Dr David Parker


Faculty of Science and Engineering


+44 (0) 1482 465696

David Parker thinks that referring to himself in the third person is weird outside of the context of formal paper writing. It reminds him of a great sketch by Mitchell and Webb about Caesar. Am I Caesar?



Research Interests

  • Meta-heuristic optimisation techniques (genetic algorithms, tabu search, particle swarm)
  • Generative art
  • Dependability of safety-critical systems

Research groups

  • Member of the Dependable Intelligent Systems (DEIS) Research Group
  • Working as Co-Investigator with partners including AVL List, Siemens AG, General Motors Powertrain – Europe, Ideas & Motion, Portable Medical Technology Ltd, Fraunhofer IESE Kaiserslautern, Dundalk Institute of Technology, University of York and Politecnico Milano on Dependability Engineering Innovation for Cyberphysical Systems, ABD01DA011/YBD026 - H2020 grant DEIS, €553,068 locally (2017 - 2020)


Papadopoulos Y., Walker M., Parker D., Sharvia S., Bottaci L., Kabir S., Azevedo L., Sorokos I. (2016) 'A Synthesis of Logic and Bio-inspired techniques in the Design of Dependable Systems', Annual Reviews in Control, 41: 170-182, IFAC & Elsevier, ISSN: 1367-5788

Murashkin, A., Silva Azevedo, L., Guo, J., Zulkoski, E. et al., 'Automated Decomposition and Allocation of Automotive Safety Integrity Levels Using Exact Solvers', SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars -Electronic and Electrical Systems. 8(1):70-78, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-0156.

Azevedo L., Parker D., Walker M., Papadopoulos Y., Araujo R. (2013) 'Assisted Assignment of Automotive Safety Requirements'. IEEE Software.

Walker M., Reiser M-O., Tucci-Piergiovanni S., Papadopoulos Y., Lönn H., Mraidha C., Parker D., Chen D., Servat D. (2013) 'Automatic Optimisation of System Architectures using EAST-ADL'. Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier. 8 April 2013 (online version). ISSN 0164-1212, 10.1016/j.jss.2013.04.001.

Parker D., Walker M., Papadopoulos Y. (2013) 'Model-Based Functional Safety Analysis and Architecture Optimisation'. Embedded Computing Systems: Applications, Optimization, and Advanced Design, (eds) Khalgui M., Mosbahi O., Valentini A. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), USA. ISBN: 978-1-4666-3922-5

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Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Computer Science, University of Hull
  • MSc Computer Science, University of Hull
  • PhD Computer Science, University of Hull

External roles

  • External Examiner, York St John's University