I'm a Lecturer, part of the Data Science Research Group within Computing Science and Mathematics at Stirling, and also a Visiting Fellow in Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. I'm interested in value-added optimisation: techniques that yield optimal or near-optimal solutions but also reveal underlying information about the problem to help people make informed decisions. My main focus is in metaheuristics, including evolutionary algorithms and estimation of distribution algorithms; related issues such as fitness modelling (and mining such models), handling constraints and multiple objectives, and decision support. I am also interested in the underlying theory of what makes particular algorithms suited to particular problems. I work in application areas including scheduling and simulation-based optiimsation in civil engineering and transport, and in art.
More detail on my interests and activities can be found on my CSM webpages, under "My personal webpage" above.