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Academic Biography

Dr. Simon Lynch is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Computing. Simon has worked at the School for 25 years with breaks to work in Sri Lanka and in Botswana. Simon's interests include international development, artificial intelligence and complexity.

Simon's research investigates the activity of genetics, evolution, epidemiology and other naturally occurring systems that exhibit novel, emergent phenomena are not easily explained by traditional methods. His research addresses this through the production of animated, agent-based software models which visualise such emergent phenomena and the more general scientific principles which underpin their activity. This work currently reaches audiences through science centres, public engagement events and out-reach into schools and we are now seeking to extend the scope and the impact of this work.

Summary of Research Interests

  • agent-based modelling and multiagent systems
  • the nature of representations
  • symbolic reasoning
  • emergent systems

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Research Output 1999 2019

  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Chapter
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Promoting Cooperation through External Interference

Han, T. A., Tran-Thanh, L., Lynch, S., Cimpeanu, T-I. & Santos, F. C., 15 Jul 2019, ALIFE 2019: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life. Fellermann, H., Bacardit, J., Goñi-Moreno, Á. & Füchslin, R. M. (eds.). 31 ed. MIT Press, p. 331-332 2 p. (Artificial Life Conference Proceedings; no. 31).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
cooperative behavior
political conflict
game theory
evolutionary theory
United Nations

Fostering Cooperation in Structured Populations Through Local and Global Interference Strategies

Han, T. A., Lynch, S., Tran-Thanh, L. & Santos, F. C., 20 Jul 2018, p. 289-295. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Autonomous agents

Symbolic Pattern Matching in Clojure

Lynch, S., 20 Apr 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Pattern matching
Data structures

Reasoning about Complexity – Software Models as External Representations

Lynch, S. & Ferguson, J., 25 Jun 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access

Using meta-agents to build MAS middleware

Lynch, S., 14 Jul 2011, ICAART 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 2. p. 385-388 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution