We are leaders in the field of adaptive conversational agents (e.g., interactive tutoring systems, AKA "chatbots"), and in the development of conversational interfaces to databases.
Our patented work on quantum annealing has been applied to corporate logistics (field service scheduling), and has been awarded two KTP grants.
We are founders of the field of morphogenetic engineering. This draws from multicellular development and insect constructions to design agents capable of self assembling into functional architectures without central planning, with applications in domains such as the Internet of Things, smart energy grids, and disaster response coordination.
We undertake world‐leading research in synthetic biology (supported by several EU funded projects, which we have lead), which uses living systems as engineered computational substrates.
Our physiological profiling systems (the patented Silent Talker engine) detect complex behaviour (e.g., lie detection, comprehension) from fine‐grained human non‐verbal microgestures and is being used in the H2020 iBorderCtrl programme to simplify and accelerate border crossing.
- Delile, J., Herrmann, M., Peyriéras, N. and Doursat, R. (2017). A cell‐based computational model of early embryogenesis coupling mechanical behaviour and gene regulation. Nature Communications, 8.
- Lloyd, H. & Amos, M. (2017). Analysis of independent roulette selection in parallel ant colony optimization.
- Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO '17), July 15‐19 2017, Berlin, Germany, pp. 19‐26. doi: 10.1145/3071178.3071308. (nominated for a Best Paper Award).
- Crockett K, Latham A, Whitton N (2017) On predicting learning styles in conversational intelligent tutoring systems using fuzzy decision trees, International Journal of Human Computer Studies 97:98‐115.
- Holmes M, Latham A, Crockett K, OShea J. (2017) Near real‐time comprehension classification with artificial neural networks: decoding e‐Learner non‐verbal behaviour, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Volume: PP, issue 99, in press.
- Syrichas, A. Crispin, A. (2017) Large‐scale vehicle routing problems: Quantum Annealing, tunings and results, Computers & Operations Research, 87:52‐62.
- Pascalie, J., Potier, M., Kowaliw, T., Giavitto, J.L., Michel, O., Spicher, A. and Doursat, R. (2016).
- Developmental design of synthetic bacterial architectures by morphogenetic engineering. ACS Synthetic Biology, 5(8), pp.842‐861.
- Villoutreix, P., Delile, J., Rizzi, B., Duloquin, L., Savy, T., Bourgine, P., Doursat, R. and Peyriéras, N. (2016). An integrated modelling framework from cells to organism based on a cohort of digital embryos. Scientific Reports, 6, p.37438.
- Richards, D. & Amos, M. (2016). Shape optimization with surface‐mapped CPPNs. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation 21:3, 391‐407. doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2016.2606040.
- Goni‐Moreno, A., Carcajona, M., Kim, J., Martínez‐García, E., Amos, M. and de Lorenzo, V. (2016). An implementation‐focused bio/algorithmic workflow for synthetic biology. ACS Synthetic Biology, 5(10), pp.1127‐1135
- Amos, M., Axmann, I.M., Blüthgen, N., de la Cruz, F., Jaramillo, A., Rodriguez‐Paton, A. and Simmel, F. (2015). Bacterial computing with engineered populations. Phil. Trans. Royal Society. A, 373(2046), p.20140218.