Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems

In July 2014 CEC and CISS merged to form CAVES. The new Centre brings together researchers working in a number of areas, bringing new synergies and opportunities for cross-disciplinary working. Our research is centred around the following thematic areas:Computer Games, including Augmented Reality...

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Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems


The Bio-Inspired Algorithms group within the Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems is a large and thriving group with interests in nature-inspired computing that include Evolutionary Computing, Hyper-Heuristics, Artificial Immune Systems and Swarm Intelligence.
Information visualisation is the use of enhanced Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to communicate and interact with complex data sets such as social networks, multiattribute tables, and financial data. Pages of text and numbers are not the most effective way to communicate or understand information.
The institute's expertise in software engineering encompasses the entire development lifecycle, and we focus on developing the approaches and tools to improve the engineering process of both emerging and widely used software systems.