Congratulations to David Lynch and Stefan Forstenlechner who both successfully defended their PhD theses this month on “Automated Self-Optimisation in Heterogeneous Wireless Communications Networks using Techniques from Evolutionary Computation” (Lynch) and “Program Synthesis with Grammars and Semantics in Genetic Programming” (Forstenlechner).
John Woodward (Queen Mary University London) visited our group on 9 November 2018 to give a seminar on “Genetic Improvement: Taking Real-World Source Code and Improving it Using Genetic Programming”
To celebrate 20 years since the first publication on Grammatical Evolution at the First EuroGP in 1998 in Paris, France the original authors and inventors of Grammatical Evolution have joined forces to bring together a collection of chapters contributed by leading researchers in the field of Genetic Programming.
Prof Michael O’Neill’s Investigator Award (App’ED) has been shortlisted for the Science Foundation Ireland Best Reported Impact Award 2018 and includes a collaboration with Bell Labs.
Dr Mike Fenton, Dr Ciaran McNally, Dr Jonathan Byrne, Dr James McDermott, Prof Michael O’Neill and Dr Erik Hemberg (MIT) have won the 2017 HUMIES Bronze Award for Human Competitive Artificial Intelligence at the annual ACM GECCO 2017Conference held in Berlin this July. The award winning work focused on Innovative Truss Design using Grammatical Evolution
David Lynch and Roisin Loughran are lead authors on two papers which have been nominated for Best Paper Awards at the European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP 2016) and the European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation (EvoApplications 2016), and Prof Michael O’Neill has been awarded a Failte Ireland Conference Ambassador Award 2016 for attracting the ACM GECCO conference to Dublin.
Prof Michael O’Neill was recently interviewed for the UCD College of Business – Faculty Insight Series.
Prof Michael O’Neill features in the UCD Faces of Research video series