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Dr Aniko Ekárt

Senior lecturer

Phone number: 0121 204 3456

Email: a.ekart@aston.ac.uk

Room number: MB 211A

 

Profile

I joined Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as a lecturer in January 2006.
Previously, I held research positions at the Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. At the same time I lectured in artificial intelligence at various levels for the Eötvös Loránd University and the Dennis Gábor University in Budapest.

Between 2001 and 2003 I was a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. where I lectured in artificial intelligence and human computer interaction.

My main research interests are in genetic programming, evolutionary computation and artificial intelligence in general.

Qualifications & Education
  • Aston ExCL, 2010
  • Aston Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2007
  • PhD in Informatics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2001
  • MSc in Next Generation of Computers, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1996
  • MSc with Distinction in Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1995
Employment
  • Since August 2012: Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, School of  Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
  • 2006 – July 2012: Lecturer in Computer Science, School of  Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
  • 2003 – 2006: Senior Researcher, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2001 – 2003: Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Birmingham
  • 1996-2001: Researcher, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Teaching activity    

Computer Science Postgraduate Programme Director

Current modules:

CS2090 Software Lifecycle and Design
CS4680 Professional Skills in Computing
CS4600 Diploma Project
CS4800 MSc Project

Previously taught modules:

CS1140 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS3410 Interaction Design
CS2190 Software Lifecycle
CS4650 Interaction Design

Research interests

My main research area is evolutionary computation and more specifically genetic programming, their application to engineering, design and medical problems. I am also interested in creative design by computers and in particular evolutionary art. 

Recent research funding


ADVANCE European Union co-funded project (2010-2013)

EPSRC CASE studentship in collaboration with Sirdar Spinning Ltd (2007)

PhD Supervision
Steven Dalton successfully passed his oral examination subject to minor modifications in January 2012. Paul Richards successfully passed his oral examination subject to minor modifications in January 2013.
I am currently co-supervising two PhD students:
  • Sherine Nagi
  • Karma Fathalla
I am happy to supervise new applicants in the areas of evolutionary computation, artificial intelligence, data mining and their application to engineering problems and design.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Association for Computing  Machinery (ACM)
IEEE

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