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Representation in the (Artificial) Immune System

Journal Article
McEwan, C., & Hart, E. (2009)
Representation in the (Artificial) Immune System. Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, 8, 125-149. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10852-009-9104-6
Much of contemporary research in Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) has partitioned into either algorithmic machine learning and optimisation, or, modelling biologically plausibl...

On Constructing Ensembles for Combinatorial Optimisation

Journal Article
Hart, E., & Sim, K. (2018)
On Constructing Ensembles for Combinatorial Optimisation. Evolutionary Computation, 26(1), 67-87. https://doi.org/10.1162/evco_a_00203
Although the use of ensemble methods in machine-learning is ubiquitous due to their proven ability to outperform their constituent algorithms, ensembles of optimisation algori...

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...

The importance of the individual encoding in memetic algorithms with diversity control applied to large Sudoku puzzles

Conference Proceeding
Segura, C., Segredo, E., & Miranda, G. (2017)
The importance of the individual encoding in memetic algorithms with diversity control applied to large Sudoku puzzles. In 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC). https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2017.7969565
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...

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...

A hybrid method for feature construction and selection to improve wind-damage prediction in the forestry sector

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B., & Kamimura, K. (2017)
A hybrid method for feature construction and selection to improve wind-damage prediction in the forestry sector. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, (1121-1128). https://doi.org/10.1145/3071178.3071217
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...

Impact of selection methods on the diversity of many-objective Pareto set approximations

Journal Article
Martí, L., Segredo, E., Sánchez-Pi, N., & Hart, E. (2017)
Impact of selection methods on the diversity of many-objective Pareto set approximations. Procedia Computer Science, 112, (844-853). ISSN 1877-0509
Selection methods are a key component of all multi-objective and, consequently, many-objective optimisation evolutionary algorithms. They must perform two main tasks simultane...

On the performance of the hybridisation between migrating birds optimisation variants and differential evolution for large scale continuous problems

Journal Article
Voß, S., Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Hart, E., & Voss, S. (2018)
On the performance of the hybridisation between migrating birds optimisation variants and differential evolution for large scale continuous problems. Expert Systems with Applications, 102, 126-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2018.02.024
Migrating Birds Optimisation (mbo) is a nature-inspired approach which has been shown to be very effective when solving a variety of combinatorial optimisation problems. More ...

A Cooperative Learning Approach for the Quadratic Knapsack Problem

Conference Proceeding
Lalla-Ruiz, E., Segredo, E., & Voß, S. (2018)
A Cooperative Learning Approach for the Quadratic Knapsack Problem. In Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference (LION12), (31-35). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05348-2_3
The Quadratic Knapsack Problem (QKP) is a well-known optimization problem aimed to maximize a quadratic objective function subject to linear capacity constraints. It has sever...

Emergence of hierarchy from the evolution of individual influence in an agent-based model

Conference Proceeding
Perret, C., Powers, S. T., & Hart, E. (2017)
Emergence of hierarchy from the evolution of individual influence in an agent-based model. In Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Artificial Life 2017, (348-355
The sudden transition from egalitarian groups to hierarchical societies that occurred with the origin of agriculture is one of the most striking features of the evolution of h...
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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

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

Market Prepare

2014 - 2015
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

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

An Investigation of Hyper-Heuristic Methods: A New Generation of Problems-Solvers

2000 - 2004
The project made significant advances in discovering new automated methods for combining heuristics to solve bin-packing problems, outperforming results obtained by any individual heuristic. Advances...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £256,547

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

Caddie Charger

2014 - 2014
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,950

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

AvantGuarde

2014 - 2014
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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Investigating communicating sequential processes for Java to support ubiquitous computing

2005 - 2009
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
Dr Kevin Chalmers | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

A closer look at adaptation mechanisms in simulated environment-driven evolutionary swarm robotics

2013 - 2018
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
Dr Andreas Steyven | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

Solving a real world routing proglem using evolutionary algorithms and multi-agent systems

1999 - 2003
Dr Neil Urquhart | Director of Studies: Peter Ross | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

Novel hyperheuristics applied to the domain of bin packing

2010 - 2014
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
Dr Kevin Sim | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

The evaluation of data filtering criterial in wind turbine power performance assessment

2012 - 2019
Dr Brian Davison | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection

2017 - date
Ms Kehinde Babaagba | Director of Studies: Dr Thomas Tan | Second Supervisor: Prof Emma Hart

Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design

2015 - date
Paul Lapok | Director of Studies: Alistair Lawson | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter
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Prof. Emma Hart invited to join Scottish Government Steering Group to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy for Scotland.

16 September 2019
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.

Researchers from Nature-Inspired Intelligent Systems group win Best Paper Award@GECCO 2019

16 July 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 Deep Learnin...

Prof . Emma Hart gives interview "An Insider's Guide to Evolutionary Computation"

17 December 2018
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...

Prof. Emma Hart invited to talk at Scotland IS Software Engineering Leader's Forum to discuss SICSA's work on AI

20 November 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...

Prof. Emma Hart interviewed in new video released by Sentient AI to provide unique insights to business leaders on the growing applicability of evolutionary computation

13 August 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...

Prof. Emma Hart and Dr Kevin Sim win Bronze Award in International Humies competition for work on predicting wind damage in Forestry

18 July 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...

Evolutionary Robotics Research Nominated for Best Paper Award

14 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...

Prof. Emma Hart invited as a keynote speaker at IJCCI in Funchal, Madeira, November 2017

1 November 2017
The International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the field of Computational Intelligence both from theoretical an...

CAVES researchers have 3 papers accepted at GECCO 2017

14 July 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. Accepted papers are: ...

Prof. Emma Hart gives invited talk at a Symposium on "Hacking the Immune System"

17 February 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. Pro...