This programme will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab sessions, practicals, online activity, independent study, field trips and work placements.
It will be assessed through a combination of written and oral examinations, class tests, individual and group coursework, projects, presentations and practical assessments.
Students who do not wish to continue to the full MSc qualification may decide to undertake a smaller 20 credit diploma project, leading to a Postgraduate Diploma.
Dr Ekárt is a Senior Lecturer and member of the Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering (ALICE). She holds a PhD from Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary. Her research interests are in computational intelligence, both theory and application, and more specifically genetic programming. She has 20 years of teaching and research experience in this field, including European Commission funded projects. Previously she was a lecturer at University of Birmingham. She has been postgraduate programme director since 2008.
Dr Goldingay is a lecturer in Computer Science and member of the Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering (ALICE). His research interests are in computational intelligence, particularly swarm intelligence and swarm robotics. He directs Aston’s Degree Apprenticeship programme in computing.