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Postdocs

  • Mario Garza-Fabre (Manchester), Sampling Techniques for de novo Protein Structure Prediction, since Jan. 2015
  • Juan Esteban Diaz (Manchester), Drug Portfolio Planning Under Uncertainty, since Apr. 2016
  • Krzysztof Michalak (Birmingham), Algorithmic Containment of Threats in Graphs, EC Marie Curie fellow, from Sep. 2016

Current postgraduate research students

PhD

  • Ke "Caro" Zhang, DNA Aptamers for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, since September 2015
  • Simon Fong, Information Geometry, since September 2015
  • Tudor Morar (co-supervised with Sandra Sampaio), Combining Learning and Search in the Optimization of MapReduce Jobs, since April 2014

Completed postgraduate research students

PhD

  • Steve Miller, Evolution of Cooperation and Complex Networks, since April 2013
  • Andrew Webb, Self-Replicators and the Evolution of Evolvability, since April 2013
  • Rob Lyon (co-supervised with Ben Stappers and John Brooke), Radio Pulsar Detection in Very Large Data Streams, since April 2012
  • David Buckley (co-supervised with Ke Chen), Tracking and Predicting Video Gameplay Skill over Time, since April 2012
  • Ahmad Almakhlafi, Heuristics for Preventive Maintenance Scheduling. Thesis coming soon.
  • Richard Allmendinger, Closed-Loop Optimization, PhD awarded March 2012. Thesis
  • Caroline Farrelly (co-supervised with DB Kell), Structure Elucidation from NMR Spectra, PhD awarded April 2008.

MSc Project students

2016 (Manchester)

  • Hanmeng Chen,
  • Xiao He,
  • Lunshi Rao,

2016 (Birmingham)

  • David McDonald, Evolution of Neural-Network Board Evaluators for Two-Player Games
  • Joseph Preece, Investigating the Feasbility of Two Rerouting Algorithms on a Metro Network
  • Natalie Reynolds, Humans vs Machines at Learning Games from Scratch

2015 (Birmingham)

  • Stephen Cownie, Tracking and Visualizing Sentiment Over Time

2014 (Manchester)

  • Danya Bachir, Exploiting Domain Knowledge in Combinatorial Optimization
  • Ke Gong, Accelerating Multiobjective Optimization in the Case of One or More Slow Objective Functions

2013

  • Sarah Nogueira, Contextual and Non-Stationary Bandits for Local Search
  • Peng Shi, Assessing TrueSkill and ELO Player Rating Systems using Monte Carlo Simulations

2012

  • John Agah, Biobjective Data Clustering
  • Xu Han, Wisdom of Crowds / Online Rating Sytems
  • Muzher Sharif, Hyperheuristics with Reinforcement Learning
  • James Tatton, Novelty Search in Protein Structure Prediction

2011

  • Chris Oedegaard, Evolution of Simulated Racing Drivers

2010

  • John Denman, Optimal Design of Experiments
  • Thanos Kitsos, Computational Learning of Rubik's Cube

2008

  • Antoine Amouyel, Magic Squares
  • Chris Emmett, Learning to Play "Rough Justice"

2007

  • Yining Zhao, Coevolutionary Learning of Nim

2005

  • Oliver Purcell, Evolution of RNA Signalling
  • William Rowe, Landscape State Machines

Final Year UG Project students

2016 Birmingham

  • Sam Gardner, Referee Assignment Algorithms
  • Georgia Leadbetter, Lacrosse League Manager

2015

  • Arturs Bekasovs, Collective Construction using Genetic Programming
  • Bianca-Cristina Cristescu, ParEGO Multiobjective Optimization on GPUs
  • Alex Dumitru, Ant Colony Optimization for Drug Portfolio Planning

2014

  • Joseph Forshaw, Mockiato - Multiobjective Clustering Visualization
  • Nikos Pavlou, Dynamical and Computational Structures Under the Sea
  • Anthony Tham, Web Tools for Staff and Student Allocation of Projects

2013

  • Jie Foo, MATLAB Multiobjective Visualization
  • Luigi Riefolo, Online Skyline Queries
  • Shahab Rostami, How Rational Are You?

2012

  • Tom Cass, Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Simona Matei, Voting Systems
  • Mike Ray, Cryptic Crossword Solver

2011

  • James Whitaker, Ant Foraging Simulator
  • Osman Osman, Ant Clustering Simulator

2010

  • Andrew Richardson, Tutor Management System
  • Vineet Jobanputra, Customer Relationship Management for Tutors
  • Pukhraj Sodhi, Data Visualization