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Miguel Nicolau

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Business
Quinn School of Business
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164741
Email: miguel.nicolau@ucd.ie

Biography

Miguel is a Lecturer in Business Analytics, in the UCD School of Business. He received a BSc in Belgium, followed by a BSc, MSc and PhD in the University of Limerick. He then worked as an Expert Engineer in the INRIA Institute in Paris, France. In 2010 he moved back to Ireland, and worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer in UCD. His teaching experience spans over 15 years, and includes positions at University of Limerick, Fudan University in Shanghai, and UCD.

He is a senior member of the NCRA (Natural Computing Research & Applications) group. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, being the lead author in the majority of them. He has been actively involved in research since 2002, with a rich international experience in several research and education institutions. He was also general chair of the EuroGP 2014 international conference, publication chair of the EuroGP 2011 international conference, and Graduate Student Workshop organiser of the ACM GECCO 2011 conference.

 
Google Scholar Profile
http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=_mzk1w4AAAAJ

GP Bibliography Profile
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~wbl/biblio/gp-html/MiguelNicolau.html


Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2004.
Title: Genetic And Evolutionary Computation Conference: DFA Competition (2nd place)
Year: 2009.
Title: Springer EvoBio conference: EvoMusart Best Paper Award
Year: 2010.
Title: Springer EuroGP conference: Best Paper Nomination
Year: 2010.
Title: Computation Intelligence and Games conference: Mario Bros Competition (4th place)
Year: 2011.
Title: Springer EvoApplications conference: EvoMusart Best Paper Nomination
Year: 2011.
Title: Springer EvoApplications Conference: EvoGames Best Paper Award
Year: 2011.
Title: Research Images Competition (3rd place)
Year: 2013.
Title: Congress in Evolutionary Computation: World in a Word Competition (1st place)
Year: 2011.
Title: CASL ACE Award for Excellence
Year: 2014.
Title: CASL ACE Award for Excellence
         

Committees

Committee : Cost action CA15140
Committee : Springer Evolution Artificielle Conference
Committee : ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
Committee : Springer EvoStar Conferences
Committee : IEEE Conference In Evolutionary Computation
Committee : Springer EuroGP Conference
Committee : ACM GECCO Conference: Graduate Student Workshop
Committee : UCD CASL Seminar Series
Committee : University College London Student and Registry Services
Committee : Springer EuroGP Conference

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: ICON Lecturer in Business Analytics
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer in Computer Science
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Research Fellow
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Senior Research Associate
Employer: INRIA Saclay - Ile-de-France, France
Position: Expert Engineer
Employer: University of Limerick
Position: Researcher/Programmer
Employer: University of Limerick
Position: Teaching Assistant
Employer: LINK Software
Position: Junior Developer

Education

Year 2006 Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: PhD Subject: Computer Science
Year 2002 Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: MSc Subject: Computer Science
Year 2001 Institution: University of Limerck
Qualification: BSc Subject: Computer Science
Year 1999 Institution: Institut Paul Lambin, Brussels, Belgium
Qualification: BSc Subject: Computer Science

Languages

English:
Russian:
Spanish:
Portuguese:
French:
   

Journals Edited

Genetic Programming And Evolvable Machines: Editorial Board member.
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Conor Ryan and Miguel Nicolau (2003) 'Doing Genetic Algorithms the Genetic Programming Way' In: Rick Riolo and Bill Worzel (eds). Genetic Programming Theory and Practice. Boston, MA, USA: Kluwer Publishers. , pp.189-204 [Details]

Edited Books

Miguel Nicolau and Krzysztof Krawiec and Malcolm I. Heywood and Mauro Castelli and Pablo Garcia-Sanchez and Juan J. Merelo and Victor M. Rivas Santos and Kevin Sim (Ed.). (2014) Genetic Programming, 17th European Conference, EuroGP 2014, Granada, Spain, April 23-25, 2014, Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. Available Online [Details]
Sara Silva and James E. Foster and Miguel Nicolau and Penousal Machado and Mario Giacobini (Ed.). (2011) Genetic Programming, 14th European Conference, EuroGP 2011, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Miguel Nicolau and Diego Perez-Liebana and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2017) 'Evolutionary Behavior Tree Approaches for Navigating Platform Games'. IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, 9 (3):227-238. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Michael O'Neill and Miguel Nicolau (2017) 'Distilling the salient features of natural systems: Commentary on ``On the mapping of genotype to phenotype in evolutionary algorithms'' by Whigham, Dick and Maclaurin'. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 18 (3):379-383. [DOI] [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Marc Schoenauer (2009) 'On the Evolution of Scale-Free Topologies with a Gene Regulatory Network Model'. Bio Systems, 98 (3):137-148. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Van Loi Cao and Miguel Nicolau and James McDermott (2017) Late-Acceptance and Step-Counting Hill-Climbing GP for Anomaly Detection . In: Gabriela Ochoa eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2017, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, Berlin, Germany, July 15-19, 2017, Proceedings Berlin, Germany, , pp.221-222 [Details]
Stefan Forstenlechner and David Fagan and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill (2017) A Grammar Design Pattern for Arbitrary Program Synthesis Problems in Genetic Programming . In: James McDermott and Mauro Castelli and Lukas Sekanina and Evert Haasdijk and Pablo Garcia-Sanchez eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 20th European Conference, EuroGP 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 19-21, 2017, Proceedings Amsterdam, The Netherlands, , 19-APR-17 - 21-APR-17 , pp.262-277 [DOI] [Details]
James McDermott and Miguel Nicolau (2017) Late-Acceptance Hill-Climbing with a Grammatical Program Representation . In: Gabriela Ochoa eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2017, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, Berlin, Germany, July 15-19, 2017, Proceedings Berlin, Germany, , pp.241-242 [Details]
Stefan Forstenlechner and Miguel Nicolau and David Fagan and Michael O'Neill (2016) Grammar Design for Derivation Tree Based Genetic Programming Systems . In: Malcolm I. Heywood and James McDermott and Mauro Castelli and Ernesto Costa and Kevin Smith eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 19th European Conference, EuroGP 2016, Porto, Portugal, March 30 - April 1, 2016, Proceedings , pp.199-214 [Details]
Gilyana Borlikova and Michael Phillips and Louis Smith and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill (2016) Alternative Fitness Functions in the Development of Models for Prediction of Patient Recruitment in Multicentre Clinical Trials . In: Andreas Fink and Armin F{\u}genschuh and Martin Josef Geiger eds. Operations Research: Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society , pp.375-381 [DOI] [Details]
Miguel Nicolau (2016) Designing a Massive Dataset Framework for the Grammatical Evolution System European Conference on Operational Research, EURO 2016, Poznan, Poland, July 3-6, 2016, Proceedings Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Michael Fenton (2016) Managing Repetition in Grammar-Based Genetic Programming . In: Tobias Friedrich eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2016, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Denver, CO, USA, July 20-24, 2016, Proceedings , pp.765-772 Link to full text [Details]
Van Loi Cao and Miguel Nicolau and James McDermott (2016) One-Class Classification for Anomaly Detection with Kernel Density Estimation and Genetic Programming . In: Malcolm I. Heywood and James McDermott and Mauro Castelli and Ernesto Costa and Kevin Smith eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 19th European Conference, EuroGP 2016, Porto, Portugal, March 30 - April 1, 2016, Proceedings , pp.3-18 [Details]
Van Loi Cao and Miguel Nicolau and James McDermott (2016) A Hybrid Autoencoder and Density Estimation Model for Anomaly Detection . In: Julia Handl and Emma Hart and Peter R. Lewis and Manuel L\'opez-Ib\'a\~nez and Gabriela Ochoa and Ben Paechter eds. Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN XIV, 14th International Conference, Edinburgh, UK, September 17-21, 2016, Proceedings , pp.717-726 [Details]
Van Loi Cao and Nhien An Le Khac and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill and James McDermott (2016) Improving Fitness Functions in Genetic Programming for Classification on Unbalanced Credit Card Data . In: Giovanni Squillero and Paolo Burelli eds. European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 19th European Conference, EvoApplications 2016, Porto, Portugal, March 30 - April 1, 2016, Proceedings , pp.35-45 [Details]
Miguel Nicolau (2015) Moving Towards Big Data Scalability with the Grammatical Evolution System European Conference on Operational Research, EURO 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, July 12-15, 2015, Proceedings Glasgow, Scotland, , 12-JUL-15 - 15-JUL-15 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Alexandros Agapitos and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2015) Guidelines for defining benchmark problems in Genetic Programming IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2015, Sendai, Japan, May 25-28, 2015, Proceedings Sendai, Japan, Link to full text [Details]
Alexandros Agapitos and Michael O'Neill and Miguel Nicolau and David Fagan and Ahmed Kattan and Kathleen Curran (2015) Deep Evolution of Feature Representations for Handwritten Digit Recognition IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2015, Sendai, Japan, May 25-28, 2015, Proceedings Sendai, Japan, Link to full text [Details]
Stefan Forstenlechner and Miguel Nicolau and David Fagan and Michael O'Neill (2015) Introducing Semantic-Clustering Selection in Grammatical Evolution . In: Sara Silva eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2015, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Madrid, Spain, July 11-15, 2015, Proceedings Madrid, Spain, , 11-JUL-15 - 15-JUL-15 , pp.1277-1284 [Details]
Michael O'Neill and Miguel Nicolau and Alexandros Agapitos (2014) Experiments in Program Synthesis with Grammatical Evolution: a focus on Integer Sorting IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2014, Beijing, China, July 6-11, 2014, Proceedings Beijing, China, , 06-JUL-14 - 11-JUL-14 [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Dan Costelloe (2014) Size Does Not Matter: Evolving Parameters for a Cayley Graph Visualiser Using 64 Bits . In: Anna I. Esparcia-Alc\'azar et al eds. European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2014, Granada, Spain, April 23-25, 2014, Proceedings Granada, Spain, , 23-APR-14 - 25-APR-14 , pp.38-49 Link to full text [Details]
Sarah Donne and Miguel Nicolau and Christopher Bean and Michael O'Neill (2014) Wave Height Quantification using Land Based Seismic Data with Grammatical Evolution IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2014, Beijing, China, July 6-11, 2014, Proceedings Beijing, China, , 06-JUL-14 - 11-JUL-14 [Details]
Jonathan Byrne and Miguel Nicolau and Anthony Brabazon and Michael O'Neill (2014) An Examination of Synchronisation in Artificial Gene Regulatory Networks IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2014, Beijing, China, July 6-11, 2014, Proceedings Beijing, China, [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2014) Dynamic Index Trading using a Gene Regulatory Network Model . In: Anna I. Esparcia-Alc\'azar et al eds. European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2014, Granada, Spain, April 23-25, 2014, Proceedings Granada, Spain, , 23-APR-14 - 25-APR-14 , pp.251-263 Link to full text [Details]
Eoin Murphy and Miguel Nicolau and Erik Hemberg and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2012) Differential Gene Expression with Tree-Adjunct Grammars . In: Carlos A. Coello Coello and Vincenzo Cutello and Kalyanmoy Deb and Stephanie Forrest and Giuseppe Nicosia and Mario Pavone eds. Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN XII, 12th International Conference, Taormina, Italy, September 1-5, 2012, Proceedings , pp.377-386 [Details]
Noor Shaker and Miguel Nicolau and Georgios Yannakakis and Julian Togelius and Michael O'Neill (2012) Evolving Levels for Super Mario Bros Using Grammatical Evolution IEEE Conference on Computation Intelligence and Games, CIG 2012, Granada, Spain, September 11 - 14, 2012, Proceedings , pp.304-311 [Details]
Noor Shaker and Georgios Yannakakis Julian Togelius and and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill (2012) Evolving Personalised Content for Super Mario Bros Using Grammatical Evolution AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE-12, 8th Conference, Stanford, USA, October 8-12, 2012, Proceedings , pp.75-80 [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2012) Termination in Grammatical Evolution: Grammar Design, Wrapping, and Tails IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2012, Brisbane, Australia, June 10-15, 2012, Proceedings Link to full text [Details]
Eoin Murphy and Erik Hemberg and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2012) Grammar Bias and Initialisation in Grammar Based Genetic Programming . In: Alberto Moraglio and Sara Silva and Krzysztof Krawiec and Penousal Machado and Carlos Cotta eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 15th European Conference, EuroGP 2012, Malaga, Spain, April 11-13, 2012, Proceedings , pp.85-96 [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Matthew Saunders and Michael O'Neill and Bruce Osborne and Anthony Brabazon (2012) Evolving Interpolating Models of Net Ecosystem CO2 Exchange Using Grammatical Evolution . In: Alberto Moraglio and Sara Silva and Krzysztof Krawiec and Penousal Machado and Carlos Cotta eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 15th European Conference, EuroGP 2012, Malaga, Spain, April 11-13, 2012, Proceedings , pp.134-145 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2012) Applying Genetic Regulatory Networks to Index Trading . In: Carlos A. Coello Coello and Vincenzo Cutello and Kalyanmoy Deb and Stephanie Forrest and Giuseppe Nicosia and Mario Pavone eds. Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN XII, 12th International Conference Taormina, Italy, , 01-SEP-12 - 05-SEP-12 , pp.428-437 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
John Mark Swafford and Michael O'Neill and Miguel Nicolau and Anthony Brabazon (2011) Exploring Grammatical Modification with Modules in Grammatical Evolution . In: Sara Silva and James E. Foster and Miguel Nicolau and Penousal Machado and Mario Giacobini eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 14th European Conference, EuroGP 2011, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings , pp.310-321 [Details]
Diego Perez and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2011) Reactiveness and Navigation in Computer Games: Different Needs, Different Approaches IEEE Conference on Computation Intelligence and Games, CIG 2011, Seoul, South Korea, August 31 - September 3, 2011, Proceedings , pp.273-280 [Details]
Diego Perez and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2011) Evolving Behaviour Trees for the Mario AI Competition Using Grammatical Evolution . In: Cecilia Di Chio and Stefano Cagnoni and Carlos Cotta and Marc Ebner and Anik\'o Ek\'art and Anna I. Esparcia-Alc\'azar and Juan J. Merelo and Ferrante Neri and Mike Preuss and Hendrik Richter and Julian Togelius and Georgios N. Yannakakis eds. European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2011, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings Torino, Italy, , pp.123-132 [Details]
David Fagan and Miguel Nicolau and Erik Hemberg and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon and Sean McGarraghy (2011) Investigation of the Performance of Different Mapping Orders for GE on the Max Problem . In: Sara Silva and James E. Foster and Miguel Nicolau and Penousal Machado and Mario Giacobini eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 14th European Conference, EuroGP 2011, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings , pp.286-297 [Details]
David Fagan and Miguel Nicolau and Erik Hemberg and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2011) Dynamic Ant: introducing a new benchmark for genetic programming in dynamic environments . In: Natalio Krasnogor et al eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2011, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion Material Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland, July 12-16, 2011, Proceedings , pp.183-184 [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Dan Costelloe (2011) Using Grammatical Evolution to Parameterise Interactive 3D Image Generation . In: Cecilia Di Chio and Anthony Brabazon and Gianni A. Di Caro and Rolf Drechsler and Muddassar Farooq and J\ eds. European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2011, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings Torino, Italy, , pp.374-383 [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Marc Schoenauer and Wolfgang Banzhaf (2010) Evolving Genes to Balance a Pole . In: Anna I. Esparcia-Alc\'azar and Anik\'o Ek\'art and Sara Silva and Stephen Dignum and A. \,Sima Uyar eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 13th European Conference, EuroGP 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, April 7-9, 2010, Proceedings , pp.196-207 [Details]
David Fagan and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill and Edgar Galv\'an-L\'opez and Anthony Brabazon and Sean McGarraghy (2010) Investigating Mapping Order in piGE IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010, Barcelona, Spain, July 18-23, 2010, Proceedings , pp.3058-3064 [Details]
Rui Dil\~ao and Daniele Muraro and Miguel Nicolau and Marc Schoenauer (2009) Validation of a morphogenesis model of Drosophila early development by a multi-objective evolutionary optimization algorithm . In: Clara Pizzuti and Marylyn D. Ritchie and Mario Giacobini eds. European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics, 7th European Conference, EvoBIO 2009, T\ , pp.176-190 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau (2009) Application of a simple binary genetic algorithm to a noiseless testbed benchmark . In: G. Raidl et al eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2009, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Montreal, Canada, July 8-12, 2009, Workshops, Proceedings [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Marc Schoenauer (2009) Evolving Specific Network Statistical Properties using a Gene Regulatory Network Model . In: G. Raidl et al eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2009, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Montreal, Canada, July 8-12, 2009, Proceedings , pp.723-730 [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Marc Schoenauer (2008) Evolving Scale-Free Topologies using a Gene Regulatory Network Model IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2008, Hong-Kong, June 1-6, 2008, Proceedings , pp.3748-3755 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan (2006) Solving Sudoku with the GAuGE System . In: Pierre Collet and Marco Tomassini and Marc Ebner and Steven Gustafson and Anik\'o Ek\'art eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 9th European Conference, EuroGP 2006, Budapest, Hungary, April 10-12, 2006, Proceedings , pp.213-224 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Ian Dempsey (2006) Introducing Grammar Based Extensions for Grammatical Evolution IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 16-21, 2006, Proceedings , pp.2663-2670 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan (2006) Genetic Operators and Sequencing in the GAuGE System IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 16-21, 2006, Proceedings , pp.1561-1568 Link to full text [Details]
Christopher R. Stephens and Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan (2005) Zero is not a Four Letter Word: Studies in the Evolution of Language . In: Maarten Keijzer and A. Tettamanzi and Pierre Collet and J. van Hemert and Marco Tomassini eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 8th European Conference, EuroGP 2005, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 30 - April 1, 2005, Proceedings , pp.371-380 Link to full text [Details]
Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon and Miguel Nicolau and Sean McGarraghy Peter Keenan (2004) pi Grammatical Evolution . In: Kalyanmoy Deb and Riccardo Poli and Wolfgang Banzhaf and Hans-Georg Beyer and Edmund K. Burke and Paul J. Darwen and Dipankar Dasgupta and Dario Floreano and James A. Foster and Mark Harman and Owen Holland and Pier Luca Lanzi and Lee Spector and Andrea Tettamanzi and Dirk Thierens and Andrew M. Tyrrell eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2004, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, June 26-30, 2004, Proceedings, Part II , pp.617-629 [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan and Eoin Ryan (2004) A GAuGE Approach to Learning DFA from Noisy Samples . In: Riccardo Poli and Stefano Cagnoni and Marteen Keijzer and Ernesto Costa and Franciso Pereira and G\ eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2004 Workshop Proceedings, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, June 26-30, 2004 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan (2004) Efficient Crossover in the GAuGE System . In: Maarten Keijzer and Una-May O'Reilly and Simon M. Lucas and Ernesto Costa and Terence Soule eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 7th European Conference, EuroGP 2004, Coimbra, Portugal, April 5-7, 2004, Proceedings , pp.125-137 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan (2004) Crossover, Population Dynamics and Convergence in the GAuGE System . In: Kalyanmoy Deb and Riccardo Poli and Wolfgang Banzhaf and Hans-Georg Beyer and Edmund K. Burke and Paul J. Darwen and Dipankar Dasgupta and Dario Floreano and James A. Foster and Mark Harman and Owen Holland and Pier Luca Lanzi and Lee Spector and Andrea Tettamanzi and Dirk Thierens and Andrew M. Tyrrell eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2004, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, June 26-30, 2004, Proceedings, Part II , pp.1414-1425 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau (2004) Automatic Grammar Complexity Reduction in Grammatical Evolution . In: Riccardo Poli and Stefano Cagnoni and Marteen Keijzer and Ernesto Costa and Franciso Pereira and G\ eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2004, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, June 26-30, 2004, Workshops, Proceedings Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Anne Auger and Conor Ryan (2003) Functional Dependency and Degeneracy: Detailed Analysis of the GAuGE System . In: Pierre Liardet and Pierre Collet and Cyril Fonlupt and Evelyne Lutton and Marc Schoenauer eds. 6th International Conference, Evolution Artificielle, EA 2003, Marseille, France, October 2003, Proceedings , pp.15-26 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Anne Auger and Conor Ryan (2003) Investigating Degenerate Code and Gene Dependency in the GAuGE System . In: Erick Cant\'u-Paz and James A. Foster and Kalyanmoy Deb and Lawrence Davis and Rajkumar Roy and Una-May O'Reilly and Hans-Georg Beyer and Russell K. Standish and Graham Kendall and Stewart W. Wilson and Mark Harman and Joachim Wegener and Dipankar Dasgupta and Mitchell A. Potter and Alan C. Schultz and Kathryn A. Dowsland and Natasa Jonoska and Julian F. Miller eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2003, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, July 12-16, 2003, Bird of a Feather Workshops, Proceedings , pp.150-157 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan (2003) How Functional Dependency Adapts to Salience Hierarchy in the GAuGE System . In: Conor Ryan and Terence Soule and Maarten Keijzer and Edward Tsang and Riccardo Poli and Ernesto Costa eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 6th European Conference, EuroGP 2003, Essex, UK, April 14-16, 2003, Proceedings , pp.153-163 Link to full text [Details]
Conor Ryan and Maarten Keijzer and Miguel Nicolau (2003) On the Avoidance of Fruitless Wraps in Grammatical Evolution . In: Erick Cant\'u-Paz and James A. Foster and Kalyanmoy Deb and Lawrence Davis and Rajkumar Roy and Una-May O'Reilly and Hans-Georg Beyer and Russell K. Standish and Graham Kendall and Stewart W. Wilson and Mark Harman and Joachim Wegener and Dipankar Dasgupta and Mitchell A. Potter and Alan C. Schultz and Kathryn A. Dowsland and Natasa Jonoska and Julian F. Miller eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2003, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, July 12-16, 2003. Proceedings, Part II , pp.1752-1763 [Details]
Conor Ryan and Miguel Nicolau and Michael O'Neill (2002) Genetic Algorithms Using Grammatical Evolution . In: James A. Foster and Evelyne Lutton and Julian Miller and Conor Ryan and Andrea G.B. Tettamanzi eds. European Conference on Genetic Programming, 5th European Conference, EuroGP 2002, Kinsale, Ireland, April 3-5, 2002, Proceedings , pp.278-287 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan (2002) On the use of Gene Dependency to Avoid Deceptive Traps . In: William B. Langdon and Erick Cant\'u-Paz and Keith E. Mathias and Rajkumar Roy and David Davis and Riccardo Poli and Karthik Balakrishnan and Vasant Honavar and G\ eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2002, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, New York, NY, USA, July 9-13, 2002, Bird of a Feather Workshops, Proceedings , pp.124-127 Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau and Conor Ryan (2002) LINKGAUGE: Tackling Hard Deceptive Problems with a new Linkage Learning Genetic Algorithm . In: William B. Langdon and Erick Cant\'u-Paz and Keith E. Mathias and Rajkumar Roy and David Davis and Riccardo Poli and Karthik Balakrishnan and Vasant Honavar and G\ eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2002, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, New York, NY, USA, July 9-13, 2002, Proceedings , pp.488-494 [Details]
Michael O'Neill and Conor Ryan and Miguel Nicolau (2001) Grammar Defined Introns: An Investigation Into Grammars, Introns, and Bias in Grammatical Evolution . In: Lee Spector and Erik D. Goodman and Annie Wu and William B. Langdon and Hans-Michael Voigt and Mitsuo Gen and Sandip Sen and Marco Dorigo and Shahram Pezeshk and Max H. Garzon and Edmund Burke eds. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO 2001, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, July 7-11, 2001, Proceedings , pp.97-103 Link to full text [Details]
                           

Dissertations/Theses

Miguel Nicolau (2006) Genetic Algorithms using Grammatical Evolution. Dissertations/Theses Link to full text [Details]
Miguel Nicolau (2002) A Fortran Parsing Tool to Extract Parallelising Information. Dissertations/Theses Link to full text [Details]
                                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Evolutionary Computation, Genetic Programming, Data Modelling, Business Analytics, Real-World Applications, Automatic Programming, Complex & Adaptive Systems

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19

Recent Postgraduates

Academic supervisor for the MSc Business Analytics project of Mr. John Flynn and Mr. Jamie Wright (2014/2015);
Academic supervisor for the MSc Business Analytics project of Ms. Elaine O'Dwyer and Ms. Rebecca Haughton (2014/2015);
Academic supervisor for the MSc Business Analytics project of Mr. Mina Victor (2015/2016);
Academic supervisor for the MSc Business Analytics project of Ms. Maria Bugarschitz (2015/2016);
Academic supervisor for the MSc Business Analytics project of Mr. Kieran O'Donoghue (2016/2017);
Academic supervisor for the MSc Business Analytics project of Mr. Remi Paris and Ms. Yifei Zhang (2016/2017);
Academic supervisor for the MSc Business Analytics project of Ms. Nicole McConville and Mr. Bobby Reardon (2016/2017).

Current Postgraduate Students

Van Loi Cao, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor
Stefan Forstenlechner, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Deliver content to students in a research-informed way, while stimulating structured, imaginative and critical thinking. Constantly seek and highlight the real-world applications of the material.
 

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Prof. Michael O'Neill, Prof. Anthony Brabazon, Dr. James McDermott, Dr. Sean McGarraghy, Dr. Peter Keenan, Dr. Alexandros Agapitos, Dr. David Fagan, Dr. Erik Hemberg, Dr. John-Mark Swafford, Dr. Matthew Saunders, Dr. Bruce Osborne, Dr. Eoin Murphy, Dr. Jonathan Byrne, Prof. Christopher Bean, Dr. Sarah Donne, Dr. Michael Fenton.

External Collaborators

Dr. Conor Ryan, Dr. Anne Auger, Dr. Eoin Ryan, Prof. Christopher Stephens, Dr. Maarten Keijzer, Prof. Wolfgang Banzhaf, Dr. Marc Schoenauer, Prof. Rui Dilao, Dr. Daniele Muraro, Dr. Edgar Galvan-Lopez, Dr. Diego Perez, Dr. Noor Shaker, Dr. Julian Togelius, Dr. Georgios Yannakakis, Dr. Ian Dempsey, Dr. Dan Costelloe, Dr. Gilyana Borlikova, Mr. Michael Phillips, Mr. Louis Smith.