Willingness to take PhD students
Christine Zarges's research is centred around nature-inspired algorithms, in particular (but not limited to) artificial immune systems and evolutionary algorithms. While evolutionary algorithms are inspired by natural evolution, artificial immune systems are built after the immune system of vertebrates.
Dr Zarges is interested in both theoretical and practical aspects of such algorithms in different areas of application. She is happy to supervise projects that fall into the broad area of natural computation and computational intelligence. Previous knowledge in this area is an advantage to applicants but not a necessity. Possible topics include:
Artificial immune systems in dynamic environments
Artificial immune systems for classification problems
Evaluation of algorithms for the vertex cover problems
Development and evaluation of nature-inspired algorithms
Computational intelligence in games