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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 departments. Where available, links are to people's departmental home pages.

Academic Staff

 

Peter Ball
York Management School 

Discrete event simulation, energy modelling, sustainable manufacturing practices, industrial eco-efficiency, performance improvement, practice diffusion.

Tel: +44 1904 325302 
Email: peter.ball@york.ac.uk
Publications
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/224

Martin Bees
Mathematics

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

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

Richard Bingham
Mathematics

RNA virus evolution  

 

Tel: +44 1904 325367 
Email: r.j.bingham@york.ac.uk
Publications
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/324

Tim Clarke
Electronic Engineering
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

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
Gustav Delius
Matematics
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 
Anders Drachen
Commputer Science 

Game Analytics, Business Intelligence and User Research

Tel: +44 1904 325354
Email: anders.drachen@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/232

 
Eric Dykeman
Mathematics

Dynamic properties of viruses

Tel: +44 1904 325366
Email: eric.dykeman@york.ac.uk
Publications: The York Research Datebase
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/325

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 

 
Dan Franks
Biology/Computer Science
 

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 

 
Philip Garnett
York Management School
 

Applying systems theory, complex systems theory, and network analysis techniques to a wide range of problems, largely focused on the prcoessing of information  

Tel: +44 1904 325027 
Email: philip.garnett@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/338

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 325332
Email: y.hancock@york.ac.uk
Publications: The York Research Database
Homepage
Location: RCH/328

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
Electronic Engineering
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
Compuer 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: Computer Science CSE/040
Jon Pitchford 
Biology/Mathematics
Pitchford, Jon

Individual-based models (IBMS) of growth, competition and foraging in marine systems: marine reservices and evolutionary fisheries management, evolution under uncertainly, 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

Elva Robinson
Biology

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: Biology B/D/003

Martin Robinson
Electronic Engineering
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 325134 
Email: angelika.sebald@york.ac.uk a
Homepage 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/227

Steve Smith
Electronic Engineering

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

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 
James Stovold
Computer Science

Distributed cognition, swarm intelligence, robotics, and chemical computing systems

Tel: +44 1904 325551
Email: james.stovold@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage
Location: Computer Science CSE/121

Gianluca Tempesti
Electronic Engineering
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 
Jacco Thujssen
York Management School

Industrial organization and corporate finance, understanding optimal dynamic decision making under uncertainty, using techniques from optimal control theory, optimal stopping theory, game theory, and infinite dimensional analysis.

Tel: +44 1904 32 5004 
Email: jacco.thijssen@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/226

Martin Trefzer
Electronic Engineering
Trefzer, Martin Albrecht

Autmatic design of adative 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

Reidun Twarock
Biology/Mathematics

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
Electronic Engineering
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
York Management School

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/223
Richard Walsh
English & Related Literature

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
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: Mathematics G/N/105

 
Jamie Wood
Biology/Mathetmatics
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

Research Fellows

 

James Alfred Walker 
Computer Science

Bio-inspired algorithms (including AI and machine learning) and their application to games and game data analytics. 

Tel: +44 1904 325360
Email: james.walker@york.ac.uk 
Homepage

Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/229

Research Associates

Matthew Dale
Computer Science

Unconventional computing with physical systems

Publications
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/336
Farzad Fatehi Chenar
Mathematics

Applications of non linear and delayed dynamics method to mathematical biology/epidemiology, especially to immunology and autoimmunity, and stochastic analysis

Tel: +4 1904 325362
Email: farzad.fatehichenar@york.ac.uk
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/320

 

Sam Clarke
Mathematics
Mathematics

Development of software packages for the analysis of X-ray hydroxyl radical RNA footprinting data

Tel: +44 1904 325365
Email: mailto:sam.clark@york.ac.uk 
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/321

Giuliana Indelicato
Mathematics

Mathematical modelling of conformational changes in viral capsids
Development of mathematical tools for the structural characterisation of polypeptide nanoparticles used as vaccines

Tel: +44 1904 325369
Email: mailto:giuliana.indelicato@york.ac.uk
Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/321

Eva Weiss
Mathematics

Packaging signal-mediated assembly in hepatitis B and other medically relevant viruses and how these can be exploited for antiviral therapy

Tel: +44 1904 325363
Email: eva.weiss@york.ac.ukPublications
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/321 

 

Research Students

Stewart Aitken

  • Computer Science 2010 - 2021
  • Supervised by Professor Susan Stepney
 

Myat Aung

  • Computer Science 2017 -2021
  • Supevised by Professor Alex Wade and Professor Paul Cairns 
 
Rory Davidson
  • Computer Science 2016 - 2020
  • Supervised by Dr Paul Cairns
 
Adrian Barahone Rois

  • Computer Science 2018 - 2022
  • Supervised by Dr Jez Wells
Kevin Denamganai

  • Computer Science 2018 - 2022
  • Supervised by Dr James Walker
 
Charline Foch

  • Computer Science 2019/2023
  • Supervised by Dr Ben Kirman
Carlos Gonzalez Diaz

  • Computer Science 2016 - 2020
  • Supervised by Dr Sebastian Deterding
David Gundry

  • Computer Science 2015 - 2020
  • Supvervised by Dr Sebastian Deterding
Laura Helsby

  • Computer Science 2019 - 2023
  • Supvervised by Dr Jo Iacovides and Pofessor Paul Cairns
Cathryn Henderson
 
  • Computer Science 2016 - 2020
  • Supervised by Dr jenna Ng and Dr Jo Iacovides 
 
Daniel Hernandez

  • Computer Science 2017 - 2021
  • Supvervised by Dr James Walker
Joseph Hesketh

  • Computer Science 2017 - 2021
  • Supervised by Dr Sebastian Deterding
Nathan Hughes

  • Computer Science 2018 - 2922
  • Supervised by Professor Paul Cairns
Adam Katona

  • Computer Science 2018 - 2022
  • Supervised by Dr Daniel Franks and Dr James Walker
Jozef Kulik

  • Computer Science 2019 - 2023
  • Supversided by Jen Beeston and Professor Paul Cairns
 
Shringi Kumari
 
  • Computer Science 2016 - 2020
  • Supervised by Dr Sebastian Deterding
Sha Li

  • Computer Science 2015 - 2020
  • Supverised by Professor Maian Ursu
Guilherme Matos De Fahia

  • Computer Science 2019 - 2024
  • Supervised by Dr Floiran Block and Dr James Walker
Charles Ringer

  • Computer Science 2019 - 2023
  • Supervised by Dr James Walker
En Sattaur

  • Computer Science 2016 - 2021
  • Supervised by Dr James Walker
Ryan Spick

  • Computer Science 2018 - 2022
  • Supervised by Dr James Walker
Ti Sian Evelyn Tan

  • Computer Science 2018 - 2022
  • Supervised by Professor Anders Drachen and Professor Alex Wade
Ozan Vardal

  • Computer Science 2018 - 2022
  • Supervised by Professor Anders Drachen and Professor Alex Wade
Elizabeth Vialls

  • Computer Science 2017 - 2023
  • Supervised by Dr James Cussens
Matthew Whitby

  • Computer Science 2018 - 2022
  • Supervised by Dr Jo Iacovides and Dr Sebastian Deterding
Peter York

  • Computer Science 2017 - 2022
  • Supervised by Dr James Walkerand Dr Florian Block

 

 

Admin Staff

Business and Partnerships Team

Email: cs-yccsa-admin@york.ac.uk

 

 

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

Adel Aloraini

Machine learning in bioinformatics specially for cancer modelling and gene regulatory networks

Qassim University

Homepage

Ignazio Cabras
Newcastle Business School

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

Email: ignazio.cabras@york.ac.uk 
Homepage  
Location: Ron Cooke Hub RCH/339

Leo Caves

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

Publications: Google Scholar
Homepage
Email: lsd.caves@gmail.com

Jose Cuesta

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

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Publications: Google Scholar
Home Page

Keith De'Bell

Mathematical modeling of self-organizing systems and complex systems, social development and the social determinants of health.

St. Francis Xavier, Canada

Publications: Google Scholar

Pierre-Philippe Dechant

Geometry, Symmetries, Moonshine, Clifford algebras, Kac-Moody algebras, Coxeter groups, Cosmology, String Theory, Viruses, Fullerenes, Quasicrystals 

York St John University

Publications: Google Schoolar
Homepage

Alastair Droop

Bioinformatics especially NGS data analysis, modelling and visualisation. Complex systems analysis and emergence in dynamic biological systems

University of Leeds

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

John Forrester

The application of social anthropological theory to ‘real-world’ complex problems especially with respect to human-environmental issues: co-creation of knowledge

Email: johnf.sei@gmail.com

Richard Greaves

Simulation of stem cell fate computation

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

Simon Hickinbotham
Hickinbotham, Simon

Artificial Chemistry: Computational Creativity; Bio-reflective Architectures; Evolutionary Robotics; Pattern Recognition

Publications: Google Scholar

Genievieve Hines

Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge

Email: 

Peter Hines

Category theory as a unifying principle that allows us to see the structures in common to a range of fields, from logic, pure mathematics and theroretical computer science, to quantum computing, crytopgraphy, linguistics, and cognitive science

Homepage

Ottoline Leyser

Self-organisation in plant development

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University

Publictions: Google Scholar
Homepage

Michael Lones

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

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Publications: 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
Fiona Polack
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 

Keele University

Publications: Google Scholar 
Homepage 

Ana Teixeira de Melo

Families and Love as Complex Systems;  Change in Complex Systems; Complex Thinking; Complexity theory; Interdisciplinary processes and practices; Epistemology and philosophy of science

Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Publications: Researchgate
Homepage 
Email: ana.teixeirademelo@york.ac.uk

John Timmis

Swarm and evolutionary robotics, and computational biology

University of Sunderland

Publications: Google Scholar
Email: jon.timmis@sunderland.ac.uk

Mike Tse
Tse, Mike

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

Cardiff University, Business School

Email: tsem1@cardiff.ac.uk

Emma Uprichard
Uprichard, Emma

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
Homepage 

Peter Young

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

Email: peter.young@york.ac.uk 
Publications
Homepage