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A Hyper-Heuristic classifier for one dimensional bin packing problems: Improving classification accuracy by attribute evolution.

Conference Proceeding
Sim, K., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2012)
A Hyper-Heuristic classifier for one dimensional bin packing problems: Improving classification accuracy by attribute evolution. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature: PPSN XII, (348-357). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32964-7_35
A hyper-heuristic for the one dimensional bin packing problem is presented that uses an Evolutionary Algorithm (EA) to evolve a set of attributes that characterise a problem i...

A tabu search evolutionary algorithm for solving constraint satisfaction problems.

Conference Proceeding
Craenen, B. G. W., & Paechter, B. (2006)
A tabu search evolutionary algorithm for solving constraint satisfaction problems. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN IX, (152-161). https://doi.org/10.1007/11844297_16
The paper introduces a hybrid Tabu Search-Evolutionary Algorithm for solving the constraint satisfaction problem, called STLEA. Extensive experimental fine-tuning of parameter...

Computing the State of Specknets: further analysis of an innate immune-inspired model.

Conference Proceeding
Davoudani, D., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2008)
Computing the State of Specknets: further analysis of an innate immune-inspired model. In P. Bentley, D. Lee, & S. Jung (Eds.), Artificial Immune Systems, 7th International Conference, ICARIS 2008, Phuket, Thailand, August 2008, Proceedings, 95-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85072-4
Specknets consist of hundreds of miniature devices, which are each capable of processing data and communicating wirelessly across short distances. Such networks, with their gr...

Trickle-Plus: Elastic Trickle algorithm for Low-power networks and Internet of Things

Conference Proceeding
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E., Paechter, B., & Qasem, M. (2016)
Trickle-Plus: Elastic Trickle algorithm for Low-power networks and Internet of Things. In Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2016 IEEE, 1-6
Constrained Low-power and Lossy networks (LLNs) represent the building block for the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT) that deploy the Routing Protocol for Low Power and L...

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...

Parallelization of the nearest-neighbour search and the cross-validation error evaluation for the kernel weighted k-nn algorithm applied to large data dets in matlab

Conference Proceeding
Rubio, G., Guillen, A., Pomares, H., Rojas, I., Paechter, B., Glosekotter, P., & Torres-Ceballos, C. I. (2009)
Parallelization of the nearest-neighbour search and the cross-validation error evaluation for the kernel weighted k-nn algorithm applied to large data dets in matlab. In HPCS '09. International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation, 2009https://doi.org/10.1109/hpcsim.2009.5192804
The kernel weighted k-nearest neighbours (KWKNN) algorithm is an efficient kernel regression method that achieves competitive results with lower computational complexity than ...

Parallel Optimisation of Pump Schedules with a Thread-Safe Variant of EPANET Toolkit

Conference Proceeding
López-Ibáñez, M., Prasad, D. T., & Paechter, B. (2009)
Parallel Optimisation of Pump Schedules with a Thread-Safe Variant of EPANET Toolkit. In Water Distribution Systems Analysis 2008https://doi.org/10.1061/41024%28340%2940
The optimisation of pump operations in water distribution networks is an ongoing research topic motivated by the great energy savings that a careful scheduling of pumps may ac...

Strengthening the Forward Variable Selection Stopping Criterion

Conference Proceeding
Herrera, L. J., Rubio, G., Pomares, H., Paechter, B., Guillén, A., & Rojas, I. (2009)
Strengthening the Forward Variable Selection Stopping Criterion. In Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2009, (215-224). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04277-5_22
Given any modeling problem, variable selection is a preprocess step that selects the most relevant variables with respect to the output variable. Forward selection is the most...

A Hybrid Meta-Heuristic for Multi-Objective Optimization: MOSATS

Journal Article
Baños, R., Gil, C., Paechter, B., & Ortega, J. (2007)
A Hybrid Meta-Heuristic for Multi-Objective Optimization: MOSATS. Journal of mathematical modelling and algorithms, 6(2), 213-230. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10852-006-9041-6
Real optimization problems often involve not one, but multiple objectives, usually in conflict. In single-objective optimization there exists a global optimum, while in the mu...

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...
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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

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

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

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

DREAM

2000 - 2003
This project seeks to provide the technology and software infrastructure necessary to support the next generation of evolving infohabitants in a way that makes that infrastructure universal, open and ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £171,524

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

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

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

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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An investigation into visual graph comparison

2007 - 2014
Information Visualisation is extensively used in single graph analysis. However, relatively little work has been done in the field of graph comparison. Thi...
Alan Melville | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Dr Martin Graham

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

Participation Space Studies: a socio-technical exploration of activist and community groups? use of online and offline spaces to support their work

2011 - 2016
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

Solving vehicle routing problems using multiple ant colonies and deterministic approaches

2000 - 2008
Samer Sa'adah | Director of Studies: Peter Ross | 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

Operational optimisation of water distribution networks

2004 - 2009
Manuel Lopez-Ibanez | Director of Studies: Prasad Tumula | 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

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

Human-Specknet interaction

2004 - 2008
Matthew Leach | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

Specknets: a case study for artificial immune systems

2006 - 2012
Despina Davoudani | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

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