The NCRA Group were very well represented at WCCI 2018. David Lynch presented his paper Managing Quality of Service through Intelligent Scheduling in Heterogeneous Wireless Communications Networks, Takfarinas saber presented A Hybrid Algorithm for Multi-objective Test Case Selection, Stefan Forstenlechner presented Towards Understanding and Refining the General Program Synthesis Benchmark Suite with Genetic Programming and Nam Le presented The Baldwin Effect reconsidered through the Prism of Social Learning. The conference took place 8-13 July 2018 in Brazil.
Farewell and best wishes to Brendan who completed his research with the NCRA group and has now joined Sema Labs as a Scientific Advisor.
Congratulations to Takfarinas Saber and Nam Le who were nominated for best paper awards during 2018. Takfarinas was nominated for his paper Multi-Level Grammar Genetic Programming for Scheduling in Heterogeneous Networks EvoStar 2018 in Parma, Italy. Nam Le was nominated for his paper The Baldwin effect reconsidered through the prism of social learning at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nam Le was offered a place and attended the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Complex Systems Summer School in June 2018. The SFI in New Mexico, is a prestigious research and education centre exploring the frontiers of complex systems science. Here researchers endeavor to understand and unify the underlying, shared patterns in complex physical, biological, social, cultural, technological, and even possible astrobiological worlds.
Takfarinas Saber presented his paper Multi-Level Grammar Genetic Programming for Scheduling in Heterogeneous Networks, which was nominated for a best paper award. Brendan Cody-Kenny presented his paper Investigating the Evolvability of Web Page Load Time which was a joint paper with Fidelity Investments Ireland. Evostar 2018 took place in Parma, Italy 4-6 April 2018.
The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) is the largest Artificial Intelligence Society in the United Kingdom. Roisin Loughran presented a paper on Serendipity in Melodic Self-organising Fitness at the AISB Convention 2018 in Liverpool 4-6 April.
We are delighted to announce the first call for the ALECS Programme is now available and will close on 28 February 2018. This is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship Programme coordinated by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. Click here for further details.
The NCRA Group would like to welcome Takfarinas who has joined as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He will be working in close collaboration with Bell Labs, Nokia within the Applications of Evolutionary Design (App’ED) project which aims to bring us closer to automated design tools inspired by the natural world. The tools will be applied to optimise Future Networks & Communications such as 5G networks.
Takfarinas completed his PhD in Computer Science at UCD and obtained both his B.Sc. in Computer Science and his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2013 from the University of Nantes in France.
We wish Michael Fenton well as he leaves the NCRA Group to take up a position as a Data Scientist with Corvil in Dublin.