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Dr David Walker

Associate Lecturer


Telephone: 01392 723913

Extension: (Streatham) 3913

About Me

I received my PhD in April 2013 for a thesis entitled "Ordering and Visualisation of Many-objective Populations". This work, supervised by Dr Jonathan Fieldsend and Prof. Richard Everson in the Computer Science department at Exeter and was an EPSRC CASE award with Motorola.

Since completing my PhD I have worked on a number of projects within the Engineering discipline at Exeter, including: the development of artificial neural networks for modelling urban rainfall runoff, analysing river quality using multi-criteria visualisations; and designing nano-materials using evolutionary algorithms. I am currently working in the Centre for Water Systems on the EU FP7-funded iWIDGET project.

Research Interests

My research interests centre around visualisation, evolutionary computation and multi-criteria decision making. My recent work has focused on all three of these areas. I organise a popular workshop on visualisation (VizGEC) at the annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference and am a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation.


This year I am teaching the following modules:

  • ECM2415 - Software Engineering
  • ECM3735 - Mathematics Group Project
  • NSC2001 - Frontiers in Science 2 (Natural Sciences)

In previous years I have been involved with teaching across the Computer Science undergraduate programmes at Exeter.