Former team members

Dr Jiawei (Michael) Li

Dr Jiawei (Michael) Li was a research associate at the University of Stirling.  His research interests include evolutionary game theory, fuzzy logic, hyper-heuristics, and AI in games. He is now a Lecturer at University of Nottingham-Ningbo Campus 

Dr Lingbo Li 

Lingbo Li wss a full-time PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science at University College London, supervised by Professor Mark Harman. Lingbo received his Bachelor’s degree from Southeast University (China) and Master degree from the University of Birmingham. His research interest is search-based software engineering (SBSE). Lingbo’s current research includes requirements engineering and software project management. He completed his PhD in 2017 and is now Associate Professor at Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.

 

Dr Fabio Daolio

Fabio Daolio was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Stirling. His interests are in complex systems and machine learning, evolutionary computation and intelligent optimisation. In Stirling he worked on fitness landscape analysis and visualisation, in particular on using complex networks to model the search space of hard combinatorial problems.

Dr Yuri Bykov

Yuri Bykov was a Research Assistant at the Queen Mary University. His research was focused onto modeling complex problems and processes, developing and investigating complex algorithms and software systems.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Yuri in August 2017. 

 

Dr Nathan Burles

Nathan Burles is a Research Associate at the University of York.  His research interests include search-based testing and non-standard computation, such as evolutionary algorithms and neural networks.  He is currently working on mutation testing.

Edward Bowles 

Edward Bowles is a full-time PhD candidate at the University of York, supervised by Professor John Clark. Edward received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent, and his Master's degree in Cyber Security from the University of York. His research interests include using metaheuristics and other search-based techniques to automate the discovery of cryptanalytic strategies.

Dr Wan Rei 

Wan Rei was a research associate at the University of York. He received his PhD in Computer Science in April, 2016. My PhD research was about Model Driven Engineering and static code 

Komsan Srivisut

Komsan Srivisut was a PhD research student under supervision of Professor John Clark at the University of York. His research interest is focused on applying hyper-heuristics for multicore stress-testing.

Dr William Martin 

William Martin was a full-time PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, supervised by Professor Mark Harman.  William received his masters degree in Computer Science from University College London.  His research interests include machine learning and unsupervised text classification, and his current research is centered on app and app store analysis. He completed his PhD in 2017.

Dr Fan Wu

Fan Wu was a full-time PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science at University College London, supervised by Professor Mark Harman. Fan received his Bachelors degree from Tsinghua University. His research interest is Evolutionary Computation. Fan's current research includes Genetic Programming and software improvement under the GISMO agenda. He completed his PhD in 2017 and is now a Assistant Professor at Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.

Dr Ke Mao 

Ke Mao was a full-time PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science at University College London, supervised by Prof Mark Harman and Dr Licia Capra. Ke received his Master's degree from Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include crowdsourced software development and mining online software communities. He completed his PhD in 2017 and joined Facebook. 

Dr Jerry Swan

Jerry Swan was a Research Fellow at the University of York. He is predominently interested in creating programs that do things that one might traditionally assume can only be achieved by people. Hyper-heuristic research is a good environment for investigating this: as a second-order control mechanism, we must surely desire that our hyper-heuristics can employ flexible problem reformulation and pattern-sensitive trajectory analysis.

Dr Geoffrey Neumann 

Geoffrey Neumann wass a Research Assistant at the University of Stirling. He is interested in Hyperheuristics and is currently working on automating the systematic comparison of Metaheuristics. He completed his PhD at the University of Stirling in 2014 on hybridising Estimation of Distribution Algorithms with Genetic Algorithms.

Dr Ke Li  

Ke Li was a research fellow at the University of Birmingham, he is now a Lecturer at The University of Exeter. He received his PhD in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong in 2014. His research interests are evolutionary multi-objective optimization, performance assessment, data-driven optimization and surrogate modeling, statistical machine learning.

Dr Simon Martin 

Simon was a Research Assistant at the University of Stirling.  He spent a number of years in industry working for research teams in the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency,  Nortel Networks and various start-up companies. His work mostly involved researching software agents and various telecomms applications.  His current work is on artificial intelligence, interaction in computability and using distributed software agents to solve problems in combinatorial optimisation.

Dr Monica Banerjea 

Monica Banerjea was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Stirling.  Her research interests include metaheuristics, hyper-heuristics and their application on real-world problems.  She is currently working on healthcare problems.

Dr Simon Poulding

Simon Poulding was a researcher at the University of York and part of the DAASE project until January 2014. His background is as a software engineer. He has worked for organisations in the UK and US such as Logica Finance, NatWest Markets, Concentra Managed Care, and 170 Systems, in roles that included developer, technical lead, project manager and product development manager. Simon specialises in database applications, enterprise management systems, and web-based document management products. He also has a strong interest in experimental design and statistical analysis for computer science in general, and SBSE in particular. His objective is to promote techniques that enable principled, efficient and reliable scientific investigation in this discipline.

Dr Shin Yoo 

Shin Yoo was a lecturer in the department of Computer Science at UCL. He received his PhD in King's College London in 2009. His research interests include regression testing optimisation, multi-objective optimisation algorithms and representations and fault localisation techniques. he now works as an Assistant Professor at KAIST in Korea. 

Dr Iman Hemati Moghadam 

Iman Hemati Moghadam was a Research Associate at University College London. He received his PhD from University College Dublin in 2014. His PhD dissertation dealt with the issues around improving software quality through means of automated refactoring. His research interests are in automated refactoring and software metrics. His current research is centred on using genetic programming for software reuse.

Xiaoning Shen 

Xiaoning Shen was an academic visitor at the University of Birmingham from January 2013 - January 2014. She holds BSc and PhD degrees from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China. She is now an associated professor at the School of Information and Control at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. Her research interests focus on multi-objective evolutionary algorithms and dynamic scheduling problems.

Xin Du 

Xin Du was an academic visitor at the University of Birmingham. She holds PhD degrees from Wuhan University, China. Now she is an associated professor at the School of software, Fujian Normal University, China. Her research interests focus on evolutionary algorithms and software architecture optimization.

Xiuli Wu

Xiuli Wu was an academic visitor at the University of Birmingham. She received PhD degrees from Northwest Polytechnical University, China in 2006. Now she is an associated professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. Her research interests focus on evolutionary algorithms and production scheduling optimization.

This page was last modified on 10 Oct 2017.