UCD Natural Computing Research & Applications Group


Welcome to the UCD Natural Computing Research & Applications Group

We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers motivated by Artificial Intelligence and Complex Adaptive Systems, who are based in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, operating at the intersections of disciplines including Business, Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics & Mathematics, and Biology.


PhD Graduations Sep 2023

Congratulations to Dr Mark Connor and Dr Nam Le Hai who graduated with PhD’s from University College Dublin and the UCD Natural Computing Research & Applications Group on 5 September 2023. Dr Mark Connor’s PhD thesis title is Optimisation and Adaptation of Athlete Training Load with Evolutionary Computation. Dr Nam Le Hai’s thesis is The …

What are the Limitations of Large Language Models?

Following a recent podcast interview and conversations with colleagues outside of the field of Artificial Intelligence, Michael and Mark decided to collate a list of limitations of large language model technology, which some might find useful. These are captured in their new article Amplifying Limitations, Harms and Risks of Large Language Models published on arXiv

ROAR-NET Cost Action Award

Congratulations to Dr Miguel Nicolau who is a Secondary Proposer for a newly awarded  COST Action (CA22137) “ROAR-NET – Randomised Optimisation Algorithms Research Network“

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