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Prof Martyn Amos

Professor

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Martyn Amos I was born in Hexham, and brought up in Heddon-on-the-Wall, just west of Newcastle. I studied Computer Science at Coventry University (which included a placement year working on security for the Ministry of Defence), before gaining my Ph.D. in DNA Computing from the University of Warwick. I then held a Leverhulme Special (early career) Fellowship at the University of Liverpool, before obtaining my first permanent academic post (a joint lectureship in bioinformatics at Liverpool, between Computer Science and Biology). In 2002 I took up a lectureship in bioinformatics at the University of Exeter. I moved to Manchester Metropolitan University in the summer of 2006; I started at MMU as a Senior Lecturer, was promoted to Reader in 2010, and then to Professor in 2012. In 2018, I returned to my North-Eastern roots, and took up my position at Northumbria.

www.martynamos.com

 

Campus Address

Ellison Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 18ST

Qualifications

  • Computer Science BSc (Hons) September 19 2025
  • Computer Science PhD September 03 1997

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Turing test for crowds, Webster, J., Amos, M. 22 Jul 2020, In: Royal Society Open Science
  • Solving Sudoku with Ant Colony Optimization, Lloyd, H., Amos, M. 1 Sep 2020, In: IEEE Transactions on Games
  • The Future of Evacuation Drills: Assessing and Enhancing Evacuee Performance, Gwynne, S., Amos, M., Kinateder, M., Benichou, N., Boyce, K., van der Wal, N., Ronchi, E. 1 Sep 2020, In: Safety Science
  • A Glossary for Research on Human Crowd Dynamics, Adrian, J., Amos, M., Bode, N., Baratchi, M., Beermann, M., Boltes, M., Corbetta, A., Dezecache, G., Drury, J., Fu, Z., Geraerts, R., Gwynne, S., Hofinger, G., Hunt, A., Kanters, T., Kneidl, A., Konya, K., Köster, G., Küpper, M., Michalareas, G., Neville, F., Ntontis, E., Reicher, S., Ronchi, E., Schadschneider, A., Seyfried, A., Shipman, A., Sieben, A., Spearpoint, M., Sullivan, G., Templeton, A., Toschi, F., Yücel, Z., Zanlungo, F., Zuriguel, I., Van Der Wal, N., Van Schadewijk, F., Von Krüchten, C., Wijermans, N. 31 Mar 2019, In: Collective Dynamics
  • Dynamical task switching in cellular computers, Goni-Moreno, A., de la Cruz, F., Rodriguez-Paton, A., Amos, M. 26 Jan 2019, In: Life
  • Pathways to cellular supremacy in biocomputing, Grozinger, L., Amos, M., Gorochowski, T., Carbonell, P., Oyarzun, D., Stoof, R., Fellermann, H., Zuliani, P., Tas, H., Goñi-Moreno, A. Dec 2019, In: Nature Communications
  • Scaling Techniques for Parallel Ant Colony Optimization on Large Problem Instances, Peake, J., Amos, M., Yiapanis, P., Lloyd, H. 13 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO '19), New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • SimFection, Carolan, K., Verran, J., Amos, M., Crossley, M., Redfern, J., Whitton, N., Louttit, D. 15 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Biological Education
  • Solving Nurikabe with Ant Colony Optimization, Amos, M., Crossley, M., Lloyd, H. 13 Jul 2019, GECCO 2019 Companion - Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • Void Reduction in Self-Healing Swarms, Eliot, N., Kendall, D., Brockway, M., Moon, A., Amos, M. Jul 2019, ALIFE 2019, London, The MIT Press

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Jamie Webster A Turing Test for Crowds Start: 01/02/2019


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