I'm a Associate Professor in the
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
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.
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
I run aPlay 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.
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.