Organisers

William B. Langdon

He has been working with genetic programming since 1993. His current research uses GP to genetically improve existing software, CUDA, search based software engineering and Bioinformatics. Indeed GI has been used to significantly improve a widely used bioinformatics tool, nVidia software running on graphics hardware and a GPU kernel for NMR medical imaging registration. He co-organised the computational intelligence on GPUs (CIGPU) series of workshops, the first EvoPAR track in the European conference on applications of evolutionary computation and last year was co-chair of the GECCO genetic programming track. His books include A Field Guide to Genetic Programming, Foundations of Genetic Programming and Advances in Genetic Programming 3. He also maintains the genetic programming bibliography.

  • Location: UCL
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Justyna Petke

Dr. Petke has a DPhil in Computer Science from University of Oxford. She is now at the Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing (CREST) in University College, London. She has published on applications of genetic improvement. One of her recent papers was awarded the Silver HUMIE at GECCO 2014 in Vancouver. Dr. Petke is also the publicity co-chair of the First North American Search Based Software Engineering Symposium (held in February 2015).

  • Location: UCL
  • Website: Link

David R. White

David R. White is a researcher in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. He published some of the seminal papers on both creating new and improving existing software with respect to non-functional improvement, and his subsequent thesis was nominated for a BCS distinguished thesis award. He then worked as a SICSA Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, before joining the EPSRC AnyScale project. He is on the steering committee of SSBSE and has won two best paper awards for work in evolutionary search.

  • Location: University of Glasgow
  • Website: Link