Alexander Turner

Dr Alexander Turner

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology

Summary

Dr Alexander Turner received a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Hull in 2008 before being awarded an MSc in Natural Computation in 2010 and a PhD in electronics in 2014, both from the University of York. In 2014 he was awarded an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship to carry out research in the Bioinformatics and Gene Regulation group in the Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Dr Turner later returned to the University of York as a research associate in the Intelligent Systems research group before beginning a lectureship in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Hull.

Conference Proceeding

Transparency of execution using epigenetic networks

Dethlefs, N., & Turner, A. (2017). Transparency of execution using epigenetic networks. In C. Knibbe, G. Beslon, D. Parsons, D. Misevic, J. Rouzaud-Cornabas, N. Bredeche, …H. Soula (Eds.), Proceedings of the ECAL 2017, 404-411. doi:10.7551/ecal_a_068

Journal Article

Evolutionary acquisition of complex traits in artificial epigenetic networks

Turner, A., Tyrrell, A., Trefzer, M., & Lones, M. (2019). Evolutionary acquisition of complex traits in artificial epigenetic networks. BioSystems, 176, 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2018.12.001

The classification of minor gait alterations using wearable sensors and deep learning

Turner, A., & Hayes, S. (2019). The classification of minor gait alterations using wearable sensors and deep learning. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering / Bio-medical Engineering Group, https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2019.2900863

Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards

García-Porta, J., Irisarri, I., Kirchner, M., Rodriguez, A., Kirchhof, S., Brown, J. L., …Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2019). Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards. Nature communications, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11943-x

Artificial epigenetic networks: automatic decomposition of dynamical control tasks using topological self-modification

Turner, A. P., Caves, L. S. D., Stepney, S., Tyrrell, A. M., & Lones, M. A. (2017). Artificial epigenetic networks: automatic decomposition of dynamical control tasks using topological self-modification. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 28(1), 218-230. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNNLS.2015.2497142

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Using Epigenetically-Inspired Connectionist Models to Provide Transparency In The Modelling of Human Visceral Leismaniasis

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£89,962.00

Started

1 February 2019

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Bio-inspired computation, medical diagnostics, analysis of movement