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.
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
The UCD Science Showcase features NCRA Director Prof Michael O’Neill
Dr Miguel Nicolau places 3rd in the UCD Research Images Competition with his evolutionary art entitled “Digital Organic”