Paul Lapok


Paul Lapok is a Researcher and member of the Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems (CAVES) which is a research group within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. He has an MSc in Computing which focused on Software Development and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering which specialised in Computer-Aided Engineering. He worked in the automotive industry as developer and designer of mechanical and mechatronic systems. He has experience in multi-body simulation, flow simulation, Finite Element Analysis, and Computer-Aided Design.

Paul is currently working on several research projects involving the development of advanced software and systems, including desktop, mobile, web, distributed, and embedded systems. In addition to software development, his expertise includes feasibility studies, technical consulting, and system architecture design.

Within CAVES, Paul’s research concentrates on solving design and optimisation problems using Bio-Inspired Computing. This includes the design of software and procedures for the optimisation of complex schedules. For his PhD research, Paul is investigating approaches for the autonomous design and development of Mechanical Systems by Computers.

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  • Bio-inspired Computing
    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.
  • Interactive Graphics and Simulation
  • Software Systems
    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.
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    PhD Project Involvement

    Paul Lapok (PhD 2015-)
    Evolving mechanical systems with bio-inspired computing for mechanical design.
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    Recent Publications

    Lapok, P., Reinert, J., El-Hamoumi, A. (2016). Detection device for detecting mechanical functional states of a motor vehicle lock. PCT/EP2014/062984, International: , Espacenet, USPTO, SIPO.

    Lapok, P. (2015). Drive assembly for a motor vehicle component. DE102013108718, Wuppertal, Germany: , DPMA.

    Lapok, P., El-Hamoumi, A., Reinert, J., Bogorats, A. (2015). Drive component of a drive train of a motor vehicle lock. DE102013109243, Wuppertal, Germany: , DPMA.

    Lapok, P., Reinert, J., El-Hamoumi, A. (2014). Detection means for the detection of mechanical function states of a motor vehicle lock. DE102013106398, Wuppertal, Germany: , DPMA.

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