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Dr Sandy Brownlee

Brief CV

Senior Research Assistant, Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, 2013-present
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

Academic duties and participation

Conferences attended: IEEE CEC 2005,2008,2009,2010,2014; GECCO 2007,2008,2011,2012,2014,2015,2016; IEEE SSCI 2011; IBPSA BSO 2012; EMO 2013; PATAT 2014, UKCI 2016, PPSN 2016.

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

(See my Publons profile for latest reviewing stats)

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

Event organisation

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

Funding awarded