I am Lecturer in Computer Science in the School of Informatics and Digital Engineering, Aston University, UK, and a member of the ALICE research group. My research interests can be broadly described as Social Learning and Cultural Evolution in Artificial Evolutionary Systems. More details about my research can be found on my Research Interests and Publications pages.
Current Research Projects:
"Open-Ended (Cumulative) Cultural Evolution"
"Fair mechanisms for energy exchange in community energy systems"
Computational Intelligence and Evolutionary Systems techniques for Arbovirus modelling
I am originally from Birmingham, and am proudly half Maltese. Before moving to Aston University in January 2022 I was Lecturer in Evolutionary Systems at Keele University UK (joining in 2009 to begin my PhD and Teaching Fellowship). Before undertaking a PhD I studied for a BSc in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science and a MSc in Advance Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK.
In my spare time I am a keen Aston Villa supporter; regularly injured football player; music enthusiast; out of practice guitarist; Science Fiction fan, part time gamer, part time politico, part time meme stock enthusiast; and full time Dad and partner.
Injury Status: I've got a cold (it's not COVID I promise)
Currently Listening: Anything Post Rock or Post Metal
Currently Reading: Ancestors by Alice Roberts
Currently Playing: Civilization VI
Investments Status: Errmm, let's just say I'm going long (really long)