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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...

Improving the performance of a preference-based multi-objective algorithm to optimize food treatment processes

Journal Article
Ferrández, M. R., Redondo, J. L., Ivorra, B., Ramos, A. M., Ortigosa, P. M., & Paechter, B. (2020)
Improving the performance of a preference-based multi-objective algorithm to optimize food treatment processes. Engineering Optimization, 52(5), 896-913. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305215x.2019.1618289
This work focuses on the optimization of some high-pressure and temperature food treatments. In some cases, when dealing with real-life multi-objective optimization problems, ...

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...

On the Synthesis of Perturbative Heuristics for Multiple Combinatorial Optimisation Domains

Conference Proceeding
Stone, C., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2018)
On the Synthesis of Perturbative Heuristics for Multiple Combinatorial Optimisation Domains. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XV 15th International Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8–12, 2018, Proceedings, Part Ihttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99253-2_14
Hyper-heuristic frameworks, although intended to be cross-domain at the highest level, rely on a set of domain-specific low-level heuristics at lower levels. For some domains,...

Evolution of a Functionally Diverse Swarm via a Novel Decentralised Quality-Diversity Algorithm

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., Steyven, A. S. W., & Paechter, B. (2018)
Evolution of a Functionally Diverse Swarm via a Novel Decentralised Quality-Diversity Algorithm. In GECCO '18 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, (101-108). https://doi.org/10.1145/3205455.3205481
The presence of functionality diversity within a group has been demonstrated to lead to greater robustness, higher performance and increased problem-solving ability in a broad...

Automatic Generation of Constructive Heuristics for Multiple Types of Combinatorial Optimisation Problems with Grammatical Evolution and Geometric Graphs

Conference Proceeding
Stone, C., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2017)
Automatic Generation of Constructive Heuristics for Multiple Types of Combinatorial Optimisation Problems with Grammatical Evolution and Geometric Graphs. In Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 578-593
In many industrial problem domains, when faced with a combinatorial optimisation problem, a “good enough, quick enough” solution to a problem is often required. Simple heurist...

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...

On the comparison of initialisation strategies in differential evolution for large scale optimisation

Journal Article
Segredo, E., Paechter, B., Segura, C., & González-Vila, C. I. (2018)
On the comparison of initialisation strategies in differential evolution for large scale optimisation. Optimization Letters, 12(1), 221-234. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11590-017-1107-z
Differential Evolution (DE) has shown to be a promising global opimisation solver for continuous problems, even for those with a large dimensionality. Different previous works...

An investigation of environmental influence on the benefits of adaptation mechanisms in evolutionary swarm robotics

Conference Proceeding
Steyven, A., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2017)
An investigation of environmental influence on the benefits of adaptation mechanisms in evolutionary swarm robotics. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary, (155-162). https://doi.org/10.1145/3071178.3071232
A robotic swarm that is required to operate for long periods in a potentially unknown environment can use both evolution and individual learning methods in order to adapt. How...

Hybridisation of Evolutionary Algorithms through hyper-heuristics for global continuous optimisation

Conference Proceeding
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Hart, E., Paechter, B., & Voß, S. (2016)
Hybridisation of Evolutionary Algorithms through hyper-heuristics for global continuous optimisation. In P. Festa, M. Sellmann, & J. Vanschoren (Eds.), Learning and Intelligent Optimization: 10th International Conference, LION 10, Ischia, Italy, May 29 -- June 1, 2016, (296-305). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50349-3_25
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...
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KTP: Intelligent Agents

2019 - 2022
Improving customer experience through intelligent workflow
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £268,152

FOCAS

2013 - 2016
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...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £639,999

AWARENESS (Co-ordination Action)

2010 - 2013
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...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £487,925

PerAda (PANORAMA)

2008 - 2011
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...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £761,800

Scapa Flow Technologies

2005 - 2006
To use evolutionary techniques to develop prototype software that will automatically optimise the performance of Enterprise Java software for large e-commerce systems.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £62,436

New Ties

2004 - 2007
The project is concerned with emergence and complexity in socially-inspired artificial systems. We will study large systems consisting of an environment and an inhabitant population. The main goal of ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £199,471

Speckled Computing

2003 - 2008
To establish a research infrastructure for realising minute (around 1 cubic millimetre) semiconductor specks which can sense, compute and communicate wirelessly. Specks, scattered or sprayed on the pe...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £120,000

SCOPE: Server Configuration Optimisation through Parameter Evolution

2001 - 2006
SCOPE: Server Configuration Optimisation through Parameter Evolution
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £100,000

Metaheuristics

2000 - 2004
Metaheuristics are widely used to solve important practical combinatorial optimization problems. But the how and why they work effectively for specific problems and for others not, remains a mystery. ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £170,000

EvoNet II

2000 - 2012
The EvoNet series of conferences continue to be run annually by Jennifer Willies through the Institute of Informatics & Digital Innovation.
Funder: European Commission | Value: £467,000

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Developing Formal Evaluation Methods to Measure and Improve the User Experience Design of Extended Reality

2020 - date
Joanna Aldhous | Director of Studies: Dr Emilia Sobolewska | Second Supervisor: Dr Gemma Webster

Enhancement of identified effective ransomware detection techniques

2020 - date
Simon Davies | Director of Studies: Rich Macfarlane | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Towards cognitively-inspired multi-modal speech enhancement

2019 - date
Mandar Gogate | Director of Studies: Prof Amir Hussain | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Modelling frailty in open EHR with social care data for health and care systems

2019 - date
Dr Colin Brown | Director of Studies: Alistair Lawson | Second Supervisor: Dr Peter Barclay

Responsibility Tracking in Robotic Systems by Forensic Analysis

2019 - date
Douglas Levick | Director of Studies: Rich Macfarlane | Second Supervisor: Dr Petra Leimich

Group activity and travel scheduling with shared autonomous vehicles

2019 - date
Akinwole Obafemi | Director of Studies: Dr Grigorios Fountas | Second Supervisor: Dr Achille Fonzone

Evolving Robust Behaviours for Robotic Swarms with a Modular Design Approach

2019 - date
Kirsty Montague | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

Algorithm selection using machine learning

2018 - date
Mhd Rateb Mhd Ziad Alissa | Director of Studies: Dr Kevin Sim | Second Supervisor: Prof Emma Hart

Leveraging linked data and data mining to enhance educational decision making in Higher Education

2017 - date
Ghadeer Ashour | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

A domain specific language for multi-agent traffic and transport simulations

2016 - date
Benjamin Hoffmann | Director of Studies: Dr Neil Urquhart | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

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