YCCSA People (1)

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YCCSA People

We are a large interdisciplinary community of academic staff, Research Fellows and Associates and Research Students, all located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Ron Cooke Hub on the University of York's Heslington East Campus.  Others are located within their home departmetns. Where available, links are to people's departmental home pages.

Academic Staff

Martin Bees
Mathematics

Bioconvection; dispersion of biased swimming micro-organisms in bioreactors; differential dynamic microscopy for high-throughput assays on cell motility; speciation; structured population dynamics in agricultural pest control; mathematical
physiology; plankton patch dynamics; chemoconvection; and bacterial swarming. 

Tel: +44 1904 322038  Email: martin.bees@york.ac.uk
Publications
Homepage (1)  Homepage (2)

Ignazio Cabras
Newcastle Business School

Cabras, Ignazio

Regional growth and development, public sector management, employment issues, urban-rural dynamics, community cohesion and social capital, industry and innovation, knowledge economies and ICT. 

Tel: +44 1904 325343   Email: ignazio.cabras@york.ac.uk 
Homepage  
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/229

Leo Caves
Biology

Caves, Leo

Modelling & Simulation of Biosystems: simulation of complex biosystems.  Data Science: methods & tools for exploratory data analysis and visualisation for biosystems.

Tel: +44 1904 325335  Email: leo.caves@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar  
Homepage 
Location:  Ron Cooke Hub RCH/330

Howard Chivers
Computer Science

Chivers, Howard 

Computer Security

Tel: +44 1904 325386 Email: howard.chivers@york.ac.uk
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/224 

John Clark 
Computer Science

Clark, John

Applications of non-standard computation to software engineering and security 

+44 1904 325354  Email: jac@cs.york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar  
Homepage

Location:  Ron Cooke Hub RCH/232

Tim Clarke 
Electronics

Clarke, Tim

Intelligent autonomous vehicles, industrial automation and flight control with common cross-linking strands in multi-agent systems, machine vision, bio-inspiration, novel hardware demonstrators and complexity.

Tel: +44 1904 322359  Email: tc@ohm.york.ac.uk  
Publications 
Home Page

Location: Physics/Electronics P/M/001

Stephen Connor 
Mathematics

Connor, Stephen

Coupling and stochastic stability, and their application to perfect simulation.

Tel: +44 1904 323785  Email: stephen.connor@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar  
Homepage
Location:  Mathematics G/N/164

Peter Cowling
Computer Science

Cowling, Peter 

Models and heuristic search algorithms for decision making in games
and scheduling/routing/planning/optimisation, Operational
Research/Management Science, Monte Carlo Tree Search, Hyperheuristics

Tel: +44 1904 325355 Email: peter.cowling@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar 
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/230 

 

James Cussens
Computer Science

Cussens, James 

Machine learning, particularly focusing on graphical models and inductive logic programming: statistical relational learning or probabilistic inductive logic programming. 

Tel: +44 1904 325371  Email: jc@cs.york.ac.uk
Publications:  Google Scholar
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/326

Gustav Delius 
Mathematics

Delius, Gustav

Symmetries in Dynamical Models of Evolution and Ecology, Stochastic Modelling, Quantum Field Theory, Integrable Systems, Quantum Groups. 

Tel: +44 1904 323077  Email: gustav.delius@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar  
Homepage
Location:  Mathematics G/N/110

Jason Edwards
History of Art 

Edwards, Jason

British scuplute, Queer Theory and Animal studies

Tel: +44 1904 324250 Email: jason.edwards@york.ac.uk
Homepage 
Location: Vanbrugh V/232 

John Forrester 
Stockholm
Environment Institute

Forrester, John

How different stakeholders such as citizens, policy actors, and experts perceive environmental social and ecological research science, and how it is communicated between them 

Tel: +44 1904 324409  Email: john.forrester@york.ac.uk  
Homepage
Location: Grimston House V/X/106

Dan Franks 
Biology/Computer Science

Franks, Dan

Working on computational models of ecology and evolution: network analysis, animal social networks, predator-prey interactions. 

Tel: +44 1904 325342 Email: daniel.franks@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar 
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/228 

 

Yvette Hancock
Physics

 

Quantum modelling of nanoscale devices, graphene and Raman spectroscopy of complex systems including single-cell Raman. Interested in the study of complex phenomena across length- and time-scales

Tel: +44 1904 322204 Email: y.hancock@york.ac.uk
Publications: The York Research Database
Homepage
Location: Physics P/A003

Richard Law
Biology

‌‌Law, Richard

Plant ecology, community dynamics and evolutionary ecology 

Tel: +44 1904 325334  Email: richard.law@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage
Location:  Ron Cooke Hub RCH/327

Niall MacKay 
Mathematics

Mackay, Niall - photo by Ian Martindale

Mathematical physics (integrable models and quantum groups), applied mathematics (warfare modelling, scaling laws in biology and physics)

Tel: +44 1904 323493  Email: niall.mackay@york.ac.uk 
Homepage
Location: Mathematics G/N/111

Julian Miller 
Electronics

Miller, Julian

Novel electronic and computational systems whose designs are motivated by biological principles of organisation and operation

Tel: +44 1904 322383  Email: jfm7@ohm.york.ac.uk 
Publications 
Homepage 
Location: Physics/Electronics P/M/101

Simon O'Keefe
Computer Science

O'Keefe, Simon

Study of neural networks and their application to a variety of problems

Tel: +44 1904 325375  Email: simon.okeefe@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/329

Jon Pitchford 
Biology/Mathematics

Pitchford, Jon

Individual-based models (IBMS) of growth, competition and foraging in marine and terrestrial systems; marine reserves and evolutionary fisheries management; evolution under uncertainty; plankton dynamics; terrestrial carbon dynamics in complex food webs; epidemiology; group movement; wind farms and dead birds 

Tel: +44 1904 328559  Email: jon.pitchford@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepages: Biology Mathematics
Location: Biology Room B/S109

Fiona Polack 
Computer Science

Polack, Fiona

Engineering nature-inspired systems, modelling, simulation, and validation of complex systems, modelling and metamodelling, software engineering, eg. for security, with formality, Formal and integrated software specification 

Tel: +44 1904 325337  Email: fiona@cs.york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/328

Martin Robinson 
Electronics

Robinson, Martin

Applying electromagnetic and radio frequency techniques to bio-medical problems; electromagnetic compatibility and shielding

Tel: +44 1904 322385  Email: martin.robinson@york.ac.uk 
Publications 
Homepage
Location: Physics/Electronics P/Z/014

Angelika Sebald 
Chemistry

Sebald, Angelika

Nuclear magnetice resonance - spin dynamics in spectroscopy and computation 

Tel: +44 1904 324539  Email: angelika.sebald@york.ac.uk a
Homepage 
Location: Chemistry C/A/048

Steve Smith  
Electronics

Smith, Steve

Evolutionary computation, particularly alternative representations and their application to image processing. Vision and image analysis for novel medical computing and rich media applications, such as video augmented environments 

Tel: +44 1904 322351  Email: stephen.smith@york.ac.uk  
Publications
Homepage
Location: Physics/Electronics P/M/103

Susan Stepney 
Computer Science

Stepney, Susan

Non-standard computation, complex adaptive systems, non-von Neumann architectures 

Tel: +44 1904 325377  Email: susan@cs.york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar 
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/331

Gianluca Tempesti 
Electronics

Tempesti, Gianluca

Bio-inspired digital hardware, built-in self-test and self-repair, programmable logic, and cellular automata 

Tel: +44 1904 323328  Email: gianluca.tempesti@york.ac.uk 
Publications
Homepage 
Location: Physics/Electronics P/Z/013

Jon Timmis  
Electronics

Timmis, Jon

Natural computation, swarm robotics and computational immunology  

Tel: +44 1904 32 2318  Email: jtimmis@cs.york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar  
Homepage
Location: Electronics DF/02

Mike Tse 
Management

Tse, Mike

Supply chain risk management in solving quality risk by using a large scale, empirical approach 

Tel: +44 1904 325341  Email: mike.tse@york.ac.uk
Homepage  
Location: Manangement LMB/234

Reidun Twarock 
Biology/Mathematics

Twarock, Reidun

Novel analytical and computational tools for the modelling of viruses

 

Tel: +44 1904 325368  Email: reidun.twarock@york.ac.uk
Publications
Homepage 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/323

Andy Tyrrell 
Electronics

Tyrrell, Andy

Design of biologically-inspired architectures, artificial immune systems, evolvable hardware, FPGA system design, fault tolerant design, and real-time systems 

Tel: +44 1904 322340  Email: amt@ohm.york.ac.uk
Publications
Homepage  
Location: Physics/Electronics P/B/005

Harry Venables 
Management

Venables, Harry

Development and application of ant colony optimisation techniques within the field of facility location, a branch of supply chain management  

Tel: +44 1904 325037  Email: harry.venables@york.ac.uk  
Homepage
Location: Management LMB/212

Richard Walsh

Walsh, Richard 

Narrative theory and complex systems

Tel: +44 1904 323338 Email: richard.walsh@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar 
Homepage
Location:  Derwent M/110

 

Julie Wilson 
Chemistry/Mathematics

Wilson, Julie

Working on chemometrics, biostatistics and image analysis 

Tel: +44 1904 325369
Email: julie.wilson@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/324 

Jamie Wood  
Biology/Mathematics

Wood, Jamie

 

Working on complexity and emergent phenomena in biologically inspired models 

Tel: +44 1904 328650   Email: jamie.wood@york.ac.uk 
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage
Location: Biology Room B/S112 

Peter Young 
Biology

Young, Peter

Population genetics, molecular phylogeny and comparative genomics of rhizobia and other bacteria. Molecular ecology and diversity of mycorrhizal fungi. Bioinformatics and environmental genomics. Biologically-inspired computing 

Tel: +44 1904 328630  Email: peter.young@york.ac.uk 
Publications:
Homepage
Location: Biology B/J/10

Research Fellows

 

Eric Dykeman 
Biology

Dykeman, Eric

 

Dynamic properties of viruses 

Tel: +44 1904 325366
Email: eric.dykeman@york.ac.uk 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/325

Michael Lones 
Electronics

Lones, Michael

Evolutionary and bio-inspired computing methods and applications in biology and medicine 


Tel: +44 1904 322830
Email: michael.lones@york.ac.uk 
Location: Physics/Electronics P/M/10

Elva Robinson 
Biology

Robinson, Elva 

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow. Working on organisation of ant societies, specifically how the simple behavioural rules followed by individual ants interact to produce adaptive colony-level behaviours

 

Tel: +44 1904 3255338
Email: elva.robinson@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/225

 

Martin Albrecht Trefzer 
ElectronicsTrefzer, Martin Albrecht 

Automatic Design of Adaptive Systems using Unconstrained Evolution and Development on a Hardware Platform

 

Tel: +44 1904 323324
Email: martin.trefzer@york.ac.uk 
Location: Physics/Electronics P/M/105

James Alfred Walker 
Electronics

Walker, James Alfred

Evolutionary Computation, especially Cartesian Genetic Programming (CGP), and its application to real-world problems 

 

Tel: +44 1904 322832
Email: james.walker@york.ac.uk 
Location: Physics/Electronics P/M/105



Research Associates

Paul Andrews 
Computer Science

Andrews, Paul

 

Engineering of agent-based simulations of complex systems, applications to immunology and socio-technical systems

 

Tel: +44 1904 325374
Email: paul.andrews@york.ac.uk
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/333

Mark Bartlett 
Computer Science

 

Pedigree reconstruction from genetic data, using Bayesian networks and integer linear programming

 

Tel: +44 1904 325387
Email: mark.bartlett@cs.york.ac.uk 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/33

Sam Devlin
Computer Science

Game Data Mining 

Tel: +44 1904 325339
Email: sam.devlin@york.ac.uk
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/334

 

Richard Greaves
Computer Science

Simulation of stem cell fate computation

Email: richard.greaves@york.ac.uk
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/226

Julianne Halley
Computer Science

Non-equilibrium modelling of stem cell regulatory networks

Email: julianne.halley@york.ac.uk
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/226

Simon Hickinbotham
Computer Science

Hickinbotham, Simon

Condition Monitoring on a Cloud" with Cybula Ltd and ACA Group

 

Tel: +44 1904 325334
Email: simion.hickinbotham@york.ac.uk
Location: Computer Science CSE/228



Research Students

Stewart Aitken

 

 Field Programmable Gate Arrays

  • Computer Science 2010 - 2016
  • Supervised by Professor Susan Stepney

Cicik Alfiniyah

Coupling biological dynamics of swarming in colonies of Erwinia carotovora to thin-film fluid dynamics

  • Mathematics 2013 - 2016
  • Supervised by Profess Martin Bees and Dr Jamie Wood

Eman Aljohani

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Informative priors for learning graphical models: Probablistic models use graphs to represent relations between variables

  • Computer Science 2010 - 2013
  • Supervised by Dr James Cussens

 

Laila Alsharief

Evolution and bioconvection in suspensions of mixed species
 
  • Mathematics 2013 - 2016
  • Supervised by Professor Martin Bees and Dr Jon Pitchford

Rudi Artiono

Epidermiological Model of Leptospirosis Disease in Indonesia
 
  • Mathematics 2012 - 2015
  • Supervised by Dr Gustav Delius and Dr Jon Pitchford

Edward Bowles
Computer Science

 
 
Discovery of cryptanalytic attacks and strategies through metaheuristic search
 
  • Computer Science 2013 - 2016
  • Supervised by Professor John Clark
 
 

Joesph Butterick

Mathematical mopdels of predator prey interactuions in animal groups

  • Mathematics 2013 - 2017
  • Supervised by Dr Jamie Wood and Dr Dan Franks

Yi-Huei Chen

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The relationship between ant colony size and altitude

  • Biology 2011 - 2014
  • Supervised by Dr Elva Robinson

 

Gabriel Costa Silva

Supporting Portability and Interoperability in Cloud Computing

  • Computer Science 2013 - 2016
  • Supervised by Dr Louis Rose and Dr Radu Calinescu

Ali Afshar Dodson

Dodson, Ali Afshar

Schellings's Bounded Neighbourhood Model

  • Computer Science, Biology 2010 - 2014
  • Supervised by Professor Susan Stepney and Dr Leo Caves

Stephanie Dyson
 

Using a systems biology and computational modelling approach to understand the immunology and complex biological system of the intestinal tract

  • Computer Science, Biology 2012 - 2016
  • Supervised by Professor Jon Timmis and Dr marika Kullberg

Sam Ellis

Ellis, Sam

Mechanisms and consequences of polydomy in red wood ants

  • Biology 2011 - 2014
  • Supervised by Dr Elva Robinson

Luis Fuente

Fuente, Luis

Albino: Artificial Biochemical Networks - Computational Models and architectures

  • Electronics 2010 - 2014
  • EPSRC funded and supervised by Professor Andy Tyrrell

Simos Gerasimou
Gerasimou, Simos 

Runtime Quantitative Verification of Self-Adaptive Artificial-Intelligence System

  • Computer Science 2012 - 2016
  • Supervised by Dr Radu Calinescu

James Geraets
Geraets, James 

Templated self-assembly of nanocontainers with applications in virology and drug delivery

  • Biology and Physics 2011 - 2015
  • Funding: Wellcome - Supervised by Profesor Reidun Twarock and Dr. Yvette Hancock

Bjorn Gerckens
 

Simulation modelling of mAb efficacy for the treatment of autoimmune disease (CASE)

  • Biology and Computer Science 2012 - 2016
  • Supervised by Professor Jon Timmis and Dr Mark Coles

Anna Grey

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The uses and abuses of research metrics

  • Management 2011 - 2017
  • Supervised by Professor Kiran Fernandes and Professor Mathias Beck

Kazuki Iizuka

 

Integrated Dynamic Flux Balance Analysis Modeling of E.coli K-12, for Applications to Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy

  • Biology 2013 - 2016
  • Supervised by Dr Jamie Wood and Dr Gavin Thomas

Jobie Kirkwood
Kirkwood, Jobie

Data mining and using neural networks to optimise protein crystallisation conditions

  • Chemistry 2011 - 2014
  • AstraZeneca CASE funded and supervised by Dr Julie Wilson and Dr Simon O'Keefe

 

German Leonov
 

Agent-based modelling of microRNA regularoty networks

  • Computer Science and Centre of Immunology and Infection 2011 - 2015
  • Supervised by Dr Dimitris Lagos and Professor Jon Timmis

 

Gabor Makrai

Effective use of monitoring data and ICT to support strategic and operational city planning decisions

  • Computer Science 2014 - 2017
  • Supervised by Professor Peter Cowling

Simon Milewski

Milewski, Simon

Exploring the principles of open innovation in the context of process innovation

  • Management 2011 - 2014
  • Supervised by Professor Kiran Fernandes

Alan Millard

Millard, Alan

Self-healing swarm robotic systems

  • Computer Science 2011 - 2014
  • Supervised by Professor Jon Timmis and Professor Alan Winfield from Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Babajide Ogunyomi (Jimmy)
 

Incremental Model-toText Transformations

  • Computer Science 2012 - 2016
  • Supervised by Dr Louis Rose

Garo Panikian

Panikian, Garo

Learning probablistic models of complex biological systems

  • Computer Science 20011 - 2016
  • Supervised by Dr James Cussens

Duncan Procter
Biology

 

  • Biology 2012 - 2016
  • Supervised by Professor Michael Hofreiter and Dr Elva Robinson

Yasmeen Rafiq

Online model learning for quality-of-service engineering in adaptive computer systems

  • Computer Science 2012 - 2014
  • Supervised by Dr Radu Calinescu

 

Ben Russell

Russell, Ben

Geometric methods for quantum information processing speed limits

  • Computer Science 2011 - 2014
  • Supervised by Professor Susan Stepney

Nick Sephton
 

Integrating macnine learning, search and knowledge-based approaches for decision making: application to the complex game Magic: The Gathering

  • Computer Science 2012 - 2015
  • EngD - Supervised by Professor Peter Cowling 

Komsan Srivisut

Multi-Core testing

  • Computer Science 2013 - 2016
  • Supervised by Professor John Clark

Chris Timperley

Reflection and Open-ended Evolution

  • Computer Science 2013 - 2016
  • Supervised by Professor Susan Stepney

 Alex Turner

Turner, Alex

Artificial Biochemical Networks: Computational Models and Architectures

  • Electronics 2010 - 2013
  • EPSRC funded and supervised by Professor Andy Tyrrell

Celina Wong

Wong, Celina

End to end models in marine ecosystems

  • Biology 2010 - 2013
  • Supervised by Dr Jon Pitchford, Prof Richard Law, Dr Steven Mackinson (CEFAS) and Dr Jonathan Beecham (CEFAS)

Hao Wu

Artificial Neural Network

  • Computer Science 2013 - 2016
  • Supervised by Dr Simon O'Keefe

Emilio Zappa

 

Group Theroy and Dynamical Systems applied to Virology

  • Mathematics 2012 - 2015
  • Supervised by Professor Reidun Twarock 



 

Admin Staff

Sarah Christmas
YCCSA Administrator
Christmas, Sarah 

Administration 

Tel: +44 1904 325334
Email: sarah.christmas@york.ac.uk 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/221

Jayne Fitzgerald
Administrative Assistant

Administration

Tel: +44 1904 325334
Email: jayne.fitzgerald@york.ac.uk
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/221

Associates

 

Kieran Alden
 

Use of computational models to inform or replace biological experimentation, robust model design, statistical analysis of simulations of complex systems

University of Birmingham

Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage 1 - Homepage 2

Jose Cuesta
 

Complex systems, statistical physics, evolutionary dynamics, theoretical ecology, social modelling & experiments

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Publications: Google Scholar
Home Page

Pierre-Philippe Dechant

Dechant, Pierre-Philippe 

Geometry, Symmetries, Moonshine, Clifford algebras, Kac-Moody algebras, Coxeter groups, Cosmology, String Theory, Viruses, Fullerences, Quasicruystals 

University of Durham


Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage

Peter Dudley

 

Cybernetics and Adaptive Systems

University of Manchester - Manchester Business School

Linkedin Page

Bruce Edmonds

Social aspects of informal value exchange; simulating the social processes of science; bridging the qualitative-quantitative worlds; the social complexity of immigration and diversity; social and socially-situated intelligence; measures and characterizations of complexity; evolutionary processes; nature and application of context in cognitive and AI domains; social simulation; philosophy of science (particularly modelling);  the application of social processes/structures to computational systems, simulating the social processes of science and using qualitative data to inform the specification of agent-based models.

Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage

Karim ElSawy

Molecular modelling and computer simulation of biomolecules

Qassim University

Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage

 

Kiran Fernandes

 

Modelling Complex Sysems, Open Innovation and Complex Supply Chains

University of Durham

Publications: Google Scholar
Home Page

Philip Garnett

Complex systems modelling, simulation and data analysis

prgarnett.net

Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage

Ottoline Leyser

Self-organisation in plant development

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University

Publictions: Google Scholar
Homepage

Christian Micheletti

Development and application of coarse grained models to study kinetic, thermodynamic and mechanical properties of biomolecules

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Publications
Homepage

Howard Noble

 

Participatory agent-based modelling: envisaging the future through making, playing and explaining games

University of Oxford

Homepage

Simon Poulding

 

Edward Powley

 

Emma Uprichard

 

Methods and methodology; time and temporality; children and childhood; cities and urban change; food; critical realism;
change and continuity

University of Warwick

Publications: Google Scholar
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