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I'm a Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the University of Limerick and director of the Biocomputing-Developmental Systems group. My research interests are in Genetic Programming , Genetic Algorithms and Grammatical Evolution, and have been a Science Foundation of Ireland funded Investigator since 2002.

I am also Director of Software for Evolvability, a Flash Memory and Solid State Disk (SSD) testing and optimization company, that holds several patents in Flash Memory and SSD Controllers. My office is room number CS112 and is located in the Informatics Building . I can be reached at extension 2755, or, from outside the college ring +353 61 202755.

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Click here for a list of my publications.

I am director of the Biocomputing-Developmental Systems group.

The work I did for my PhD got mentioned in Scientific American. More recent work presented at GECCO 2007 was described in The New Scientist(July 2007) and The Economist (December 2007).

I introducted Grammatical Evolution in 1998 along with two of my PhD students, JJ Collins and Mike O'Neill. According to Google Scholar, there are now over 1600 publications related to GE, and it is decribed on Wikipedia.

I currently teach :

CS 4111 - Computer Science

CS 4075 - Computer Games Programming - Tools & Techniques

CCS4047 - Multimedia Industry Perspectives

CS 4012 - Representation and Modelling


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I run a Play by E-mail roleplaying game called The Queens View Affair which started in 1995 and is one of the longest running pbem games on the web.

I also organise an F1 Prediction League, as well as other time-wasting activities, such various soccer prediction leagues.

I like sports cars. I have a yellow 1972 Porsche 911, 1981 Fiat X1/9 that I restored and a modern (Mk 2) Toyota MR2.

I spend a lot of time in Oklahoma.


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Email : Conor.Ryan@ul.ie.