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WILDA: Wide Learning of Diverse Architectures for Classification of Large Datasets

Conference Proceeding
Pitt, J., Burth Kurka, D., Hart, E., & Cardoso, R. P. (2021)
WILDA: Wide Learning of Diverse Architectures for Classification of Large Datasets. In Applications of Evolutionary Computation: EvoApplications 2021 Proceedings. , (649-664). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72699-7_41
In order to address scalability issues, which can be a challenge for Deep Learning methods, we propose Wide Learning of Diverse Architectures-a model that scales horizontally ...

Evolution of Diverse, Manufacturable Robot Body Plans

Conference Proceeding
Buchanan, E., Le Goff, L., Hart, E., Eiben, A. E., De Carlo, M., Li, W., …Tyrrell, A. M. (2020)
Evolution of Diverse, Manufacturable Robot Body Plans. In 2020 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) (2132-2139). https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI47803.2020.9308434
Advances in rapid prototyping have opened up new avenues of research within Evolutionary Robotics in which not only controllers but also the body plans (morphologies) of robot...

Hardware Design for Autonomous Robot Evolution

Conference Proceeding
Hale, M. F., Angus, M., Buchanan, E., Li, W., Woolley, R., Le Goff, L. K., …Tyrrell, A. M. (2020)
Hardware Design for Autonomous Robot Evolution. In 2020 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) (2140-2147). https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI47803.2020.9308204
The long term goal of the Autonomous Robot Evolution (ARE) project is to create populations of physical robots, in which both the controllers and body plans are evolved. The t...

Improving Classification of Metamorphic Malware by Augmenting Training Data with a Diverse Set of Evolved Mutant Samples

Conference Proceeding
Babaagba, K., Tan, Z., & Hart, E. (2020)
Improving Classification of Metamorphic Malware by Augmenting Training Data with a Diverse Set of Evolved Mutant Samples. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC48606.2020.9185668
Detecting metamorphic malware provides a challenge to machine-learning models as trained models might not generalise to future mutant variants of the malware. To address this,...

Automatic Generation of Adversarial Metamorphic Malware Using MAP-Elites

Conference Proceeding
Babaagba, K. O., Tan, Z., & Hart, E. (2020)
Automatic Generation of Adversarial Metamorphic Malware Using MAP-Elites. In Applications of Evolutionary Computation. EvoApplications 2020. , (117-132). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43722-0_8
In the field of metamorphic malware detection, training a detection model with malware samples that reflect potential mutants of the malware is crucial in developing a model r...

Using MAP-Elites to support policy making around Workforce Scheduling and Routing

Journal Article
Urquhart, N., Hart, E., & Hutcheson, W. (2020)
Using MAP-Elites to support policy making around Workforce Scheduling and Routing. Automatisierungstechnik, 68(2), https://doi.org/10.1515/auto-2019-0107
English abstract: Algorithms such as MAP-Elites provide a means of allowing users to explore a solution space by returning an archive of high-performing solutions. Such an arc...

Nowhere Metamorphic Malware Can Hide - A Biological Evolution Inspired Detection Scheme

Conference Proceeding
Babaagba, K. O., Tan, Z., & Hart, E. (2019)
Nowhere Metamorphic Malware Can Hide - A Biological Evolution Inspired Detection Scheme. In Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications. , (369-382). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1304-6_29
The ability to detect metamorphic malware has generated significant research interest over recent years, particularly given its proliferation on mobile devices. Such malware i...

Being a leader or being the leader: The evolution of institutionalised hierarchy

Conference Proceeding
Perret, C., Hart, E., & Powers, S. T. (2019)
Being a leader or being the leader: The evolution of institutionalised hierarchy. In ALIFE 2019: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, (171-178). https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00158
Human social hierarchy has the unique characteristic of existing in two forms. Firstly, as an informal hierarchy where leaders and followers are implicitly defined by their pe...

The ARE Robot Fabricator: How to (Re)produce Robots that Can Evolve in the Real World

Conference Proceeding
Hale, M. F., Buchanan, E., Winfield, A. F., Timmis, J., Hart, E., Eiben, A. E., …Tyrrell, A. M. (2019)
The ARE Robot Fabricator: How to (Re)produce Robots that Can Evolve in the Real World. In ALIFE 2019: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, 95-102. https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00147
The long term vision of the Autonomous Robot Evolution (ARE) project is to create an ecosystem of both virtual and physical robots with evolving brains and bodies. One of the ...

An Illumination Algorithm Approach to Solving the Micro-Depot Routing Problem

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., Hoehl, S., & Hart, E. (2019)
An Illumination Algorithm Approach to Solving the Micro-Depot Routing Problem. In GECCO '19: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. , (1347-1355). https://doi.org/10.1145/3321707.3321767
An increasing emphasis on reducing pollution and congestion in city centres combined with an increase in online shopping is changing the ways in which logistics companies addr...
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Keep Learning

2021 - 2024
The project proposes a novel architecture for designing optimisation systems that “keeps learning” when exposed to a continual stream of instances: these systems will autonomously adapt their compone...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £388,219

COG-MHEAR: Towards cognitively-inspired, 5G-IoT enabled multi-modal hearing aids

2021 - 2025
Embracing the multimodal nature of speech presents both opportunities and challenges for hearing assistive technology: on the one hand there are opportunities for the design of new multimodal audio-vi...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £3,259,000

Improving Science-Informed Crab Fisheries Management in Brazil

2020 - 2021
The project offers a unique opportunity to engage with, actively contribute to and learn from a UK-Brazilian applied research project investigating the reproductive rhythmicity of the mangrove crab Uc...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £2,500

Hyperheuristics for infrastructure system optimisation

2020 - 2020
Continuum Industries novel software tech allows engineers to automate their work and evaluate millions of possible combinations of design parameters. Primary application lies in linear infrastructure ...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £19,599

Towards Guided Self-Organisation in Artificial Complex Systems: A Swarm Robotics Case Study

2020 - 2022
Swarm robotics refers to the design and coordination of large numbers of simple physical robots. Uses include environmental applications such as pollution monitoring in the oceans using aquatic robots...
Funder: Royal Society | Value: £11,500

KTP: Intelligent Agents

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

Autonomous Robot Evolution: Cradle to Grave

2018 - 2022
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 ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £366,412

Ensembles for Optimisation

2015 - 2016
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...
Funder: Leverhulme Trust | Value: £34,465

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

Life Long Learning Hyper Heuristic Optimisation

2012 - 2015
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...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £238,068