I serve the academic community in a number of ways...
Together with Wen-shin Lee, I coordinate seminars for the Division. Please get in touch if you'd like to invite someone or present something! You can see the list of upcoming seminars here.
I support the Division in developing and accelerating real-world impact from our research. As part of this, I led one of our impact case studies for REF2021 on industrial optimisation. If you're in CSM at Stirling and your research has made (or could make) some impact outside of academia, I'd like to hear from you!
I coordinate the COSMOS series of tutorials within the division. These are for staff and students in Computing and Maths to share skills with each other on a variety of topics. Please get in touch if you have any suggestions for sessions (either as a speaker or listener).
Co-chair, Heuristic Optimization stream at EURO 2021
Academic chair for the SICSA PhD Conference 2019
Chair, SICSA Pre-EC Day 2019
Real world transportation workshop, funded by SICSA, 16 January 2015.
Conferences attended: IEEE CEC 2005,2008,2009,2010,2014,2020; GECCO 2007,2008,2011,2012,2014-2021; IEEE SSCI 2011; IBPSA BSO 2012; EMO 2013; PATAT 2014; UKCI 2016; PPSN 2016; OR 2017; ICSE 2021; EURO 2021.
Conferences (including IEEE CEC, GECCO, ECTA, EvoCOP, MOD, LOD, PPSN, UKCI, BSO)
Lecturer (2018-2022), Senior Lecturer (2022-), Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling
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
SFELTE Fellow, and Fellow of the HEA
Visiting Fellow, Loughborough University
Editorial Board Member: Complex & Intelligent Systems (Springer) 2020-
Editorial Board Member: CivEng (MDPI) 2020-