Computer Science
School of Engineering & Computer Science

Dr Alexander Turner

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School of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Profile
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Key Publications
  • Brief CV


  • Lecturer
  • Member of the Robotics Research Group
  • Member of the Computational Science Research Group


  • Programming 1
  • Programming 2



My research focuses on bio-inspired computation and complex systems and their application in the fields of biology, medicine and robotics.

Key Publications

  • Artificial Epigenetic Networks: Automatic Decomposition of Dynamical Control Tasks Using Topological Self-Modification AP Turner, LSD Caves, S Stepney, AM Tyrrell, MA Lones IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  • Artificial biochemical networks: Evolving dynamical systems to control dynamical systems MA Lones, LA Fuente, AP Turner, LSD Caves, S Stepney, SL Smith, ... IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation 18 (2), 145-166
  • The Artificial Epigenetic Network AP Turner, MA Lones, LA Fuente, S Stepney, LS Caves, AM Tyrrell 2013 IEEE International Conference on Evolvable Systems
  • Using epigenetic networks for the analysis of movement associated with levodopa therapy for Parkinson's disease AP Turner, MA Lones, MA Trefzer, SL Smith, S Jamieson, JE Alty, ... Biosystems 146, 35-42
  • Adaptive robotic gait control using coupled artificial signalling networks, hopf oscillators and inverse kinematics LF Fuente, MA Lones, AP Turner, LS Caves, S Stepney, AM Tyrrell Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2013 IEEE Congress on, 1435-1442

Brief CV

I received a B.Sc degree in Computer Science from Hull University in 2008. I then went onto get an M.Sc degree in natural computation in 2010 and a Ph.D in electronics in 2014, both from the University of York. In 2014 I was awarded an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship to carry out research in the Bioinformatics & Gene Regulation group, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. After this I re-joined the Department of Electronics at the University of York as a Research Associate in the Intelligent Systems research group. In August 2016 I began a lectureship in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Hull.

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