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Mr Marcos Diez García



Telephone: 01392 725910

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Mr Marcos Diez García is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Exeter since January 2017. Completed his Bachelors and Master Degrees in Computer Science at the University of Seville (Spain), from 2009 to 2016, with First-Class Mark (9.6 out 10). His Final-Year Degree Thesis is titled "Adaptive Mutation Factor in Genetic Algorithms" (in Spanish), and was supervised by Agustín Riscos Núñez (member of the Research Group on Natural Computing).



His main research area is Theoretical Evolutionary Computation. His thesis topic focuses on the unification of theories on fitness landscape analysis and evolutionary algorithms, which historically have been formalised separately, with the aim of developing a unified theory that seamlessly integrates: the design and analysis of evolutionary algorithms, and fitness landscape analysis. The impact of this research is both at the theoretical and practical level of the next generation of evolutionary algorithms.

Other research interests/topics:

  • Evolutionary Computation: runtime analysis, multi-modal multi-objective optimisation, meta-heuristics
  • Mathematics: abstract convexity, abstract topology and geometry, metric spaces, discrete optimisation, graph theory, spectral graph theory
  • Logic and Knowledge: automated reasoning, temporal logic, fuzzy logic
  • Linguistics: natural language processing


Extracurricular activities

Marcos is an Open Water PADI licensed diver since September 2014. Recently, he became an Ashtanga Yoga practicioner in 2017. He practices a number of sports including running, cycling, sailing, swimming, snowboarding and hiking. He is adventurer and passionate about wildlife. With his feet on the ground but with an optimistic tendency.