Brad Alexander is a member of the Optimisation and Logistics Group at the University of Adelaide. His research interests include program optimisation, rewriting, genetic-programming (GP) - especially the discovery of recurrences and search-based-software-engineering. He is currently supervising projects in evolutionary art and in applications of search based software engineering to energy conservation and monitoring in mobile platforms. He has also supervised successful projects in the evolution of control algorithms for robots, the evolution of three-dimensional geological models, and the synthesis and optimisation of artificial water distribution networks, and using background optimisation to improve the performance of instruction set simulators (ISS)'s.
brad [at] cs.adelaide.edu.au
Saemundur O. Haraldsson
Saemundur O. Haraldsson is a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University. He has multiple publications on Genetic Improvement, including two that have received best paper awards; in 2017’s GI and ICTS4eHealth workshops. Additionally, he co-authored the first comprehensive survey on GI which was published in 2017. He has been invited to give multiple talks on the subject including three Crest Open Workshops and for an industrial audience in Iceland. His PhD thesis (submitted in May 2017) details his work on the world's first live GI integration in an industrial application. Saemundur has previously given a tutorial on GI at PPSN 2018.
s.haraldsson [at] lancaster.ac.uk
Markus is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Australia. His areas of interest are heuristic optimisation and applications thereof, and more specifically in theory-motivated algorithm design and in applications to wave energy production as well as to non-functional code optimisation. He currently holds a grant on dynamic adaptive software systems with a focus on mobile devices, and he has co-organised the GI@GECCO Workshop in 2018. He has worked on theoretical aspects of genetic programming, in particular on bloat-control mechanisms, and he is currently involved in the development of two open-source platforms that have genetic programming at their core.
markus.wagner [at] adelaide.edu.au
John R. Woodward
John Woodward is a lecturer at QMUL. He has organized workshops at GECCO including Metaheuristic Design Patterns and ECADA, Evolutionary Computation for the Automated Design of Algorithms which has run for 7 years. He has also given tutorials on the same topic at PPSN, CEC, and GECCO. He currently holds a grant examining how Genetic Improvement techniques can be used to adapt scheduling software for airport runways. With his PhD Student, Saemundur Haraldsson (who this proposal is in collaboration with), won a best paper award at the 2017 GI workshop. He has also organized a GI workshop at UCL as part of their very successful Crest Open Workshops.
j.woodward [at] qmul.ac.uk