Peter Lewis
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United Kingdom
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The Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering
Aston University
B4 7ET
Birmingham
United Kingdom

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Research interests

I am a Lecturer in Computer Science at Aston University. My research is concerned with adaptation, online learning and self-organisation in complex agent-based systems. I am a member of the Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering (ALICE).

I am particularly interested in the development and use of biological, social and economic inspired techniques, decentralisation, and aspects of heterogeneity and self-awareness. I have developed concepts, architectures and algorithms for complex computing systems such as distributed smart camera networks, hypermusic ensembles, FPGAs and cloud federations.

Previously, I was a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA) in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. I obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham, on the topic of Evolutionary Market-Based Resource Allocation in Decentralised Computational Systems, and under the supervision of Professor Xin Yao and Dr. Paul Marrow at BT. I also hold an MSc in Natural Computation from the University of Birmingham, and before that, I read for a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Leicester.

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