireless applications with efficient diversity. IET Science, Measurements and Technology, 8(6), 359-369. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-smt.2013.0276
In this work, miniaturised tunable two-antenna multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) systems composed of printed F-slot shaped are developed to operate in the global positioni...
Ghani, A., See, C. H., & Usman Ali, S. M. U. (2014). Step forward to map fully parallel energy efficient cortical columns on field programmable gate arrays. IET Science, Measurements and Technology, 8(6), 432-440. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-smt.2014.0004
This study presents energy and area-efficient hardware architectures to map fully parallel cortical columns on reconfigurable platform - field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)...
Hussain, S., Mokhtar, M., & Howe, J. M. (2015). Sensor Failure Detection, Identification, and Accommodation Using Fully Connected Cascade Neural Network. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 62(3), 1683-1692. doi:10.1109/tie.2014.2361600
Modern control systems rely heavily on their sensors for reliable operation. Failure of a sensor could destabilize the system, which could have serious consequences to the sys...
Powers, S. T. & Lehmann, L. (2014). An evolutionary model explaining the Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281, 20141349-20141349. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.1349. ISSN 0962-8452
The Neolithic was marked by a transition from small and relatively egalitarian groups, to much larger groups with increased stratification. But the dynamics of this
Segredo, E., Seguro, C., Coromoto, L., & Hart, E. (2014). A fuzzy logic controller applied to a diversity-based multi-objective evolutionary algorithm for single-objective optimisation. Soft Computing, 19(10), (2927-2945). doi:10.1007/s00500-014-1454-y. ISSN 1432-7643
In recent years, Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms (MOEAS) that consider diversity as an objective have been used to tackle single-objective optimisation prob- lems. The...
Elfergani, I., Hussaini, A. S., Rodriguez, J., See, C. H., & Abd-Alhameed, R. (2014). Wideband tunable PIFA antenna with loaded slot structure for mobile handset and LTE applications. Radioengineering, 23(1), 345-355
A compact planar inverted F antenna (PIFA) with a tunable frequency response is presented. Tuning of the resonant frequency is realized by loading a varactor on an embedded sl...
Hart, E., Brook, A. H., Brook-O'Donnell, M., Hone, A., Hughes, T., & Smith, R. (2014). General and craniofacial development are complex adaptive processes influenced by diversity. Australian Dental Journal, 59(S1), 13-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/adj.12158
Complex systems are present in such diverse areas as social systems, economies, ecosystems and Biology and, therefore, are highly relevant to dental research, education and pr...
Zhu, F., Gao, S., Ho, A. T. S., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., See, C. H., Brown, T. W. C., … Xu, J. (2014). Ultra-Wideband Dual-Polarized Patch Antenna With Four Capacitively Coupled Feeds. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 62(5), 2440-2449. https://doi.org/10.1109/tap.2014.2308524
A novel dual-polarized patch antenna for ultra-wideband
(UWB) applications is presented. The antenna consists of a
square patch and four capacitively coupled feeds to enhance ...
Tian, Y., Liu, Y., Cheng, G. & Wang, Z. (2014). PCA-ANFIS based prediction for water Injection effectiveness cycle in oil fields. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 530/53, 422-428. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.530-531.422. ISSN 1660-9336
By proposing a numerical based method on PCA-ANFIS(Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System), this paper is focusing on solving the problem of uncertain cycle of water injection ...
Mouchet, C., Urquhart, N., & Kemmer, R. (2014). Techniques for Auditing the ICT Carbon Footprint of an Organisation. International Journal of Green Computing, 5(1), 44-61. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijgc.2014010104
This article has presents an extensive survey of the state of the art in Green IT/S. The findings of the survey suggest that there is scope for a reliable carbon footprint aud...
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...
A feasibility study & demo of tendering and rating software for Market Prepare to increase the work capacity and improve their customer’s experience when booking trade work and dealing with trades peo...
Focusing on the IT aspects of sound recognition and analysis. The product will be used to monitor the players playing golf shots using a mixture of location, wi-fi and sounds technologies. Through us...
A demonstrator has been created which showcases a ranking algorithm and availability matching.
Currently discussions are ongoing regarding a follow on project.
Workshop style sessions were held with Avant Garde, their work so far was reviewed and issues relating to performance were examined. We were able to make specific suggestions to address a number of i...
This project is being undertaken in collaboration with McQueens Dairies. The principle aim is investigate the optimisation of drop-off points within milk rounds. The project will establish a suitable...
FOCAS is a coordination action in the area of collective adaptive systems. It provides increased visibility to the research carried out by projects funded by the FOCAS FET Proactive Initiative and oth...
This project aims to improve the current state of the art in developing optimisation tools which are relevant and acceptable to industry.
This will be achieved by addressing industrial current concer...
This project undertook the following tasks:
1) An analysis of the existing work flow within the energy audit process used by esave on behalf of their clients.
2) The specification and design of a...
For latest news and events, please see the project webpage here
Awareness is a Coordination Action (CA), supporting research under the FP7: FET Proactive Intiative:Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems...
The project finished on 31/06/11 and was evaluated as "Excellent: the project has fully achieved its objectives and technical goals for the period and has even exceeded expectations"
The reviewers co...
The project looked at using optimisation techniques to plan business travel (i.e. journey sharing) and reduce its environmental impact.
Both soft constraints (personal preferences) and hard const...
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...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
Prof. Emma Hart has been invited by Minister Kate Forbes to join a Scottish Government Steering Group to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy for Scotland.
16 September 2019
PhD student Mohamad Alissa with supervisors Dr Kevin Sim and Prof. Emma Hart won the Best Paper award in the ECOM track at GECCO 2019 in Prague for their paper:
Algorithm Selection Using ...
16 July 2019
Laura van Beers from ContactEngine, a London based company delivering software that enables its customers to proactively engage customers in AI-driven conversations to fulfil their business objective...
17 December 2018
Prof. Emma Hart gave an invited talk at the monthly meet-up of the Scotland IS Software Engineering forum on behalf of the SICSA AI theme to describe the work taking place across Scottish Universities...
20 November 2018
Sentient Technologies, a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) products based on evolutionary computation, today announced a new video collection that provides unique insights to the burgeonin...
13 August 2018
The Annual Humies prize is awarded at the International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation for human-competitive results that have been produced by any form of genetic and evolutionar...
18 July 2018
Prof. Emma Hart, Dr Andreas Steyven and Prof. Ben Paechter have been nominated for a prestigious best paper award at the GECCO 18, Kyoto, Japan for new work in evolving a diverse team of swarm robot...
14 July 2018
The International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the field of Computational Intelligence both from theoretical an...
1 November 2017
Members of the CAVES research group have 3 papers accepted at the world's leading conference on Evolutionary Computing. GECCO 2017 will be held in Berlin from 15-19th July 2017.
14 July 2017
This one-day symposium organised at the Radboud University Medical Centre brought together international scientists in the field of tumor immunology, computational and artificial immune systems.
17 February 2017
The New Year welcomed Emma Hart to the helm of Evolutionary Computation. She took over the role of Editor-in-Chief from Hans-Georg Beyer (who had assumed the role himself in 2010). Professor Hart ans...
The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) is a 50-year old organization which is currently composed of 50 national societies. It publishes a quarterly newsletter in which...
5 December 2016
Update! Success for members of Bio-Inspired Special Interest Group.
17 July 2016
Simon Powers has been invited to give a seminar at Aston University.
15 June 2016
Simon Powers has been invited to contribute an article to the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.
8 June 2016
Frankenstein Bar, 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
15 May 2018
CORE 44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
21 March 2018
2 November 2017
Core44, room C44, Merchiston campus
1 March 2017
3 May 2016
14 January 2016
6 January 2016