My interests are complex-systems-based artificial intelligence, including evolutionary algorithms, machine innovation, knowledge representation, evolving agents, and cooperative computation. I’ve authored over 20 journal articles, 10 invited book chapters, and over 50 conference papers on these subjects. I’ve conducted research projects for the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command, The Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, NASA, Boeing, NSF, EPSRC, The European Union, DERA, British Aerospace, Airbus, and British Telecom. I am a former Associate Editor of The IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, and the journal Evolutionary Computation. I am proud to be a fellow of the RSA: The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
I’m a founding member of The UCL Centre for The Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty.
In my spare time, I play guitar, mandolin, and sing a bit. I’ve been in many bands over the years.
I also enjoy writing, and was the program manager and a contributor to Words Allowed, Ltd.. a Bristol, UK based performance prose group, for whom I wrote and performed short fiction, and guided other authors in workshops. Words Allowed were recipients of a Arts Council of England Grant for a one-year, ten city tour of the UK.
I hold a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from The University of Alabama, where I was also an Associate Professor.