My research focusses on the study and analysis of a range of naturally-inspired metaheuristics (EA, EDA, PSO, ACO, ANN etc..) and their application to learning and optimisation problems. Originally a pure mathematician (algebraic topology), I have for many years now been interested in naturally-inspired computing. Major themes of my research include medical treatment optimisation, particulary cancer-related, the development and analysis of novel metaheuristics, particularly markov-network EDAs, and probabilistic modelling for optimisation and learning.
Application areas of this research include medical decision support, oil and gas operations, analysis of biological sequences, scheduling, image analysis and bio-control.
I am a Principal Member of the IDEAS Research Institute where I am responsible for the Digital Technologies theme. I also lead the Computational Intelligence research group, which I founded in 2003.
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I currently lecture the following modules:
The Computational Intelligence Group is offering a range of MSc projects. These are listed in my recent presentation. All enquiries from interested students are welcomed by the group.
Address: IDEAS Research Institute, The Robert Gordon University, St. Andrew Street, Aberdeen AB25 1HG, Scotland
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 26 2780
Fax: +44 (0)1224 26 2727