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Institute of Applied Data Science


Professor Simon Lucas

Simon Lucas

Professor and Head of School & Turing Fellow

Department School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
 Peter Landin, CS 311
Tel +44 20 7882 5989


Game AI Research, reinforcement learning, evolutionary algorithms, combinatorial bandit algorithms


His research involves developing and applying computational intelligence techniques to build better game AI, use AI to design better games, provide deep insights into the nature of intelligence and work towards Artificial General Intelligence.


Grants of specific relevance to Applied Data Science
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence (IGGI)
Tanaka A, Perez-Liebana D, Ursu MF, Colton S, Cairns PA, Latham W, Kruschwitz U, Bartle RA, Lucas SM and Gow J
£5,592,701 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (31-03-2014 - 29-09-2022)