Dr. Michael Lones

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. My research covers topics in optimisation, data mining, medical informatics, systems biology and non-standard computation. I am interested in complex systems, particularly understanding complexity in biological systems and how this can motivate the design of computer systems. I run the Complex Systems Lab and I am also a member of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

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Brief biography

  • Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University, 2017-
  • Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University, 2013-2017
  • Lecturer, Department of Electronics, University of York, 2013
  • Research Associate/Fellow, University of York, 2005-2013
  • ERCIM Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU, 2004-2005
  • PhD Student, University of York, 1999-2003

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Research interests

  • Evolutionary algorithms, genetic programming, metaheuristics
  • Predictive modelling, knowledge discovery, time series analysis
  • Disease diagnosis and monitoring, disease modelling
  • Biochemical networks, genetic regulatory networks
  • Robotic control, locomotion, distributed signal processing
  • Non-standard computing, artificial life, dynamical systems


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