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Looking south-east from the end of Three Mile Lane, near Keele village.

Dear visitor,

Welcome! This site is maintained by me, Dr Adam Stanton, as a place where I can post infrequent updates about research and other interesting stuff. Since July 2024 I have been Lecturer in Data Science and AI in the Information School at the University of Sheffield. My last position was as a Research Engineer at TUoS and the Alan Turing Institute, and before that I held lectureships in Computer Science at Aston University in Birmingham and at Keele University near to Stoke-on-Trent.

My engineering work involves applying modern machine learning techniques to a variety of real-world research problems and my main research interest is in bio-inspired, generative approaches to autonomous systems. This programme looks at techniques of using artificial evolution to build machines that have intelligence that shows up through animal-like behaviours (thinking of evolution as a machine [that makes] machines). At the simplest, this is “evolving” parameters for simulated robots that enable basic patterns like walking but my longer-term goal is to discover algorithms and environmental-agent configurations that deliver more complicated behaviours like planning and problem-solving.

I’m not active on social media, though I do have a home on Mastodon. It would be great to hear from you if our interests overlap, either there or via email!

All the best,

Adam 🤖🧬🎓🧑‍💻