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Professor Riccardo Poli

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School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Professor Riccardo Poli
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Biography

Coordinator of the Brain-Computer Interfaces and Neural Engineering (BCI-NE) group Riccardo Poli is a Professor in CSEE. His main research interests include brain-computer interfaces, human cognitive augmentation, neural engineering, genetic programming, particle swarm optimisation and the theory of evolutionary algorithms. He has published more than 300 refereed papers on evolutionary algorithms, biomedical engineering, neural networks and image/signal processing. He was a co-founder of the Essex BCI-NE group in 2004. He has co-authored the books Foundations of Genetic Programming, Springer, 2002 and A Field Guide to Genetic Programing, Lulu, 2008. He has been chair of numerous international conferences. He is an advisory board member of the Evolutionary Computation journal and was an associate editor of the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines journal and a member of the editorial board of Swarm Intelligence. According to Google Scholar he has presently an H-index of 59, meaning that he has 59 publications which have been cited at least 59 times each. (See also:staff research interests by category)

Qualifications

  • Laurea (equivalent to a BSc plus an MSc) in Electronic Engineering (with Biomedical specialisation) from the University of Florence in Italy, in 1989.

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florence, in 1993.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Programming

Brain Computer Interfaces

Particle swarms

Schema Theory

Neural Nets

Machine Vision, Image and Signal Processing

Artificial Intelligence

Teaching and supervision

  • Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Programming (CE310)

  • Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming (CE320)

Publications

Journal articles (64)

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2017). Brain-Computer Interfaces for Detection and Localization of Targets in Aerial Images. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 64 (4), 959-969

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2017). Towards the automated localisation of targets in rapid image-sifting by collaborative brain-computer interfaces. PLoS ONE. 12 (5), creators-Poli=3ARiccardo=3A=3A

Valeriani, D., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2017). Enhancement of group perception via a collaborative brain-computer interface. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 64 (6), 1238-1248

Valeriani, D., Cinel, C. and Poli, R., (2017). Group Augmentation in Realistic Visual-Search Decisions via a Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface.. Scientific Reports. 7 (1), 7772-7772

Koohestani, B. and Poli, R., (2015). Addressing the envelope reduction of sparse matrices using a genetic programming system. Computational Optimization and Applications. 60 (3), 789-814

Turkey, M. and Poli, R., (2014). A Model for Analysing the Collective Dynamic Behaviour and Characterising the Exploitation of Population-Based Algorithms. Evolutionary Computation. 22 (1), 159-188

Poli, R., Valeriani, D. and Cinel, C., (2014). Collaborative Brain-Computer Interface for Aiding Decision-Making. PloS One. 9 (7), creators-Poli=3ARiccardo=3A=3A

Koohestani, B. and Poli, R., (2014). Evolving an Improved Algorithm for Envelope Reduction Using a Hyper-Heuristic Approach. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. 18 (4), 543-558

Graff, M., Poli, R. and Flores, JJ., (2013). Models of Performance of Evolutionary Program Induction Algorithms Based on Indicators of Problem Difficulty. Evolutionary Computation. 21 (4), 533-560

Poli, R., Salvaris, M. and Cinel, C., (2012). A genetic programming approach to the evolution of brain–computer interfaces for 2-D mouse–pointer control. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 13 (3), 377-405

Poli, R. and Galvan-Lopez, E., (2012). The Effects of Constant and Bit-Wise Neutrality on Problem Hardness, Fitness Distance Correlation and Phenotypic Mutation Rates. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. 16 (2), 279-300

Salvaris, M., Cinel, C., Citi, L. and Poli, R., (2012). Novel Protocols for P300-Based Brain–Computer Interfaces. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 20 (1), 8-17

Kattan, A. and Poli, R., (2011). Evolution of human-competitive lossless compression algorithms with GP-zip2. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 12 (4), 335-364

Poli, R. and Salvaris, M., (2011). Comment on ‘Fast attainment of computer cursor control with noninvasively acquired brain signals’. Journal of Neural Engineering. 8 (5), 058001-058001

Galván-López, E., Poli, R., Kattan, A., O’Neill, M. and Brabazon, A., (2011). Neutrality in evolutionary algorithms… What do we know?. Evolving Systems. 2 (3), 145-163

Poli, R., Citi, L., Salvaris, M., Cinel, C. and Sepulveda, F., (2010). Eigenbrains: the free vibrational modes of the brain as a new representation for EEG. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE. 2010, 6011-6014

Poli, R., Cinel, C., Citi, L. and Sepulveda, F., (2010). Reaction-time binning: A simple method for increasing the resolving power of ERP averages. Psychophysiology. 47 (3), 467-485

Salvaris, M., Cinel, C., Poli, R., Citi, L. and Sepulveda, F., (2010). Exploring multiple protocols for a brain-computer interface mouse. 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology. 2010, 4189-4192

Bonabeau, E., Corne, D. and Poli, R., (2010). Swarm intelligence: the state of the art special issue of natural computing. Natural Computing. 9 (3), 655-657

Poli, R., Vanneschi, L., Langdon, WB. and McPhee, NF., (2010). Theoretical results in genetic programming: the next ten years?. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 11 (3-4), 285-320

Citi, L., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2010). Documenting, modelling and exploiting P300 amplitude changes due to variable target delays in Donchin's speller.. Journal of Neural Engineering. 7 (5), creators-Citi=3ALuca=3A=3A

Graff, M. and Poli, R., (2010). Practical performance models of algorithms in evolutionary program induction and other domains. Artificial Intelligence. 174 (15), 1254-1276

Miller, JF. and Poli, R., (2010). Editorial to tenth anniversary issue on progress in genetic programming and evolvable machines. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 11 (3-4), 247-250

Bonabeau, E., Corne, D., Knowles, J. and Poli, R., (2010). Swarm intelligence theory: A snapshot of the state of the art. Theoretical Computer Science. 411 (21), 2081-2083

Poli, R., (2009). Mean and Variance of the Sampling Distribution of Particle Swarm Optimizers During Stagnation. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. 13 (4), 712-721

Poli, R., Engelbrecht, A. and Kennedy, J., (2009). Editorial for the special issue on Particle Swarm Optimization. Swarm Intelligence. 3 (4), 243-244

Bader-El-Den, M., Poli, R. and Fatima, S., (2009). Evolving timetabling heuristics using a grammar-based genetic programming hyper-heuristic framework. Memetic Computing. 1 (3), 205-219

Poli, R., Citi, L., Sepulveda, F. and Cinel, C., (2009). Analogue evolutionary brain computer interfaces. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine. 4 (4), 27-31

Poli, R., McPhee, NF., Citi, L. and Crane, E., (2009). Memory with memory in genetic programming. Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications. 2009, 1-16

Menon, C., de Negueruela, C., Millán, JDR., Tonet, O., Carpi, F., Broschart, M., Ferrez, P., Buttfield, A., Tecchio, F., Sepulveda, F., Citi, L., Laschi, C., Tombini, M., Dario, P., Maria Rossini, P. and De Rossi, D., (2009). Prospects of brain–machine interfaces for space system control. Acta Astronautica. 64 (4), 448-456

Citi, L., Poli, R., Cinel, C. and Sepulveda, F., (2008). P300-Based BCI Mouse With Genetically-Optimized Analogue Control. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 16 (1), 51-61

Pujol, JCF. and Poli, R., (2008). Parameter Mapping: A genetic programming approach to function optimization. International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems. 12 (1), 29-45

Langdon, WB., Poli, R., McPhee, NF. and Koza, JR., (2008). Genetic Programming: An Introduction and Tutorial, with a Survey of Techniques and Applications. Studies in Computational Intelligence. 115, 927-1028

Langdon, WB., Poli, R. and Banzhaf, W., (2008). An eigen analysis of the GP community. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 9 (3), 171-182

Poli, R. and Stephens, CR., (2007). Understanding the Biases of Generalised Recombination: Part II. Evolutionary Computation. 15 (1), 95-131

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (2007). Evolving Problems to Learn About Particle Swarm Optimizers and Other Search Algorithms. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. 11 (5), 561-578

Stephens, CR. and Poli, R., (2007). Coarse-Grained Dynamics for Generalized Recombination. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. 11 (4), 541-557

(2007). Editorial Introduction to the Special Issue. Evolutionary Computation. 15 (4), iii-v

Poli, R. and Stephens, CR., (2006). Understanding the Biases of Generalised Recombination: Part I. Evolutionary Computation. 14 (4), 411-432

Quintana, MI., Poli, R. and Claridge, E., (2006). Morphological algorithm design for binary images using genetic programming. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 7 (1), 81-102

Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (2006). Backward-chaining evolutionary algorithms. Artificial Intelligence. 170 (11), 953-982

Poli, R. and Schoenauer, M., (2006). Editorial for the Special Issue on the Best of GECCO 2004. Evolutionary Computation. 14 (1), v-v

Poli, R., McPhee, NF. and Rowe, JE., (2004). Exact Schema Theory and Markov Chain Models for Genetic Programming and Variable-length Genetic Algorithms with Homologous Crossover. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 5 (1), 31-70

Poli, R. and McPhee, NF., (2003). General Schema Theory for Genetic Programming with Subtree-Swapping Crossover: Part I. Evolutionary Computation. 11 (1), 53-66

Poli, R. and McPhee, NF., (2003). General Schema Theory for Genetic Programming with Subtree-Swapping Crossover: Part II. Evolutionary Computation. 11 (2), 169-206

Poli, R. and Cagnoni, S., (2003). Editorial. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. 2003 (8), 733-739

Cinel, C., Humphreys, GW. and Poli, R., (2002). Cross-modal illusory conjunctions between vision and touch.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 28 (5), 1243-1266

Großmann, A. and Poli, R., (2001). Robust mobile robot localisation from sparse and noisy proximity readings using Hough transform and probability grids. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 37 (1), 1-18

Nowostawski, M. and Poli, R., (1999). Parallel genetic algorithm taxonomy. International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Electronic Systems, Proceedings, KES, 88-92

Nowostawski, M. and Poli, R., (1999). Dynamic Demes parallel genetic algorithm. International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Electronic Systems, Proceedings, KES, 93-98

Cagnoni, S., Dobrzeniecki, AB., Poli, R. and Yanch, JC., (1999). Genetic algorithm-based interactive segmentation of 3D medical images. Image and Vision Computing. 17 (12), 881-895

Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (1998). Schema Theory for Genetic Programming with One-Point Crossover and Point Mutation. Evolutionary Computation. 6 (3), 231-252

Pujol, JCF. and Poli, R., (1998). Evolving the Topology and the Weights of Neural Networks Using a Dual Representation. Applied Intelligence. 8 (1), 73-84

Valli, G., Poli, R., Cagnoni, S. and Coppini, G., (1998). Neural networks and prior knowledge help the segmentation of medical images. Journal of Computing and Information Technology. 6 (2), 117-133

Poli, R. and Valli, G., (1997). Shape from Radiological Density. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 65 (3), 361-381

Poli, R. and Valli, G., (1997). An algorithm for real-time vessel enhancement and detection. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 52 (1), 1-22

Poli, R., Cagnoni, S. and Valli, G., (1995). Genetic design of optimum linear and nonlinear QRS detectors. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 42 (11), 1137-1141

Coppini, G., Poli, R. and Valli, G., (1995). Recovery of the 3-D shape of the left ventricle from echocardiographic images. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 14 (2), 301-317

Poli, R., Coppini, G. and Valli, G., (1994). Recovery of 3D Closed Surfaces from Sparse Data. CVGIP: Image Understanding. 60 (1), 1-25

Poli, R., (1994). Recovery of 3D Closed Surfaces from Sparse Data. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 60 (1), 1-25

Caramella, D., Coppini, G., Poli, R., Rucci, M. and Valli, G., (1992). A neural network approach to MR and CT image understanding. Radiologia Diagnostica. 33 (5), 341-344

Coppini, G., Poli, R., Rucci, M. and Valli, G., (1992). A neural network architecture for understanding discrete three-dimensional scenes in medical imaging. Computers and Biomedical Research. 25 (6), 569-585

Poli, R., Cagnoni, S., Livi, R., Coppini, G. and Valli, G., (1991). A neural network expert system for diagnosing and treating hypertension. Computer. 24 (3), 64-71

Calamai, R., Coppini, G., Demi, M., Poli, R. and Valli, G., (1990). A computational approach to medical imaging. Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences. 34 (1), 42-50

Books (7)

Dorigo, M., Gambardella, LM., Birattari, M., Martinoli, A., Poli, R. and Stützle, T., (2006). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics: Preface. 3540384820

(2003). Genetic Programming. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 354000971X. 9783540009719

(2000). Genetic Programming. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 3540673393. 9783540673392

(2000). Real-World Applications of Evolutionary Computing. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 3540673539. 9783540673538

(1999). Evolutionary Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Telecommunications. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 3540658378. 9783540658375

Poli, R., Nordin, P., Langdon, WB. and Fogarty, TC., (1999). Preface. 3540658998

(1998). Genetic Programming. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 3540643605. 9783540643609

Book chapters (6)

Matran-Fernandez, A., Valeriani, D. and Poli, R., (2016). Toward BCIs Out of the Lab: Impact of Motion Artifacts on Brain-Computer Interface Performance. In: Wireless Medical Systems and Algorithms: Design and Applications. Editors: Salvo, P. and Hernandez-Silveira, M., . CRC Press. 219- 240. 1-4987-0076-4. 978-1-4987-0076-4

Poli, R. and Koza, J., (2014). Genetic Programming. In: Search Methodologies. Springer US. 143- 185. 9781461469391

Poli, R. and Stephens, CR., (2014). Taming the Complexity of Natural and Artificial Evolutionary Dynamics. In: Evolution, Complexity and Artificial Life. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 19- 39. 9783642375767

Poli, R. and McPhee, NF., (2014). Parsimony pressure made easy: Solving the problem of bloat in GP. In: Natural Computing Series. 181- 204

Vanneschi, L. and Poli, R., (2012). Genetic Programming — Introduction, Applications, Theory and Open Issues. In: Handbook of Natural Computing. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 709- 739. 9783540929093

Koza, JR. and Poli, R., (2005). Genetic Programming. In: Search Methodologies. Springer US. 127- 164. 0387234608. 9780387234601

Conferences (181)

Morosan, M. and Poli, R., (2018). Online-Trained Fitness Approximators for Real-World Game Balancing

Valeriani, D., Bhattacharyya, S., Cinel, C., Citi, L. and Poli, R., (2018). Augmenting group decision making accuracy in a realistic environment using collaborative brain-computer interfaces based on error-related potentials

Morosan, M. and Poli, R., (2017). Automated game balancing in Ms PacMan and starcraft using evolutionary algorithms

Valeriani, D., Cinel, C. and Poli, R., (2017). A Collaborative BCI Trained to Aid Group Decisions in a Visual Search Task Works Well with Similar Tasks

Valeriani, D., Cinel, C. and Poli, R., (2017). Augmenting Group Performance in Target-Face Recognition via Collaborative Brain-Computer Interfaces for Surveillance Applications

Li, X., Poli, R., Valenza, G., Scilingo, EP. and Citi, L., (2017). Self-reported well-being score modelling and prediction: Proof-of-concept of an approach based on linear dynamic systems

Morosan, M. and Poli, R., (2017). Evolving a designer-balanced neural network for Ms PacMan

Andreou, D. and Poli, R., (2016). Comparing EEG, its time-derivative and their joint use as features in a BCI for 2-D pointer control

Valeriani, D., Cinel, C. and Poli, R., (2016). Hybrid Collaborative Brain-Computer Interfaces to Augment Group Decision Making

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2015). Event-Related Potentials induced by cuts in feature movies and their exploitation for understanding cut efficacy

Valeriani, D., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2015). A collaborative Brain-Computer Interface for improving group detection of visual targets in complex natural environments

Valeriani, D., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2015). A collaborative Brain-Computer Interface to improve human performance in a visual search task

Turkey, M. and Poli, R., (2014). A model for characterising the collective dynamic behaviour of evolutionary algorithms

Andreou, D. and Poli, R., (2014). Clustering simulated Event-Related Potentials based on similarity of centroids

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2014). Collaborative brain-computer interfaces for target localisation in rapid serial visual presentation

Poli, R., Cinel, C., Matran-Fernandez, A., Sepulveda, F. and Stoica, A., (2013). Towards cooperative brain-computer interfaces for space navigation

Stoica, A., Matran-Fernandez, A., Andreou, D., Poli, R., Cinel, C., Iwashita, Y. and Padgett, C., (2013). Multi-brain fusion and applications to intelligence analysis

Poli, R., Cinel, C., Sepulveda, F. and Stoica, A., (2013). Improving decision-making based on visual perception via a collaborative brain-computer interface

Matran-Fernandez, A., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2013). Collaborative brain-computer interfaces for the automatic classification of images

Cinel, C., Poli, R., Citi, L. and Roberson, D., (2013). An exploration of the effects of audio-visual entrainment on Parkinson's disease tremor

Koohestani, B. and Poli, R., (2012). On the application of Genetic Programming to the envelope reduction problem

Koohestani, B. and Poli, R., (2012). A Genetic Programming Approach for Evolving Highly-Competitive General Algorithms for Envelope Reduction in Sparse Matrices

Turkey, M. and Poli, R., (2012). An Empirical Tool for Analysing the Collective Behaviour of Population-Based Algorithms

Koohestani, B. and Poli, R., (2011). A hyper-heuristic approach to evolving algorithms for bandwidth reduction based on genetic programming

Turkey, M. and Poli, R., (2011). Social adaptive groups

Turkey, M. and Poli, R., (2011). Investigating a new paradigm for designing evolutionary optimisation algorithms using social behaviour evolution

Salvaris, M., Cinel, C. and Poli, R., (2011). Novel sequential protocols for a ERP based BCI mouse

Poli, R., Cinel, C., Citi, L. and Salvaris, M., (2011). A genetic programming approach to detecting artifact-generating eye movements from EEG in the absence of electro-oculogram

Poli, R., Salvaris, M. and Cinel, C., (2011). Evolutionary Synthesis of a Trajectory Integrator for an Analogue Brain-Computer Interface Mouse

Graff, M. and Poli, R., (2011). Performance Models for Evolutionary Program Induction Algorithms Based on Problem Difficulty Indicators

Turkey, M. and Poli, R., (2011). A social behaviour evolution approach for evolutionary optimisation

Poli, R., Salvaris, M. and Cinel, C., (2011). Evolution of a Brain-Computer Interface Mouse via Genetic Programming

Poli, R., Salvaris, M. and Cinel, C., (2011). Evolution of an Effective Brain-Computer Interface Mouse via Genetic Programming with Adaptive Tarpeian Bloat Control

Koohestani, B. and Poli, R., (2011). A Hyper-Heuristic Approach to Evolving Algorithms for Bandwidth Reduction Based on Genetic Programming

Poli, R., (2010). Genetic programming theory

Kattan, A. and Poli, R., (2010). Genetic-Programming Based Prediction of Data Compression Saving

Kattan, A. and Poli, R., (2010). Evolutionary synthesis of lossless compression algorithms with GP-zip3

Poli, R., (2010). Solution-locked averages and solution-time binning in genetic programming

Koohestani, B. and Poli, R., (2010). A Genetic Programming Approach to the Matrix Bandwidth-Minimization Problem

Kattan, A., Agapitos, A. and Poli, R., (2010). Unsupervised problem decomposition using genetic programming

Dignum, S. and Poli, R., (2010). Sub-tree swapping crossover and arity histogram distributions

Kattan, A., Galván-López, E., Poli, R. and O'Neill, M., (2010). GP-fileprints: File types detection using genetic programming

Citi, L., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2010). High-Significance Averages of Event-Related Potential Via Genetic Programming

Vanneschi, L., Valsecchi, A. and Poli, R., (2009). Limitations of the fitness-proportional negative slope coefficient as a difficulty measure

McPhee, NF., Crane, E., Lahr, SE. and Poli, R., (2009). Developmental plasticity in linear genetic programming

Galván-López, E. and Poli, R., (2009). An Empirical Investigation of How Degree Neutrality Affects GP Search

Poli, R., Graff, M. and McPhee, NF., (2009). Free lunches for function and program induction

Kattan, A., Al-Mulla, MR., Sepulveda, F. and Poli, R., (2009). Detecting Localised Muscle Fatigue during Isometric Contraction using Genetic Programming.

El Den, MB. and Poli, R., (2009). Grammar-based genetic programming for timetabling

Poli, R., McPhee, NF., Citi, L. and Crane, E., (2009). Memory with Memory in Tree-Based Genetic Programming

Graff, M. and Poli, R., (2009). Automatic Creation of Taxonomies of Genetic Programming Systems

Citi, L., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2009). Exploiting P300 amplitude variations can improve classification accuracy in Donchin's BCI speller

Poli, R. and Graff, M., (2009). Free lunches for neural network search

Poli, R. and Graff, M., (2009). There Is a Free Lunch for Hyper-Heuristics, Genetic Programming and Computer Scientists

Bader-El-Den, M. and Poli, R., (2009). EVOLVING EFFECTIVE INCREMENTAL SOLVERS FOR SAT WITH A HYPER-HEURISTIC FRAMEWORK BASED ON GENETIC PROGRAMMING

Poli, R., McPhee, NF. and Vanneschi, L., (2009). ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF ELITISM ON BLOAT IN LINEAR AND TREE-BASED GENETIC PROGRAMMING

Keller, RE. and Poli, R., (2008). Subheuristic search and scalability in a hyperheuristic

Graff, M. and Poli, R., (2008). Practical Model of Genetic Programming’s Performance on Rational Symbolic Regression Problems

Pazienza, GE., Vilasis-Cardona, X. and Poli, R., (2008). An alternative proof of the universality of the CNN-UM and its practical applications

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (2008). Mapping non-conventional extensions of genetic programming

McPhee, NF. and Poli, R., (2008). Memory with memory: Soft assignment in genetic programming

Keller, RE. and Poli, R., (2008). Toward subheuristic search

Poli, R., McPhee, NF. and Vanneschi, L., (2008). Elitism reduces bloat in genetic programming

Kattan, A. and Poli, R., (2008). Evolutionary lossless compression with GP-ZIP

Bader-El-Den, M. and Poli, R., (2008). Inc*: An Incremental Approach for Improving Local Search Heuristics

Dignum, S. and Poli, R., (2008). Operator Equalisation and Bloat Free GP

Poli, R. and McPhee, NF., (2008). Parsimony pressure made easy

Poli, R., (2008). Genetic programming theory

Poli, R., McPhee, NF. and Vanneschi, L., (2008). The impact of population size on code growth in GP: Analysis and empirical validation

Dignum, S. and Poli, R., (2008). Sub-tree Swapping Crossover, Allele Diffusion and GP Convergence

Kattan, A. and Poli, R., (2008). Evolutionary lossless compression with GP-ZIP

Keller, RE. and Poli, R., (2008). Self-adaptive hyperheuristic and greedy search

BaderElDen, M. and Poli, R., (2008). Evolving heuristics with genetic programming

Poli, R. and McPhee, NF., (2008). A Linear Estimation-of-Distribution GP System

Galván-López, E., Dignum, S. and Poli, R., (2008). The Effects of Constant Neutrality on Performance and Problem Hardness in GP

Dignum, S. and Poli, R., (2008). Crossover, Sampling, Bloat and the Harmful Effects of Size Limits

Keller, RE. and Poli, R., (2008). Cost-Benefit Investigation of a Genetic-Programming Hyperheuristic

Bader-El-Den, M. and Poli, R., (2008). Generating SAT Local-Search Heuristics Using a GP Hyper-Heuristic Framework

Bader-El-Den, M. and Poli, R., (2008). Analysis and extension of the Inc* on the satisfiability testing problem

Moraglio, A., Di Chio, C. and Poli, R., (2007). Geometric Particle Swarm Optimisation

Poli, R. and Galván-López, E., (2007). On the Effects of Bit-Wise Neutrality on Fitness Distance Correlation, Phenotypic Mutation Rates and Problem Hardness

Poli, R., (2007). On the moments of the sampling distribution of particle swarm optimisers

Keller, RE. and Poli, R., (2007). Linear genetic programming of metaheuristics

Moraglio, A. and Poli, R., (2007). Inbreeding Properties of Geometric Crossover and Non-geometric Recombinations

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2007). Decomposition of Fitness Functions in Random Heuristic Search

Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (2007). Markov chain models of bare-bones particle swarm optimizers

Galvan-Lopez, E. and Poli, R., (2007). How and why a bit-wise neutrality with and without locality affects evolutionary search

Poli, R. and Vanneschi, L., (2007). Fitness-proportional negative slope coefficient as a hardness measure for genetic algorithms

Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (2007). Genetic programming theory

Dignum, S. and Poli, R., (2007). Generalisation of the limiting distribution of program sizes in tree-based genetic programming and analysis of its effects on bloat

Graff, M., Poli, R. and Moraglio, A., (2007). Linear selection

Poli, R., Langdon, WB. and Dignum, S., (2007). On the limiting distribution of program sizes in tree-based genetic programming

Di Chio, C., Poli, R. and Di Chio, P., (2007). EcoPS

Poli, R., Langdon, WB., Clerc, M. and Stephens, CR., (2007). Continuous Optimisation Theory Made Easy? Finite-Element Models of Evolutionary Strategies, Genetic Algorithms and Particle Swarm Optimizers

Graff, M., Poli, R. and Moraglio, A., (2007). Linear selection

Bader-El-Den, MB. and Poli, R., (2007). A GP-based hyper-heuristic framework for evolving 3-SAT heuristics

Di Chio, C., Moraglio, A. and Poli, R., (2007). Geometric particle swarm optimisation on binary and real spaces

Poli, R. and Broomhead, D., (2007). Exact analysis of the sampling distribution for the canonical particle swarm optimiser and its convergence during stagnation

Poli, R., Cinel, C., Citi, L. and Sepulveda, F., (2007). Evolutionary brain computer interfaces

Keller, RE. and Poli, R., (2007). Linear genetic programming of parsimonious metaheuristics

Poli, R., Bratton, D., Blackwell, T. and Kennedy, J., (2007). Theoretical derivation, analysis and empirical evaluation of a simpler Particle Swarm Optimiser

Poli, R., Woodward, J. and Burke, EK., (2007). A histogram-matching approach to the evolution of bin-packing strategies

Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (2007). Efficient Markov Chain Model of Machine Code Program Execution and Halting

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2006). Classes of problems in the black box scenario

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2006). The no free lunch and realistic search algorithms

Moraglio, A., Kim, YH., Yoon, Y., Moon, BR. and Poli, R., (2006). Generalized cycle crossover for graph partitioning

Di Chio, C., Poli, R. and Di Chio, P., (2006). Extending the Particle Swarm Algorithm to Model Animal Foraging Behaviour

Galván-López, E. and Poli, R., (2006). An empirical investigation of how and why neutrality affects evolutionary search

Moraglio, A. and Poli, R., (2006). Product Geometric Crossover

Moraglio, A. and Poli, R., (2006). Geometric Crossover for Sets, Multisets and Partitions

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2006). Information Perspective of Optimization

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2006). Kolmogorov complexity, Optimization and Hardness

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2006). Structure and metaheuristics

Poli, R., Wright, AH., McPhee, NF. and Langdon, WB., (2006). Emergent Behaviour, Population-based Search and Low-pass Filtering

Moraglio, A., Poli, R. and Seehuus, R., (2006). Geometric Crossover for Biological Sequences

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (2006). The Halting Probability in Von Neumann Architectures

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (2006). Finding social landscapes for PSOs via kernels

Poli, R., Langdon, WB., Marrow, P., Kennedy, J., Clerc, M., Bratton, D. and Holden, N., (2006). Communication, Leadership, Publicity and Group Formation in Particle Swarms

Galván-López, E. and Poli, R., (2006). Some Steps Towards Understanding How Neutrality Affects Evolutionary Search

Di Chio, C., Poli, R. and Di Chio, P., (2006). Modelling Group-Foraging Behaviour with Particle Swarms

Menon, C., De Negueruela, C., Millán, JDR., Tonet, O., Carpi, F., Broschart, M., Ferrez, P., Buttfield, A., Dario, P., Citi, L., Laschi, C., Tombini, M., Seplveda, F., Poli, R., Palaniappan, R., Tecchio, F., Rossini, PM. and De Rossi, D., (2006). Prospects of brain-machine interfaces for space system control

Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (2006). Running Genetic Programming Backwards

Langdon, WB., Poli, R. and IEEE, (2006). Finding social landscapes for PSOs via kernels

Citi, L., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2006). Analogue P300-based BCI pointing device

Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (2005). Backward-chaining genetic programming

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2005). Information landscapes and problem hardness

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2005). No free lunch, Kolmogorov complexity and the information landscape

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (2005). Evolutionary Solo Pong players

Stephens, CR. and Poli, R., (2005). Coarse graining in an evolutionary algorithm with recombination, duplication and inversion

Poli, R. and Stephens, CR., (2005). Theoretical analysis of generalised recombination

Poli, R., Langdon, WB. and Holland, O., (2005). Extending Particle Swarm Optimisation via Genetic Programming

Poli, R., Di Chio, C. and Langdon, WB., (2005). Exploring extended particle swarms

Langdon, WB., Poli, R., Holland, O. and Krink, T., (2005). Understanding particle swarm optimisation by evolving problem landscapes

Yossi, B. and Poli, R., (2005). Information landscapes and the analysis of search algorithms

Moraglio, A. and Poli, R., (2005). Geometric landscape of homologous crossover for syntactic trees

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (2005). Evolving problems to learn about particle swarm and other optimisers

Poli, R., (2005). Tournament Selection, Iterated Coupon-Collection Problem, and Backward-Chaining Evolutionary Algorithms

Langdon, WB., Poli, R., Holland, O., Krink, T. and IEEE, (2005). Understanding particle swarm optimisation by evolving problem landscapes

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2005). Information landscapes

Moraglio, A. and Poli, R., (2004). Topological Interpretation of Crossover

López, EG., Poli, R. and Coello, CAC., (2004). Reusing Code in Genetic Programming

Poli, R. and Stephens, CR., (2004). Constrained Molecular Dynamics as a Search and Optimization Tool

Pujol, JCF. and Poli, R., (2004). Optimization via Parameter Mapping with Genetic Programming

Wright, A., Poli, R., Stephens, CR., Langdon, WB. and Pulavarty, S., (2004). An Estimation of Distribution Algorithm Based on Maximum Entropy

Dignum, S. and Poli, R., (2004). Multi-agent Foreign Exchange Market Modelling Via GP

Borenstein, Y. and Poli, R., (2004). Fitness Distributions and GA Hardness

Cinel, C., Poli, R. and Citi, L., (2004). Possible sources of perceptual errors in P300-based speller paradigm

Citi, L., Poli, R. and Sepulveda, F., (2004). An evolutionary approach to feature selection and classification in P300-based BCI

Poli, R., (2003). A Simple but Theoretically-Motivated Method to Control Bloat in Genetic Programming

Quintana, MI., Poli, R. and Claridge, E., (2003). On Two Approaches to Image Processing Algorithm Design for Binary Images Using GP

Poli, R., Rowe, JE., Stephens, CR. and Wright, AH., (2002). Allele Diffusion in Linear Genetic Programming and Variable-Length Genetic Algorithms with Subtree Crossover

Poli, R. and Freitag McPhee, N., (2001). Exact Schema Theorems for GP with One-Point and Standard Crossover Operating on Linear Structures and Their Application to the Study of the Evolution of Size

Freitag McPhee, N. and Poli, R., (2001). A Schema Theory Analysis of the Evolution of Size in Genetic Programming with Linear Representations

Poli, R., (2001). General Schema Theory for Genetic Programming with Subtree-Swapping Crossover

McPhee, NF., Poli, R. and Rowe, JE., (2001). A schema theory analysis of mutation size biases in genetic programming with linear representations

Poli, R. and McPhee, NF., (2001). Exact GP schema theory for headless chicken crossover and subtree mutation

Poli, R., (2000). Hyperschema Theory for GP with One-Point Crossover, Building Blocks, and Some New Results in GA Theory

Großmann, A. and Poli, R., (2000). Learning a Navigation Task in Changing Environments by Multi-task Reinforcement Learning

Poli, R., (2000). Why the schema theorem is correct also in the presence of stochastic effects

Radi, A. and Poli, R., (1999). Genetic Programming Discovers Efficient Learning Rules for the Hidden and Output Layers of Feedforward Neural Networks

Poli, R., (1999). Sub-machine-code GP: New Results and Extensions

Page, J., Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (1999). Mutation in Genetic Programming: A Preliminary Study

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (1999). Boolean Functions Fitness Spaces

Poli, R., (1999). Evolutionary computation teaching at Birmingham

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (1998). Fitness causes bloat: Mutation

Langdon, WB. and Poli, R., (1998). Genetic programming bloat with dynamic fitness

Poli, R. and Langdon, WB., (1998). A review of theoretical and experimental results on schemata in genetic programming

Großmann, A. and Poli, R., (1998). Continual Robot Learning with Constructive Neural Networks

Pujol, JCF. and Poli, R., (1998). Dual network representation applied to the evolution of neural controllers

Radi, A. and Poli, R., (1998). Discovery of backpropagation learning rules using genetic programming

Pujol, JCF. and Poli, R., (1998). Efficient evolution of asymmetric recurrent neural networks using a PDGP-inspired two-dimensional representation

Pujol, JCF. and Poli, R., (1998). Evolving neural networks using a dual representation with a combined crossover operator

Poli, R., (1997). Parallel distributed genetic programming applied to the evolution of natural language recognisers

Poli, R., (1996). Genetic Programming for feature detection and image segmentation

Sloman, A. and Poli, R., (1996). SIM_AGENT: A toolkit for exploring agent designs

(1995). Progress in Artificial Intelligence

Cagnoni, S., Dobrzeniecki, AB., Yanch, JC. and Poli, R., (1994). Interactive segmentation of multi-dimensional medical data with contour-based application of genetic algorithms

Poli, R. and Valli, G., (1993). Neural inhabitants of MR and echo images segment cardiac structures

Poli, R., Coppini, G., Nobili, R. and Valli, G., (1992). LV shape recovery from echocardiographic images by means of computer vision techniques and neural networks

Cagnoni, S., Coppini, G., Livi, R., Poli, R., Scarpelli, PT. and Valli, G., (1992). A neural network expert system for computer-assisted analysis of blood-pressure data

Poli, R., Coppini, G., Demi, M. and Valli, G., (1991). An artificial vision system for coronary angiography

Reports and Papers (16)

Valeriani, D. and Poli, R., (2018). Cyborg Groups Enhance Face Recognition in Crowded Environments

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2014). CES-533: Analysis of the Event-related Potentials induced by cuts in feature movies and evaluation of the possibility of using such ERPs for understanding the effects of cuts on viewers

Poli, R., Valeriani, D. and Cinel, C., (2014). CES-530: Collaborative Brain-Computer Interface for Aiding Decision-making

Poli, R. and Matran-Fernandez, A., (2014). CES-531: Collaborative Brain-Computer Interfaces for Target Detection and Localisation in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation

Grants and funding

2016

MURI Topic #3

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

Brain computer interace assisted confidence estimation for group decision making, performance/attention tracking, and personnel selection and training

BAE Systems Operations Ltd

2015

NEVERMIND

European Commission (H2020)

DeTOP

European Commission (H2020)

2013

Improving Group Decision Making with Collaborative Brain Computer Interfaces

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

2012

RoBoSAS

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

R Poli - Saudi Ministry of Labour - Consultancy

General

2009

QINETIQ - Prof. R Poli Consultancy

Qinetiq

2008

VF N Mcphee Bringing Contemporary Biolog

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

Analogue Revolutionary Brain Computer In

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

Contact

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