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Jonathan Byrne

Research Scientist

School Of Civil, Structural & Env Eng
Richview Newstead Block B
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 0863257989
Email: jonathan.byrne@ucd.ie

Biography

2014 - Present: Research Scientist in the Urban Modelling Group.
2012 - 2014: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Natural Computing Research and Applications Group (NCRA).
2008 - 2012: Completed PhD in generative design using evolutionary algorithms
2006 - 2008: CR2 Channel Banking Solutions, Software Developer
2004 - 2006: LM Ericsson, Software Developer 
2000 - 2004: NUI Maynooth, BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering (1st Class Honours)
 
Achievements:
Co-founder of the UCD coder dojo.
ICSP Summer School Organiser
Demonstrator for Management Information Systems in Quinn School of Business
GECCO 2011 Organisation Team Member
 
Interests:
3D printing, model aircraft, quadrocopters, robotics, design generation, natural computation.

Publications

Books

Jonathan Byrne (2012) Approaches to Evolutionary Architectural Design Exploration Using Grammatical Evolution. Ireland: University College Dublin. [Details]
   

Peer Reviewed Journals

Fenton M., McNally C., Byrne J., Hemberg E., JMcDermott J., O'Neill M. (2014) 'Automatic innovative truss design using grammatical evolution'. Automation in Construction, . [Details]
Jonathan Byrne, Philip Cardiff, Anthony Brabazon, Michael O'Neill (2014) 'Evolving Parametric Aircraft Models for Design Exploration and Optimisation'. Neurocomputing, . [Details]
Jonathan Byrne, Michael Fenton, Erik Hemberg, James McDermott, Michael O'Neill (2014) 'Optimising Complex Pylon Structures with Grammatical Evolution'. Information Sciences, . [Details]
Byrne, Jonathan and Hemberg, Erik and O'Neill, Michael and Brabazon, Anthony (2013) 'A methodology for user directed search in evolutionary design'. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 14 (3):287-314. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Michael O'Neill and James McDermott and John Mark Swafford and Jonathan Byrne and Erik Hemberg and Elizabeth Shotton and Ciaran McNally and Anthony Brabazon and Martin Hemberg (2011) 'Evolutionary Design using Grammatical Evolution and Shape Grammars: Designing a Shelter'. International Journal of Design Engineering, . [Details]
James McDermott and Jonathan Byrne and John Mark Swafford and Martin Hemberg and Ciaran McNally and Elizabeth Shotton and Erik Hemberg and Michael Fenton and Michael O'Neill (2012) 'String-rewriting grammars for evolutionary architectural design'. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 39 (4):713-731. Available Online [Details]
 

Conference Publications

O'Neill, Michael and Swafford, John Mark and McDermott, James and Byrne, Jonathan and Brabazon, Anthony and Shotton, Elizabeth and McNally, Ciaran and Hemberg, Martin (2009) Shape grammars and grammatical evolution for evolutionary design Proceedings of the 11th Annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation , pp.1035-1042 [Details]
Jonathan Byrne, Erik Hemberg, Michael O'Neill (2011) Interactive Operators for Evolutionary Architectural Design Technical Report [Details]
Byrne J., Hemberg E., O¿Neill M., and Brabazon A. (2012) A local search interface for interactive evolutionary architectural design EvoApplications 2012: EvoMUSART, LNCS [Details]
Jonathan Byrne, Miguel Nicolau, Anthony Brabazon and Michael O¿Neill (2014) An Examination of Synchronisation in Artificial Gene Regulatory Networks IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation [Details]
Michael O'Neill and John Mark Swafford and James McDermott and Jonathan Byrne and Anthony Brabazon and Elizabeth Shotton and Ciaran McNally and Martin Hemberg (2009) Shape grammars and grammatical evolution for evolutionary design GECCO '09: Proceedings of the 11th Annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation Montreal, , pp.1035-1042 [Details]
Byrne, J. and O'Neill, M. and Brabazon, A. (2009) Structural and nodal mutation in grammatical evolution Proceedings of the 11th Annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation , pp.1881-1882 [Details]
James McDermott and Jonathan Byrne and John Mark Swafford and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2010) Higher-Order Functions in Aesthetic EC Encodings 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence Barcelona, Spain, , pp.2816-2823 [Details]
Jonathan Byrne and James McDermott and Edgar Galv\'an L\'opez and Michael O'Neill (2010) Implementing an intuitive mutation operator for interactive evolutionary 3D design IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation , pp.1-7 [Details]
J. Byrne and M. O'Neill and A. Brabazon (2010) Optimising Offensive Moves in Toribash . In: R. Matousek eds. Proceedings of Mendel 2010 16th International Conference on Soft Computing Brno, Czech Republic, , pp.78-85 [Details]
Jonathan Byrne and James McDermott and Michael O'Neill and Anthony Brabazon (2010) An analysis of the behaviour of mutation in Grammatical Evolution Genetic Programming, Proceedings of EuroGP'2010 , pp.14-25 [Details]
Jonathan Byrne and Erik Hemberg and Michael O'Neill (2011) Interactive Operators for Evolutionary Architectural Design GECCO '11: Proceedings of the 13th annual conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation Dublin, Ireland, , pp.43-44 [Details]
Jonathan Byrne and Michael Fenton and Erik Hemberg and James McDermott and Michael O'Neill and Elizabeth Shotton and Ciaran Nally (2011) Combining Structural Analysis and Multi-Objective Criteria for Evolutionary Architectural Design Applications of Evolutionary Computing, EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMNET, EvoFIN, EvoHOT, EvoMUSART, EvoSTIM, EvoTRANSLOG Turin, Italy, , pp.200-209 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Currently I am working on techniques for automatically meshing point clouds generated from LIDAR data. The Urban Modelling Group has aerial and terrestrial LIDAR data covering Dublin for the metro north project and the intention is to 3D print this data for wind tunnel testing.

I also have an interest in UAV mapping. UAVs such as quadrocopters are low cost aircraft that can easily facilitate the collection of aerial images. These images can be processed using structure from motion algorithms to reconstruct 3D models that can then be fused with existing LIDAR data.

My other interests include: Machine learning, A.I., computational creativity, evolutionary design optimisation particle swarm optimisation, Bayesian inference modelling, recurrent neural networks, point-cloud skinning, weather modelling, additive manufacturing.
 
     

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Members of the UCD Natural Computing Research and Applications group, Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory, in particular:

Professor Michael O'Neill
Professor Debra Laefer
Professor Anthony Brabazon 

Dr Miguel Nicolau 
Dr John Mark Swafford
Dr Fred Cummins