I am a Senior Lecturer the department of Computer Science, where I teach
and carry out research on machine learning and optimization.
I am Deputy Director of the The Centre for Interdisciplinary Computation
and Dynamical Analysis (CICADA).
I am the head of the Machine Learning and
Optimization Group (nee the Artificial
I am running the Ambleside Interdisciplinary Summer School on
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(as rendered by the artist Matthew Shapiro, when he was aged 6).
Room: G 16 Kilburn Building
Mailing Address: School of Computer Science, Kilburn Building, Oxford
Road, University of Manchester,
Manchester M13 9PL United Kingdom
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Research Interests and Publications: (needs a major update)
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- Director of: From Individual to Collective Behaviour in Large-Scale
Complex Systems: An Interdisciplinary Summer School on Complex
Systems, The English Lake District, August 20 - 29. Now taking
- I lectured on Unsupervised Learning at The British Computer Society
Summer School on Pattern Recognition, Plymouth, UK. 2004.
- I was the director of
the 2003 Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe NM, USA, organized by the Santa Fe
Institute, where I also taught Adaptive Computation and Statistical
- I was the co-director of the
Complex Systems Summer School run in 2002 in Budapest, where I
also taught Adaptive Computing. The Summer School was jointly
organized by the Santa Fe Institute and the Central European
- I taught Supervised Learning and Reinforcement Learning in Neural
Networks at the
2002 Complex Systems Summer School in Santa Fe, NM, organized by
the Santa Fe Institute.
- I taught Genetic Algorithms in Machine Learning, at Advanced
Summer School on Machine Learning and Applications, Chania, Crete,
I taught Statistical Mechanics Theory of Genetic Algorithms at
the Summer School on Theoretical Aspects
of Evolutionary Computing Antwerp, 1-7 September, 1999. Here are
here is the paper.
I teach CS2411 - Subsymbolic Processing and Neural Networks, an undergraduate
course on learning and heuristic search. Here is the CS2411 syllabus
and here is the CS2411
I teach CS6482 - Neural Networks, a postgraduate course on
Neural Networks. Here is the CS6482
and here is the CS6482