Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
University of the West of England
Bristol BS16 1QY
email: chris (dot) simons (at) uwe (dot) ac (dot) uk
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 UWE Artificial Intelligence Group. Here are some publications and specifications of the case studies used in my research, and Google Scholar Citations.
In 2016, I supervised an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Paxport Group UK Ltd, Bristol, UK. I'm also currently supervising a further KTP with VQ Communications, Wiltshire, UK.
TeachingOn BSc Computer Science, I teach the modules Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Systems Development and Computing Projects. I also supervise MSc Software Engineering Dissertations.
ProfessionalI'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