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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.

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HUMIES Gold Award for Human Competitive Artificial Intelligence

NCRA researchers David Lynch,  David Fagan and Michael O’Neill, along with their collaborators from Nokia Bell Labs (Holger Claussen and Stepan Kucera), and NCRA alumnus Michael Fenton, have won the 2019 HUMIES Gold Award for a result demonstrating Human Competitive Artificial Intelligence using Evolutionary Computation. The underlying research was published recently in the leading journal in …

Business Analytics Capability at EURO 2019

Michael O’Neill will give two presentations on Business Analytics Capability at the EURO 2019 conference on operations research, which will see 2,500 delegates visit UCD from 23-26 June. The Local Chair for EURO 2019 is our very own NCRA researcher Seán McGarraghy who is also Director of the UCD Centre for Business Analytics. Michael’s presentation …