University of the West of England


Prof. Andrew Adamatzky

Professor of Unconventional Computing and Head of the Unconventional Computing Laboratory

Prof. Andrew Adamatzky is Professor of Unconventional Computing and Head of the Unconventional Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science. He does research in molecular computing, reaction-diffusion computing, collision-based computing, cellular automata, slime mould computing, massive parallel computation, applied mathematics, complexity, nature-inspired optimisation, collective intelligence and robotics, bionics, computational psychology, non-linear science, novel hardware, and future and emergent computation.

He authored seven books, mostly notable are `Reaction-Diffusion Computing’, `Dynamics of Crow Minds’, `Physarum Machines’, and edited twenty-two books in computing, most notable are `Collision Based Computing’, `Game of Life Cellular Automata’, `Memristor Networks’; he also produced a series of influential artworks published in the atlas `Silence of Slime Mould’. He is founding editor-in-chief of ‘J of Cellular Automata’ and “ J of Unconventional Computing’ and editor-in-chief of “J Parallel, Emergent, Distributed Systems’ and ‘Parallel Processing Letters’.



Prof. Larry Bull

Professor of Artificial Intelligence Department of Computer Science

Prof. Larry Bull is Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies. His main research interest is evolution, the computational modelling of natural systems and its use in artificial systems. The latter involves his interest in exploiting AI directly in physical space through 3D printing, particularly for green energy applications.




Dr. Michail-Antisthenis Tsompanas

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Michail-Antisthenis Tsompanas received a bachelor’s, master’s degree and a doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He has several years of experience in modelling biological processes, conventional and unconventional computing, with publications in high impact scientific journals. His main research interests regard unconventional and bio-inspired computations, modelling and simulation, electronic systems design, Cellular Automata theory and applications.