Dr Tim Blackwell

Staff details

Position Senior 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Blackwell, Tim M. and Kennedy, James. 2019. Impact of communication topology in particle swarm optimization. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 23(4), pp. 689-702. ISSN 1089-778X

al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2016. Reduced projection angles for binary tomography with particle aggregation. Evolutionary Intelligence, 9(3), pp. 67-79. ISSN 1864-5909

Javaheri Javid, Mohammed Ali; Blackwell, Tim M.; Zimmer, Robert and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2016. Correlation Between Human Aesthetic Judgement and Spatial Complexity Measure. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9596, pp. 79-91. ISSN 0302-9743

Blackwell, Tim M. and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2016. Binary Tomography Reconstruction by Particle Aggregation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9597, pp. 754-769. ISSN 0302-9743

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(2), pp. 155-170. ISSN 0954-0091

Müllensiefen, Daniel; Blackwell, Tim M. and de Fleurian, Remi. 2016. Information-Theoretic Measures Predict the Human Judgment of Rhythm Complexity. Cognitive Science, 41(3), pp. 800-813. ISSN 0364-0213

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Project

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

Show/Exhibition

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.

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

Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. Swarm Techtiles: swarming with micro-texture. UNSPECIFIED.

Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2005. Woven Sound. UNSPECIFIED.