Our paper, Offline and Online Time in Sequential Decision-Making Problems, has been accepted for publication at the Computational Intelligence for Dynamic and Uncertain Environments Symposium, at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2016. It will be presented at the symposium in Athens, Greece, in December 2016.
I am a Lecturer in Computer Science at Aston University in Birmingham in the UK. My research is concerned with adaptation, online learning and self-organisation in complex agent-based systems. I am a member of the Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering (ALICE).
I am particularly interested in biological, social and economic inspired techniques, decentralisation, heterogeneity and self-awareness. I have developed generic concepts, architectures and algorithms, as well as those for complex computing systems such as distributed smart camera networks, hypermusic ensembles, FPGAs and cloud federations.
Previously, I was a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA) in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. I obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham, on the topic of Evolutionary Market-Based Resource Allocation in Decentralised Computational Systems, and under the supervision of Professor Xin Yao and Dr. Paul Marrow at BT. I also hold an MSc in Natural Computation from the University of Birmingham, and before that, I read for a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Leicester.
My teaching focusses on areas related to my research, as well as aspects of software engineering. I am particularly interested in experiential learning, and currently lead a module on team software development, in which students learn through practice.