Dr Fabio Caraffini

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Computer Science

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 2078404

E: fabio.caraffini@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://sites.google.com/site/facaraff/

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Personal profile

I am a VC2020 Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at De Montfort University (DMU) and a  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have a BSc in  Electronics Engineering (University of Perugia, Italy, 2008) and an MSc in Telecommunications  Engineering (University of Perugia, Italy, 2011).  I hold two PhDs: I am a doctor in Computer Science (De Montfort University, UK, 2014)  and in Computational Mathematics  (University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2016) respectively.

I lead the IMAT1223 Calculus I and IMAT1225 Calculus II modules within the programme of Mathematics and the IMAT5232 Computational Intelligence Optimisation module within the programmes of Intelligence Systems and Intelligence Systems & Robotics for which I am programme leader.  

Research group affiliations

Key research outputs

  • F. Caraffini, F. Neri, G. Iacca, and A. Mol. Parallel memetic structures. Information Sciences 227(0):60 – 82, 2013
  • F. Caraffini, F. Neri, and L. Picinali. An analysis on separability for memetic computing automatic design. Information Sciences, 265(0):1 – 22, 2014
  • A. Kononova, D. W. Corne, P. De Wilde, V. Shneer, and F. Caraffini. Structural bias in population-based algorithms. Information Sciences
  • G. Iacca, F. Caraffini, and F. Neri. Multi-strategy coevolving aging particle optimization. International Journal of Neural Systems, 24(01):1450008, 2014
  • G. Iacca, F. Caraffini, and F. Neri. Memory-saving memetic computing for path-following mobile robots. Applied Soft Computing, 13(4):2003 – 2016, 2013

Research interests/expertise

Computational Intelligence with a focus on Metaheuristic optimisation: 

  • Memetic computing
  • Differential evolution
  • Evolutionary conputation
  • Large scale optimisation
  • Structural bias in optimisation algorithms

and its application to real-world problems. 

Areas of teaching

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Research Supervision (CRS)
  • Beginning to teach in Higher Education
  • PGCertHE (Distinction)
  • Fellow of the Higher Eduction Academy (FHEA)

Courses taught

IMAT2800 AI and Modelling

IMAT2605 C++ for Games Programmers

IMAT1203 Mathematical Methods and Models

IMAT1901 Quantitative Methods

IMAT1204 Foundations and Algebra

Honours and awards

IEEE CIS Student Travel Grant 2013, 500 USD

Membership of external committees

  • Task Force on Memetic Computing, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2012 today, Member.

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • IEEE, 2012 today
  • IEEE CIS, 2012  today

Forthcoming events

EvoApplications at Evo* 2019

Conference attendance

  • EvoApplications at Evo*2017-2018
  • IEEE SSCI 2014, 9th-12th December 2014, Orlando, Florida,  co-chair and author
  • IEEE SSCIS 2013, 16th-19th April 2013, Singapore, author and presenter
  • UKCI 2012, 5th-7th September 2012, Edinburgh, UK, author and presenter

Current research students

Mr Raymond Moodley (2nd supervisor)

Mr Matthew Fox (2nd supervisor)

Externally funded research grants information

  • Intelligent system to improve the sustainability of oil palm crops
    through the construction of forecasting maps integrating
    adaptive vegetation indices from multispectral aerial views, 2018, 47000 GBP
  • Grant for Computing and Mathematical Sciences (COMAS), Jyväskylä, January-June 2015, 10250 EUR
  • Laxton Bequest and Consolidated Travel Funds 2013, De Montfort University, 800 GBP.
  • PhD bursary, De Montfort university, July - June 2014, 26000 GBP
  • Grant for Computing and Mathematical Sciences (COMAS), Jyväskylä, January-June 2012, 10250 EUR
  • TUCEP Fund for International Intern-ships, May-Sep 2011, 2500 EUR

Professional esteem indicators

Program committee member of international conferences such as IEEE SSCI, IEEE CEC, IEEE WCCI and reviewer of high-impact journals such as International Journal on Neural Systems, Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics and Information Sciences.

Case studies

http://www.scientific-computing.com/news/news_story.php?news_id=2195

http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/51066

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2013/july/supercomputer-created-on-the-cheap.aspx

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