Two best paper nominations for NCRA Researchers

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 offered place at the Santa Fe Institute Summer School

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.

NCRA represented at Evostar 2018

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.

Welcome to Dr Takfarinas Saber

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.