Genetic Improvement of Software: a Comprehensive Survey

A survey on genetic improvement is now available online: link

SBST Workshop at ICSE

Co-organised the 10th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing, co-located with the International Conference on Software Engineering: link

Awarded an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

Awarded an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship on automated software specialisation using genetic improvement: link

Special Issue on Genetic Improvement in GPEM Journal

Special Issue on Genetic Improvement is now published in Volume 18 of the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines Journal. It is now available both online and in print. link

CREST Open Workshop on Genetic Improvement

Organised the 2nd CREST Open Workshop on Genetic Improvement: link

SSBSE 2017

We are organising the 9th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2017). Please submit your work by March 31st. More details about the event can be found here: SSBSE 2017.

Gold 'Humie' Award

Our work on automated software transplantation won a Gold 'Humie' at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2016): link

GI Workshop at GECCO

Co-organised the second international workshop on Genetic Improvement, co-located with the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2016): link

SBST Workshop at ICSE

Co-organised the 9th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing, co-located with the International Conference on Software Engineering: link

CREST Open Workshop on Genetic Improvement

Co-organised the CREST Open Workshop on Genetic Improvement: link

New Book

My first book entitled "Bridging Constraint Satisfaction and Boolean Satisfiability" is now available from Springer: link

Guest Editor Role

Selected as the guest editor for the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines Journal (GPEM) Special Issue on Genetic Improvement. The call for papers is available here: link

Blog Post on Genetic Improvement

My blog post entitled "Revolutionising the process of software development" is now available on the Dynamic Adaptive Automated Software Engineering (DAASE) project website: link

Media Coverage of Autotransplantation Work

Our work on automated software transplantation was featured in the Wired and BBC Click.

GI Workshop at GECCO

Co-organised the first international workshop on Genetic Improvement, co-located with the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015): link

ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award

Our paper entitled "Automated Software Transplantation" won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the International Conference on Software Testing an Analysis (ISSTA 2015): link

Best Presentation Award

Won the Best Presentation Award at the International Workshop on Search Based Software Testing (SBST 2015): link

Silver 'Humie' Award

Our work on using genetic improvement and code transplants to specialise a C++ program to a problem class won a Silver 'Humie' at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014): link