Computational Modelling Group

Seth Bullock

Position
Professor
Institution
Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Webpage
http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/sgb
Contact
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In October 2005 I joined the University of Southampton, and helped to found the Science and Engineering of Natural Systems (SENSe) research group within the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). In 2009 I became head of the SENSe group, and also became Director of Southampton's Institute for Complex Systems Simulation (ICSS).

In 2010 I became co-director of the University Strategic Research Group in Complexity in Real World Contexts (USRG Complexity), for which I run a Complex Systems Simulation Seminar Series (CS^4). In 2011 I was promoted to Professor of Computer Science and helped found the Agents, Interaction and Complexity (AIC) research group.

Research Interests

My principal research interest is evolutionary simulation modelling: the application of evolutionary modelling techniques developed within artificial intelligence (e.g., genetic algorithms) to problems within evolutionary biology (e.g., the evolution of communication). I am also interested in self-organisation and adaptation in engineered systems, such as computational ecosystems, and the potential for the modelling techniques that I use to be applied to problems from many other disciplines, e.g., linguistics, economics, psychology, geography, anthropology, etc.

Some of my additional research interests include:

  • modelling tools related to the evolutionary simulation modelling approach such as evolutionary computation, evolutionary and economic game theory, artificial neural networks, and evolutionary theory
  • the interplay between self-organsiation and evolution
  • networks science - particularly coevolutionary networks
  • philosophical and methodological issues raised by evolutionary simulation modelling - philosophy of science and philosophy of biology
  • engineering applications of evolutionary computation such as evolutionary and coevolutionary design paradigms
  • areas of evolutionary biology, such as the handicap principle and signalling, sexual selection, and coevolution
  • psychological topics, such as the evolution of cognition and decision-making, rationality, and experimental economics
  • research areas sometimes termed: the simulation of adaptive behaviour, evolutionary robotics, complex systems theory, individual-based models, synthetic psychology, biology and behavioural ecology

Publications

My publications are available here.

See also

More information is available on my personal website.

Location

Highfield Campus, Building 16, Room 1045

Seth's team members

Miguel Gonzalez Canudas
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Leo Jofeh
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Lenka Pitonakova
Postgraduate Research Student, University of Southampton
Thomas Hebbron
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Anastasia Eleftheriou
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Tom Hebbron
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Jonathan Gray
Postgraduate Research Student, Social Sciences (FSHS)
Garvin Haslett
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Elisabeth zu-Erbach-Schoenberg
Postgraduate Research Student, Management (FBL)
Iza Romanowska
Postgraduate Research Student, Humanities (FH)
Melissa Saeland
Postgraduate Research Student, National Oceanography Centre (FNES)
Nicholas Hill
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Stuart Bartlett
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Camillia Zedan
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Sarah Ward
Postgraduate Research Student, Geography (FSHS)
Petrina Butler
Administrative Staff, Research and Innovation Services

Joint projects with...

Tom Anderson
Principal Research Fellow, National Oceanography Centre (FNES)
Jakub Bijak
Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences (FSHS)
Sally Brailsford
Professor, Management (FBL)
Richard Crowder
Senior Lecturer, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
James Dyke
Lecturer, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Jonathan Essex
Professor, Chemistry (FNES)
Hans Fangohr
Professor, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Antonella Ianni
Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences (FSHS)
Jason Noble
Research Fellow, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Fraser Sturt
Senior Lecturer, Humanities (FH)

Research Groups

Head of Science and Engineering of Natural Systems group

Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)

Projects