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
telephone: +44 (0) 117 3283135
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.
On BSc Computer Science, I teach the modules Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Systems Development and Computing Projects. On MSc Software Engineering, my teaching includes supervision of Software Engineering Dissertations.
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 Clifton Sub-Aqua Club in Bristol.