Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., & Hart, E. (2018). A Novel Similarity-based Mutant Vector Generation Strategy for Differential Evolution. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2018
The mutant vector generation strategy is an essential component of Differential Evolution (DE), introduced to promote diversity, resulting in exploration of novel areas of the...
Hart, E., Steyven, A. S. W., & Paechter, B. (in press). Evolution of a Functionally Diverse Swarm via a Novel Decentralised Quality-Diversity Algorithm. In Proceedings of GECCO 2018
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...
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2018). Stylized Facts on Smart Specialisation Research. In M. Bozina Beros, N. Recker, & M. Kozina (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development, 176-185
Smart Specialisation has generated a paradigmatic change in regional innovation policies and the European Union has shown a strong interest in supporting research that investi...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
Edinburgh Napier Funded
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates. However, gaining good w...
15 July 2017
09 June 2016
Simon Powers will write an article about "defection" (as the term is used in game theory), for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by To...
17 February 2017
Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Buwert, P. (in press). Examining the Professional Codes of Design Organisations. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society 2018: Catalyst
Many of the professional organisations within the various fields of design activity publish professional codes of ethics in one form or another. This paper opens up a discussi...
Elaine, C., & Inglis, G. (in press). Just and Sustainable Places: Extending the Boundaries of Socio-environmental Health. In N/A
Background: Ecological public health encompasses the complex relationship between environment and health - protecting the physical environment and its inhabitants from contami...
Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (2017). For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems. In 2017 IEEE 2nd International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W),doi:10.1109/FAS-W.2017.119
This position paper is concerned with the challenge of engineering multi-scale and long-lasting systems, whose operation is regulated by sets of mutually-agreed, conventional ...
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...
Urquhart, N. (2017). Combining Parallel Coordinates with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms in a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In GECCO ’17 Companion, B, 1335-1340. doi:10.1145/3067695.3082485
Optimisation problems based upon real-world instances often contain many objectives. Many existing Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm techniques return a set of solutions ...
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. doi: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...
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)doi: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...
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Pawluczuk, A., Webster, G., Hall, H., & Smith, C. (in press). Evaluating the social impact of youth digital culture co-creation: let’s participate and play. In -
This paper examines young people’s participation in digital culture and current approaches to measure its social impact. The analysis of the literature presented here reveals ...
Urquhart, N., & Fonzone, A. (2017). Evolving Solution Choice and Decision Support for a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2017, 1264-1271. doi:10.1145/3071178.3071207
Agencies who provide social care services typically have to optimise staff allocations and the travel whilst attempting to satisfy conflicting objectives. In such cases it i...
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. doi: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...
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the world, and is associated with miscarriage, pre-term birth and infertility. However, the understanding of the mechanisms t...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
Children's Hospice Association Scotland
The aim of the scoping exercise is to inform the development of an education strategy for CHAS relating to the delivery of palliative care for babies, children and young people (BCYP) and their famili...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The worldwide success of the Whisky Industry provides a considerable supply of biomass-derived waste streams for future use. Sustainable valorisation of these streams will drive additional economic gr...
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
Medical Research Council
Risks of developing many adult illnesses are set down as we develop in the womb, hence the environment we experience during fetal life needs to be ‘just right’. Understanding how the fetal environmen...
Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of ...
The overarching aim of this study is to investigate how universities are preparing IT students for the global labour market. The focus of this study is entrepreneurship which is now given high priorit...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Scottish Natural Heritage
Understanding the drivers of, and threats to, carbon sequestration in Scottish seagrass
Digital Health Institute
As a precursor to the work described under the DHI application for development of “Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events –an interactive, digital diabetes education site for Young People”, there are se...
Chief Scientists Office
Psychiatric emergencies, and episodes of self-harm, accounted for over 30,000 Scottish ambulance call-outs in 2011. The overwhelming majority of these people were taken directly to Emergency Departmen...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both b...
This research focuses upon measures targeting individuals’ future vehicle purchasing ...
The field of coordinated and multiple views (CMVs) has been for over a decade, a promising technique for enhancing data ...
Rates of loss of biodiversity caused by human action are on the increase worldwide. However implicatio...
This PhD project aims to explore the role of discourse in ...
01 November 2017
21 March 2018
21 March 2018
This talk will present our recent findings and visual (static and animated) maps characterising combinatorial and computer program search spaces. We seek to lay the foundation...
08 August 2016
Sir, Jim Brunsden and Alex Barker, in “City of London eyes ‘equivalence’ as post-Brexit link with EU” (July 26), make the point that relating to the EU on the basis of “equiva...
18 August 2017
16 June 2016
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions.
Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based c...
18 November 2012
Two months into my new role as Director of the Edinburgh Institute and I wanted to thank those of you who have been in touch to wish me well and offer advice on how we can dev...
13 February 2017
20 March 2018
20 March 2018
Professor A.E.Eiben of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will deliver a talk on evolving embodied intelligence in robotic ecosystems.
Evolutionary robotics (ER) is the...
20 June 2018
20 June 2018
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith will deliver a talk on Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, conta...
08 June 2018
08 June 2018
Nicolas Bredeche, ISIR, UPMC, Sorbonnes Université (France)
Collective adaptive systems are ubiquitous: from the many examples that can be observed in nature to a...
08 June 2017
08 June 2017
29 September 2017
29 September 2017
This presentation overviews a study that investigates the impact of behavioural diversity maintenance methods on controller evolution in collective behaviour tasks (RoboCup ke...