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Dr Sandy Brownlee

Brief CV

Lecturer, Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, 2018-present
Research in optimisation, machine learning and data science. Teaching in computing science on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Senior Research Assistant, Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, 2013-2018
Airport operations optimisation, mostly focused on ground movement (taxiing) and uncertainty. Dynamic adaptic software engineering, focused on automatic improvement of parameters and code to improve speed, fix bugs, and decrease power consumption. Feature based approaches to optimisation.

Research Associate, Civil & Building Engineering, Loughborough University, 2010-2013
Applying multi-objective evolutionary algorithms to optimisation of buildings. Highlight of the project was the granting of a software licence to IES Ltd for integration of our optimisation algorithm into their commerical building simulation suite.

Software Engineer, ODS-Petrodata Ltd, Aberdeen, 2008-2010
Development of a distributed data management system and tools to support market analysts for internal use within the company.

PhD, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 2005-2009
Explored the role of fitness modelling in estimation of distribution algorithms. Link to Thesis

Awards, accreditation and titles

SFELTE Fellow, and Fellow of the HEA

Visiting Fellow, Loughborough University

Academic duties and participation

Conferences attended: IEEE CEC 2005,2008,2009,2010,2014; GECCO 2007,2008,2011,2012,2014-2018; IEEE SSCI 2011; IBPSA BSO 2012; EMO 2013; PATAT 2014; UKCI 2016; PPSN 2016; OR 2017.

Reviewer for several conferences (including IEEE CEC, GECCO, ECTA, EvoCOP, MOD, LOD, PPSN, UKCI), and journals including:

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Member, EPSRC Peer Review Associate College

Also served as a reviewer for the funding body Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Event organisation

Academic chair for the SICSA PhD Conference 2019

Chair, SICSA Pre-EC Day 2019

Real world transportation workshop, funded by SICSA, 16 January 2015.

Funding awarded