ChrisSimons


Dr. Chris Simons

Senior Lecturer

 
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Research
My research interests center on interactive metaheuristic search and machine learning, and in particular, interactive Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE) approaches for software architecture, design and refactoring. 

I'm a member of the Artificial Intelligence theme within the Computer Science Research Centre (CSRC). Here are some publications and specifications of the case studies used in my research, and Google Scholar Citations.

I'm academic supervisor for an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with with VQ Communications, Wiltshire, UK.  In 2016, I was academic supervisor for a KTP with Paxport Group UK Ltd, Bristol, UK.  

Teaching
On BSc Computer Science, I teach the modules Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Systems Development and Computing Projects. I also supervise PhD and MSc theses.     

Professional
I'm a Chartered IT Professional and a Member of the British Computer Society and the Association of C and C++ Users, two fine organisations promoting professionalism in software development. I'm a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and also a member of the governing board of the Cirencester College IT Academy.

And for fun...

I'm a member of the Bristol Underwater Photography Group. I also sing bass with the Handful and Frampton Cottrell Male Voice Choir.     
Further contact details
Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
University of the West of England
Bristol  BS16 1QY
United Kingdom