I joined Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science as a lecturer in January 2006. I have been promoted to senior lecturer in 2012 and then to reader in 2018. I have held various roles within the Department and the School: Postgraduate Programme Director in Computer Science between 2008 and 2018, Head of Computer Science in academic year 2016/17 and most recently, since August 2017 Associate Dean for Postgraduate Programmes within the School.
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 focusses on theory and application of artificial intelligence techniques, and in particular genetic programming and evolutionary computation. I am interested in biologically and socially inspired techniques. Areas of application range from health to engineering, art and economics. Engineering applications include logistics, traffic data analysis and prediction for smart cities and software engineering.
My current teaching is in the areas of software engineering and computational intelligence at undergraduate level and professional skills at postgraduate level.
Computer Science Postgraduate Programme Director
Current modules: CS2090 Software Lifecycle and Design CS4680 Professional Skills in Computing
CS3910 Computational Intelligence
DC2095 System and Software Analysis
SE4027 Professional Literature Study
Previously taught modules: CS1140 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence CS3410 Interaction Design CS2190 Software Lifecycle CS4650 Interaction Design
CS4800 Major Project
CS4600 Diploma Project
My main research area is evolutionary computation and more specifically genetic programming, their application to engineering, design and health domain. Within engineering, most recently I have been working on logistics (ADVANCE) and traffic data modelling and prediction (EXCELL). I am also interested in creative design by computers and in particular evolutionary art.