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Dr Tim Blackwell

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PositionSenior Lecturer
Department Computing
Email tim.blackwell (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 3372
Dr Tim Blackwell

Dr Tim Blackwell is the Joint programme leader in Music Computing.

Teaching

Principles and Applications of Programming, Music Computing I and II, Major Project in Music Computing

Areas of supervision

Artificial intelligence, algorithms inspired from natural systems, live algorithms in music performance, digital creativity, swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, global optimisation.

Research Interests

Swarm Intelligence, Social Learning, Sensor Networks, Live Algorithms

Publications

Book Section

Binary Tomography Reconstruction by Particle Aggregation
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid and Blackwell, Tim. 2016. Binary Tomography Reconstruction by Particle Aggregation. In: , ed. Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition (EvoIASP). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Correlation Between Human Aesthetic Judgement and Spatial Complexity Measure
Javaheri Javid, Mohammad Ali; Blackwell, Tim; al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid and Zimmer, Robert. 2016. Correlation Between Human Aesthetic Judgement and Spatial Complexity Measure. In: , ed. Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Spatial Complexity Measure for Characterising Cellular Automata Generated 2D Patterns
Javid, Mohammad Ali Javaheri; Blackwell, Tim; Zimmer, Robert and Al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2015. Spatial Complexity Measure for Characterising Cellular Automata Generated 2D Patterns. In: , ed. Progress in Artificial Intelligence. Springer, pp. 201-212.

Resource Allocation and Dispensation Impact of Stochastic Diffusion Search on Differential Evolution Algorithm
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Bishop, Mark (J. M.) and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2012. Resource Allocation and Dispensation Impact of Stochastic Diffusion Search on Differential Evolution Algorithm. In: , ed. Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2011). 387 Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 21-40.

Social Learning and Evolution in a Structured Environment
Jones, Daniel and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2011. Social Learning and Evolution in a Structured Environment. In: Tom Lenaerts; Hugues Bersini; Mario Giacobini; Paul Bourgine; Marco Dorigo and René Doursat, eds. Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2011 Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. Massachusetts: MIT Press, pp. 380-387. ISBN 978-0-262-29714-1

An Investigation Into the use of Swarm Intelligence for an Evolutionary Algorithm Optimisation
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Bishop, Mark and Blackwell, Tim. 2011. An Investigation Into the use of Swarm Intelligence for an Evolutionary Algorithm Optimisation. In: , ed. International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Application (ECTA 2011). IJCCI.

A Sound You Can Touch, Generative Arts Practice
Blackwell, Tim M. and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2005. A Sound You Can Touch, Generative Arts Practice. In: , ed. Art work shown at Beta space, Powerhouse Museum. Sydney, Australia: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 125-133.

Tech-tiles: Exploring Texture
Blackwell, Tim M. and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2005. Tech-tiles: Exploring Texture. In: , ed. Creativity & Cognition: Proceedings 2005, 12-15 April, Goldsmiths' College, London. London: Creativity and Cognition Studios, pp. 248-252. ISBN 978-1595930255

Article

Reduced projection angles for binary tomography with particle aggregation
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2016. Reduced projection angles for binary tomography with particle aggregation. Evolutionary Intelligence, pp. 1-13. ISSN 1864-5909

Analysis of information gain and Kolmogorov complexity for structural evaluation of cellular automata configurations
Javid Javaheri, Mohammad Ali; Blackwell, Tim M.; Zimmer, Robert and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2016. Analysis of information gain and Kolmogorov complexity for structural evaluation of cellular automata configurations. Connection Science, 28(1), ISSN 0954-0091

Information-theoretic measures predict the human judgement of rhythm complexity.
de Fleurian, Remi; Blackwell, Tim M.; Ben-Tal, Oded and Müllensiefen, Daniel. 2016. Information-theoretic measures predict the human judgement of rhythm complexity. Cognitive Science, ISSN 0364-0213

Cognitive Bare Bones Particle Swarm Optimisation with Jumps
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2016. Cognitive Bare Bones Particle Swarm Optimisation with Jumps. International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR), 7(1), pp. 1-31.

Binary Tomography Reconstruction by Particle Aggregation
Blackwell, Tim M. and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2016. Binary Tomography Reconstruction by Particle Aggregation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science,

Cognitive Bare Bones Particle Swarm Optimisation with Jumps
Blackwell, Tim M. and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2016. Cognitive Bare Bones Particle Swarm Optimisation with Jumps. International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research, 7(1), pp. 1-31. ISSN 1947-9263

Correlation Between Human Aesthetic Judgement and Spatial Complexity Measure
Blackwell, Tim M. and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2016. Correlation Between Human Aesthetic Judgement and Spatial Complexity Measure. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743

Spatial Complexity Measure for Characterising Cellular Automata Generated 2D Patterns
Javid Javaheri, Mohammad Ali; Blackwell, Tim M.; Zimmer, Robert and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2015. Spatial Complexity Measure for Characterising Cellular Automata Generated 2D Patterns. Progress in Artificial Intelligence: 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8-11, 2015. Proceedings, pp. 210-212.

Information gain measure for structural discrimination of cellular automata configurations
Blackwell, Tim M.. 2015. Information gain measure for structural discrimination of cellular automata configurations. Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC), 2015 7th, pp. 47-52.

Comparing Perceptual and Computational Complexity for Short Rhythmic Patterns
Blackwell, Tim and Müllensiefen, Daniel. 2014. Comparing Perceptual and Computational Complexity for Short Rhythmic Patterns. Procedia-Social and behavioural sciences, 126, pp. 111-112.

Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks based on Bird Flocking Behaviour
Antoniou, Pavlos; Pitsillides, Andreas; Blackwell, Tim M.; Engelbrecht, Andries and Michael, Loizos. 2013. Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks based on Bird Flocking Behaviour. Computer Networks, 57(5), pp. 1167-1191. ISSN 1389-1286

Resource Allocation and Dispensation Impact of Stochastic Diffusion Search on Differential Evolution Algorithm
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Bishop, Mark (J. M.) and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2012. Resource Allocation and Dispensation Impact of Stochastic Diffusion Search on Differential Evolution Algorithm. Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimisation, Studies in Computational Intelligence, 387, pp. 21-40. ISSN 1860-949X

Information sharing impact of stochastic diffusion search on differential evolution algorithm
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Bishop, Mark (J. M.) and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2012. Information sharing impact of stochastic diffusion search on differential evolution algorithm. Memetic Computing, 4(4), pp. 327-338. ISSN 1865-9284

A Study of Collapse in Bare Bones Particle Swarm Optimization
Blackwell, Tim M.. 2011. A Study of Collapse in Bare Bones Particle Swarm Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 16(3), pp. 354-372. ISSN 1089-778X

An Investigation Into the use of Swarm Intelligence for an Evolutionary Algorithm Optimisation; The Optimisation Performance of Differential Evolution Algorithm Coupled with Stochastic Diffusion Search
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Bishop, Mark (J. M.) and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2011. An Investigation Into the use of Swarm Intelligence for an Evolutionary Algorithm Optimisation; The Optimisation Performance of Differential Evolution Algorithm Coupled with Stochastic Diffusion Search. International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Application (ECTA 2011)(3), pp. 1-6.

An Investigation into the Merger of Stochastic Diffusion Search and Particle Swarm Optimisation
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Bishop, Mark (J. M.) and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2011. An Investigation into the Merger of Stochastic Diffusion Search and Particle Swarm Optimisation. GECCO-2011: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, pp. 37-44.

Examination of Particle Tails
Blackwell, Tim M. and Bratton, Daniel. 2008. Examination of Particle Tails. Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications, 2008, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1687-6229

A Simplified Recombinant PSO
Bratton, Daniel and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2008. A Simplified Recombinant PSO. Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications, 2008, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1687-6229

Particle Swarm Optimization
Blackwell, Tim M.; Kennedy, J. and Poli, R.. 2007. Particle Swarm Optimization. Swarm Intelligence, 1(1), pp. 33-57. ISSN 19353812

Collaboration: a personal report
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. Collaboration: a personal report. CoDesign International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, 2(4), pp. 259-263. ISSN 1571-0882

Particle swarms and population diversity
Blackwell, Tim M.. 2005. Particle swarms and population diversity. Soft Computing, 9(11), pp. 793-802. ISSN 14327643

Tech-tiles
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2005. Tech-tiles. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 468-477. ISSN 0302-9743

Multi-Swarms, Exclusion and Anti-Convergence in Dynamic Environments
Blackwell, Tim M. and Branke, Juergen. 2004. Multi-Swarms, Exclusion and Anti-Convergence in Dynamic Environments. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 10(4), pp. 459-472. ISSN 1089778X

Self-Organised Music
Blackwell, Tim M. and Young, Michael W.. 2004. Self-Organised Music. Organised sound, 9(2), pp. 123-136. ISSN 1355-7718

Conference or Workshop Item

Information gain measure for structural discrimination of cellular automata configurations
Javid, Mohammad Ali Javaheri; Blackwell, Tim; Zimmer, Robert and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2015. 'Information gain measure for structural discrimination of cellular automata configurations'. In: Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC), 2015 7th. Essex, United Kingdom.

Bare Bones Particle Swarms with Jumps
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2012. 'Bare Bones Particle Swarms with Jumps'. In: ANTS 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Brussels, Belgium.

An investigation into the merger of stochastic diffusion search and particle swarm optimisation
al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Bishop, Mark John and Blackwell, Tim. 2011. 'An investigation into the merger of stochastic diffusion search and particle swarm optimisation'. In: Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation. Dublin, United Kingdom.

Employing the flocking behavior of birds for controlling congestion in autonomous decentralized networks
Antoniou, Pavlos; Pitsillides, Andreas; Blackwell, Tim M. and Engelbrecht, Andries. 2009. 'Employing the flocking behavior of birds for controlling congestion in autonomous decentralized networks'. In: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. Trondheim, Norway.

When is a swarm necessary?
Blackwell, Tim M. and Richer, T.. 2006. 'When is a swarm necessary?'. In: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. UNDEFINED 7/1/2006.

Project

A sound you can touch
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. A sound you can touch.

Show/Exhibition

Uneasy Spaces
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. Uneasy Spaces. In: "Uneasy Spaces", University of Plymouth, 80 Washington Square, New York, United States, September 12 –November 1.

Process Revealed
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. Process Revealed. In: "Process Revealed: An exhibition of generative and digital works", Artpool artspace and research centre, Budapest, Hungary.

Other

Swarm Techtiles: swarming with micro-texture
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. Swarm Techtiles: swarming with micro-texture. UNSPECIFIED.

Woven Sound
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. Woven Sound. UNSPECIFIED.