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IDSAI Seminar - Dr Adam Sobey: The underrated importance of diversity in Genetic Algorithms

Open to University of Exeter staff and students

Watch the recording of the seminar from Dr Adam Sobey, lecturer at the University of Southampton.

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The underrated importance of diversity in Genetic Algorithms

Watch the recording of the seminar here

Adam Sobey is Lecturer within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton and also co-lead for a new group in Marine and Maritime within the Data-centric Engineering Program at the Alan Turing Institute. 

Adam graduated in 2006 from the University of Southampton with a MEng degree in Aeronautical Engineering with Astronautics. In 2010 he completed his PhD thesis focusing on Concurrent Engineering in the Context of the Leisure Boatbuilding Industry. In 2009 he was appointed as a Research Fellow to manage a project looking at Damaged Ships Structures for the MoD/LR Centre of Excellence in Marine Structures. This project run jointly between University of Southampton and University College London looking at the hydrodynamics and structural modelling of damaged ships in both steel and composites. Since 2012 Adam has been employed in the LRET Ship Design for Enhanced Environmental Performance UTC looking at improvements in composite ship design through optimisation, reliability and improvements in concurrent engineering through incorporation of the supply chain.


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