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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    I am going to be co-supervising this new PhD project: Transfer Learning Solutions for Intelligent Transportation https://www2.aston.ac.uk/eas/documents/studentships/alina-patelli-advert.pdf

    20032020

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    Research Output

    2020

    Cross-domain MLP and CNN Transfer Learning for Biological Signal Processing: EEG and EMG

    Bird, J. J., Kobylarz, J., Faria, D. R., Ekart, A. & Ribeiro, E. P., 9 Mar 2020, In : IEEE Access.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    2019

    Accent classification in human speech biometrics for native and non-native english speakers

    Bird, J. J., Wanner, E., Ekárt, A. & Faria, D. R., 5 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2019. ACM, p. 554-560 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    A Deep Evolutionary Approach to Bioinspired Classifier Optimisation for Brain-Machine Interaction

    Bird, J., Faria, D., Manso, L. J., Ekárt, A. & Buckingham, C. D., 13 Mar 2019, In : Complexity. 2019, 14 p., 4316548.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    A Study on Mental State Classification using EEG-based Brain-Machine Interface

    Bird, J., Manso, L. J., Ribeiro, E. P., Ekárt, A. & Faria, D., 8 May 2019, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2018: Theory, Research and Innovation in Applications, IS 2018 - Proceedings. Martins, J., Jotsov, V., Bierwolf, R., Mendonca, J. P., Jardim-Goncalves, R. & Marques, M. (eds.). IEEE, p. 795-800 6 p. 8710576. (2018 International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Disobedience as a mechanism of change

    Burth Kurka, D., Pitt, J., Lewis, P. R., Patelli, A. & Ekart, A., 15 Jan 2019, Proceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO 2018. IEEE, Vol. 2018-September. p. 1-10 10 p. 8613714. ( 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Evolutionary Optimisation of Fully Connected Artificial Neural Network Topology

    Bird, J. J., Ekárt, A., Buckingham, C. D. & Faria, D. R., 23 Jun 2019, Intelligent Computing - Proceedings of the 2019 Computing Conference. Arai, K., Bhatia, R. & Kapoor, S. (eds.). Springer-Verlag Wien, p. 751-762 12 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 997).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    High Resolution Sentiment Analysis by Ensemble Classification

    Bird, J. J., Ekárt, A., Buckingham, C. D. & Faria, D. R., 23 Jun 2019, Intelligent Computing - Proceedings of the 2019 Computing Conference. Arai, K., Bhatia, R. & Kapoor, S. (eds.). Springer-Verlag Wien, p. 593-606 14 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 997).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Increasing genetic programming robustness using simulated dunning-kruger effect

    Griffiths, T. D. & Ekárt, A., 13 Jul 2019, GECCO 2019 Companion - Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. ACM, p. 340-341 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    On the effects of pseudorandom and quantum-random number generators in soft computing

    Bird, J., Ekárt, A. & Faria, D., 28 Oct 2019, In : Soft computing.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Phoneme aware speech recognition through evolutionary optimisation

    Bird, J. J., Wanner, E., Ekárt, A. & Faria, D. R., 13 Jul 2019, GECCO 2019 Companion - Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. ACM, p. 362-363 2 p. (GECCO 2019 Companion - Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Phoneme Aware Speech Synthesis via Fine Tune Transfer Learning with a Tacotron Spectrogram Prediction Network

    Bird, J. J., Ekárt, A. & Faria, D. R., 30 Aug 2019, Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems - Contributions Presented at the 19th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, 2019. Ju, Z., Zhou, D., Gegov, A., Yang, L. & Yang, C. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 1043. p. 271-282 12 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 1043).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Preface

    Ekárt, A., Liapis, A. & Castro Pena, M. L., 1 Apr 2019, In : Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 11453, p. v-vi

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Smart Cyber-Physical System applications in production and logistics: special issue editorial

    Ilie-Zudor, E., Preuveneers, D., Ekárt, A. & Hohwieler, E., 4 May 2019, In : International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 32, 4-5, p. 327-328 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Social Action in Socially Situated Agents

    Barnes, C. M., Ekart, A. & Lewis, P. R., 1 Jun 2019, Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO 2019. IEEE, Vol. 2019-June. p. 97-106 10 p. 8780530. (2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Tired of Choosing? Just Add Structure and Virtual Reality

    Easton, E., Bernardet, U. & Ekart, A., 27 Mar 2019, Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design - 8th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2019, Held as Part of EvoStar 2019, Proceedings. Castro Pena, M. L., Ekárt, A. & Liapis, A. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 11453. p. 142-155 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11453 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    2018

    Emotion Recognition using Spatiotemporal Features from Facial Expression Landmarks

    Golzadeh, H., Faria, D., Manso, L. J., Ekárt, A. & Buckingham, C. D., 26 Sep 2018, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems . 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Improving the effectiveness of genetic programming using continuous self-adaptation

    Griffiths, T. D. & Ekárt, A., 19 Apr 2018, Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents - Second International Symposium, ALIA 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Vol. 732. p. 97-102 6 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 732).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Learning from Interaction: An Intelligent Networked-Based Human-Bot and Bot-Bot Chatbot System

    Bird, J. J., Ekárt, A. & Faria, D. R., 11 Aug 2018, UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence. Springer, Vol. 840. p. 179-190 (Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems; vol. 840).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Modelling enduring institutions: The complementarity of evolutionary and agent-based approaches

    Powers, S. T., Ekárt, A. & Lewis, P., 2018, In : Cognitive Systems Research. 52, p. 67-81

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Partially Lazy Classification of Cardiovascular Risk via Multi-way Graph Cut Optimization

    Fathalla, K. M., Ekárt, A. & Gherghel, D., 28 Aug 2018, In : Procedia Computer Science. 126, p. 576-585 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

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    Preface

    Liapis, A., Cardalda, J. J. R. & Ekárt, A., 1 Apr 2018, In : Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 10783

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Self-adaptive crossover in genetic programming: The case of the tartarus problem

    Griffiths, T. D. & Ekárt, A., 4 Jun 2018, Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XV - 15th International Conference, 2018, Proceedings. Springer, p. 236-246 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11101 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Synergies between reinforcement learning and evolutionary dynamic optimisation

    Soni, A., Lewis, P. R. & Ekárt, A., 19 Apr 2018, Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents - Second International Symposium, ALIA 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Vol. 732. p. 91-96 6 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 732).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2017

    An architecture for the autonomic curation of crowdsourced knowledge

    Patelli, A., Lewis, P. R., Ekárt, A., Wang, H., Nabney, I. T., Bennett, D., Lucas, R. & Cole, A., 1 Sep 2017, In : Cluster Computing. 20, 3, p. 2031–2046 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Cardiovascular risk prediction based on retinal vessel analysis using machine learning

    Fathalla, K., Ekárt, A., Seshadri, S. & Gherghel, D., 6 Feb 2017, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings. IEEE, p. 880-885 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Gaining insights into road traffic data through genetic improvement

    Ekárt, A., Patelli, A., Lush, V. & Ilie-Zudor, E., 15 Jul 2017, GECCO '17: proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 1511-1512 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    Improving the Tartarus problem as a benchmark in genetic programming

    Griffiths, T. D. & Ekárt, A., 15 Mar 2017, Genetic programming: 20th European Conference, EuroGP 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 19-21, 2017, proceedings. McDermott, J., Castelli, M., Sekanina, L. & et al (eds.). Cham (CH): Springer, p. 278-293 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 10196).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    Offline and online time in Sequential Decision-Making Problems

    Soni, A., Lewis, P. R. & Ekárt, A., 9 Feb 2017, 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016. IEEE, 8 p. 7849961

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Social and asocial learning in collective action problems: the rise and fall of socially-beneficial behaviour

    Lewis, P. R. & Ekart, A., 12 Oct 2017, Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 2nd International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems, FAS*W 2017. IEEE, p. 91-96 6 p. 8064102

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    2016

    Ageing effect on flicker-induced diameter changes in retinal microvessels of healthy individuals

    Seshadri, S., Ekart, A. & Gherghel, D., Feb 2016, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 94, 1, p. e35-e42

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Fitness and novelty in evolutionary art

    Vinhas, A., Assuncção, F., Correira, J., Ekárt, A. & Machado, P., 17 Mar 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Johnson, C., Ciesielski, V., Correia, J. & Machado, P. (eds.). Springer, p. 225-240 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 9596).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    2015

    Advanced predictive-analysis-based decision support for collaborative logistics networks

    Ilie-Zudor, E., Ekárt, A., Kemény, Z., Buckingham, C., Welch, P. & Monostori, L., 8 Jun 2015, In : Supply Chain Management. 20, 4, p. 369-388 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Evolving ambiguous images

    Machado, P., Vinhas, A., Correia, J. & Ekárt, A., 2015, Proceedings of the twenty-fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015. International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, p. 2473-2479 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    Evolving ambiguous images

    Machado, P., Vinhas, A., Correia, J. & Ekárt, A., 7 Oct 2015, AI Matters, 2, 1, p. 7-8 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Systemic circulatory influences on retinal microvascular function in middle-age individuals with low to moderate cardiovascular risk

    Seshadri, S., Mroczkowska, S., Qin, L., Patel, S., Ekárt, A. & Gherghel, D., Jun 2015, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 93, 4, p. e266-e274 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Two-B or not two-B? Design patterns for hybrid metaheuristics

    Patelli, A., Bencomo, N., Ekart, A., Goldingay, H. & Lewis, P., 11 Jul 2015, GECCO Companion '15 : proceedings of the companion publication of the 2015 annual conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Silva, S. (ed.). New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 1269-1274 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2014

    A solution for information management in logistics operations of modern manufacturing chains

    Ilie-Zudor, E., Kemény, Z., Ekárt, A., Buckingham, C. D. & Monostori, L., 2014, In : Procedia CIRP. 25, p. 337-344 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Cloud adoption: prioritizing obstacles and obstacles resolution tactics using AHP

    Zardari, S., Bahsoon, R. & Ekárt, A., 24 Mar 2014, SAC '14 : proceedings of the 29th annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 1013-1020 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Emergence in genetic programming: let's exploit it!

    Ekárt, A., 1 Mar 2014, In : Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 15, 1, p. 83-85 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Patients with early age-related macular degeneration exhibit signs of macro- and micro-vascular disease and abnormal blood glutathione levels

    Qin, L., Mroczkowska, S. A., Ekart, A., Patel, S. R., Gibson, J. M. & Gherghel, D., 31 Jan 2014, In : Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 252, 1, p. 23-30 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Women@GECCO 2014

    O'Reilly, U-M., Esparcia, A., Auger, A., Doerr, C., Ekárt, A. & Ochoa, G., 31 Dec 2014, GECCO Comp '14 : proceedings of the 2014 conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation companion. New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 1487-1488 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2013

    Bi-directional double auction for financial market simulation

    Chang, M., He, M., Ekárt, A., Luo, X. & Zhang, S., 6 May 2013, 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2013, AAMAS 2013. ACM, Vol. 2. p. 1313-1314 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Preface

    Esparcia-Alcázar, A. I., Silva, S., Agapitos, A., Simões, A., Urquhart, N., Cotta, C., de Falco, I., Haasdijk, E., Tarantino, E., della Cioppa, A., Diwold, K., Zhang, M., Ekárt, A., Tettamanzi, A., Eiben, A. E., Burelli, P., Rohlfshagen, P., Schaefer, R. & Glette, K., 1 Jan 2013, Applications of evolutionary computing: 16th European conference, EvoApplications 2013, Vienna, Austria, April 3-5, 2013, proceedings. Esparcia-Alcázar, A. I. & et all (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. iv-x 7 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 7835).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

    2012

    Applications of evolutionary computation: EvoApplications 2012: EvoCOMNET, EvoCOMPLEX, EvoFIN, EvoGAMES, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoNUM, EvoPAR, EvoRISK, EvoSTIM, and EvoSTOC, Málaga, Spain, April 11-13, 2012, Proceedings

    di Chio, C. (ed.), Agapitos, A. (ed.), Cagnoni, S., Cotta, C. (ed.), de Vega, F. F. (ed.), di Caro, G. A. (ed.), Drechsler, R. (ed.), Ekárt, A. (ed.), Esparcia-Alcázar, A. I. (ed.), Farooq, M. (ed.), Langdon, W. B. (ed.), Merelo-Guervós, J-J. (ed.), Preuss, M. (ed.), Richter, H. (ed.), Silva, S. (ed.), Simões, A. (ed.), Squillero, G. (ed.), Tarantino, E. (ed.), Tettamanzi, A. G. B. (ed.), Togelius, J. (ed.) & 3 others, Yannakakis, G. N. (ed.), Urqhart, N. (ed.) & Uyar, A. Ş. (ed.), 2012, Berlin (DE): Springer. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 7248)

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

    Coexistence of macro- and micro-vascular abnormalities in newly diagnosed normal tension glaucoma patients

    Mroczkowska, S., Ekárt, A., Sung, V., Negi, A., Qin, L., Patel, S., Jacob, S., Atkins, C., Benavente-Pérez, A. & Gherghel, D., Nov 2012, In : Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. 90, 7, p. e553-e559 7 p., Acta-12-01-0065.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Genetic algorithms for discovery of matrix multiplication methods

    Joó, A. M., Ekárt, A. & Neirotti, J. P., Oct 2012, In : IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. 16, 5, p. 749-751 3 p., 6151102.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Modelling the underlying principles of human aesthetic preference in evolutionary art

    Ekárt, A., Joó, A., Sharma, D. & Chalakov, S., Jun 2012, In : Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. 6, 2-3, p. 107-124 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    2011

    Applications of evolutionary computation: EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, and EvoSTOC, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings, Part I

    di Chio, C. (ed.), Cagnoni, S. (ed.), Cotta, C. (ed.), Ebner, M., Ekárt, A., Esparcia-Alcázar, A. I., Merelo, J. J., Neri, F., Preuss, M., Richter, H., Togelius, J., Yannakakis, G. N. & Yannakakis, G. N., 2011, Berlin (DE): Springer. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6624)

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

    Modelling human preference in evolutionary art

    Ekárt, A., Chalakov, S. & Sharma, D., 1 Apr 2011, Applications of Evolutionary Computation EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMNET, EvoFIN, EvoHOT, EvoMUSART, EvoSTIM, and EvoTRANSLOG, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings, Part II. London (UK): Springer, p. 303-312 10 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 6625).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

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