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Prof Edward Keedwell

Associate Professor


Telephone: 01392 724014

Extension: (Streatham) 4014

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Prof. Ed Keedwell is an Associate Professor in Computer Science. He joined the Computer Science discipline in 2006 having previously been a Research Fellow in the Centre for Water Systems and was appointed as a lecturer in Computer Science in 2009. Ed has research interests in nature-inspired computing techniques (e.g. genetic algorithms, neural networks, cellular automata) and their applications to a variety of difficult problems taken from bioinformatics and engineering. Ed leads the Nature-Inspired Computing group which currently has 3 PhD and 1 MPhil student and 1 associate research fellow, with 7 alumni students and researchers.   The group has received over £500k of funding from the EPSRC, Innovate UK and industry, details of which are available on the research page.  In his spare time he enjoys playing football and cricket and watching rugby.

Membership of professional bodies

Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

Member of Committee of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College



Administrative responsibilities

Admissions Tutor, Computer Science

Director of Research, Computer Science


BSc in Cognitive Science, University of Exeter (1998)

PhD in Computer Science, University of Exeter (2003)