Universiy of Leeds logoAnna Kononova

Marie Curie EST Research Fellow

Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics




Anna Kononova

Room 3.28, SPEME, Houldsworth Building

Office: +44 (0) 113 343 2481, Mobile: +44 781 2936432

University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, Leeds, UK

E-mail:    pmak@leeds.ac.uk ,   annk2000@mail.ru

Education

November 2006 – Today

· PhD candidate (Memetic Computing in Chemical Kinetics) at the Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds; expected discussion of the thesis – October 2009; supervised by Prof M. Pourkashanian, Prof D. B. Ingham

September 1999 – June 2004

· Master Degree (with Honours) in Applied Mathematics obtained from YaroslavlState University, Russia. Thesis: Optimization of One Compound Unreliable System; Supervisor Prof. A. V. Uglanov

Summers 2003 – 2005

· Jyväskylä Summer Schools, Finland, 31 ECTS

Languages

· Russian

Native speaker

· English

TOEFL score 270 (June 2006),  Technical Interpreter Certificate (June 1999)

· Italian

Fair

· German

Basic

Grants and Awards

June 2008

· Student Travel Grant for CEC2008, IEEE CIS

May 2008

· Walter Karplus Award, IEEE CIS

November 2006 – September 2009

· EST Marie Curie Research Fellowship

May 2006

· Grant by Russian Foundation for Basic Research,  «On Analysis in Locally Convex Spaces» (06-01-00838)

November 2004 – November 2005

· Grant by Federal Agency of Education of Russian Federation, «New Methods of Stochastic Optimization»

February 2002 – July 2004

·  3 times winner of yearly grants from the Education Fund by Vladimir Potanin (Russia)

Work Experience

February 2008 – May 2008

· Tutor for the undergraduate course on Engineering Mathematics (Statistics, 16 hours), Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds

November 2006 – Today

· Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds

November 2005 – September 2006

· Software engineer with «Ulter Systems» (now "Confirmit", www.confirmit.ru)

February 2005 – July 2006

· Assistant lecturer in «Probability and Mathematical Statistics» with the Faculty of Mathematics, YaroslavlState University

August 2002 – October 2005

· IT consulter, programmer  with «Company Sbis» (www.sbis.ru )

February 2004 – April 2004

· Research project «Stochastic Control of the Population in Quasi-Genetic Algorithms» with Technical University of Bari, Italy

 

Publications (Refereed Papers)

 

[1] A. V. Kononova, A. V. Uglanov. To Optimization of Unreliable Systems”, in Proceedings of WSEAS International Conference in Applied Mathematics, paper number 488-288, pp. 17–19, August 2004.

 

[2] F. Neri, A. V. Kononova, G. Delvecchio, M. Sylos Labini, A. V. Uglanov. A Hierarchical Evolutionary Algorithm with Noisy Fitness in Structural Optimisation Problems” in F. Rothlauf et al. eds. Application of Evolutionary Computation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3449, pp. 610–616, Springer, April 2005.

 

[3] F. Neri, A. V. Kononova, G. Delvecchio, M. Sylos Labini, A. V. Uglanov, “A Hierarchical Evolutionary Algorithm with Uncertain Fitness and Decision Space Restriction in Structural Optimization Problems”, GESTS International Transaction on Computer Science and Engineering, Volume 7, Number 1, pp. 39–50,  Sunjin Publishing Co., May 2005.

 

[4] F. Neri, A. V. Kononova. “The Role of the Population Size in “Quasi-Genetic” Algorithms”, GESTS International Transaction on Computer Science and Engineering, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 61–72, Sunjin Publishing Co., June 2005.

 

[5] A. V. Kononova, A. V. Uglanov, F. Neri, I. Semoushin, “Analysis of one Complex Unreliable System”, in M. Sobolewski and P. Ghodous eds., Next Generation Concurrent Engineering. Smart and Concurrent Integration of Product Data, Services and Control, International Society for Productivity Enhancement, ISPE Volume 1, pp. 397–400,  Ft. Worth (USA), July 2005.

 

[6] A. V. Kononova, “A Survey on Probabilistic High Order Model Building Genetic Algorithms”, in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Optimization Problems in Engineering, pp. 9-17, ISBN 5-88610-081-4, Yaroslavl’, 17-22 December, 2005.

 

[7] F. Neri, G. L. Cascella, N. Salvatore, A. V. Kononova, G. Acciani, “Prudent-Daring vs. Tolerant Survivor Selection Schemes in Control Design of Electric Drives”, in F. Rothlauf et al. eds. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, April 2006 for the 3d European Works on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments, Volume 3907, pp. 805-809, Springer, April 2006.

 

[8] A. V. Kononova, K. J. Hughes, M. Pourkashanian, D. B. Ingham, “Fitness Diversity based Adaptive Memetic Algorithm for Solving Inverse Problems of Chemical Kinetics”, Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Special Session on Memetic Algorithms, Singapore, pp. 2366–2373, September 2007.

[9] A. V. Kononova, M. Pourkashanian, D. B.Ingham, “Scheduled Memetic Algorithm for the Optimisation of a Chemical Kinetics Reaction Mechanisms”, in P. Neittaanmäki, J. Periaux, T. Tuovinen, eds., Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimisation and Control, Series of Handbooks on Theory and Engineering Applications of Computational Methods, pp. 267–272, Barcelona, Spain: CIMNE, November 2008.

[10] A. V. Kononova, D. B. Ingham, M. Pourkashanian “Simple Scheduled Memetic Algorithm for Inverse Problems in Higher Dimensions: Application to Chemical Kinetics”, Proceedings of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Special Session on Memetic AlgorithmsHong Kong, pp. 3906–3913, June 2008.

[11] A. Caponio, A. V. Kononova, F. Neri, “Differential Evolution with Scale Factor Local Search for Large Scale Problems”, in Y. Tenne, C.-K. Goh, eds. Computational Intelligence in Expensive Optimization Problems, Springer Series Studies in Evolutionary Learning and Optimization (ELO), Springer, 2009. (accepted)

Research Interests

· Large Scale Optimisation Problems, Memetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Computation, Probability, Reliability.

Research Experience

· IEEE student member (April 2004today)

· Reviewer for the 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation

· Reviewer for the Soft Computing Journal, Springer, Special Issue on Emerging Trends in Soft Computing – Memetic Algorithms

· Reviewer for the International Journal of Systems Science, Taylor & Francis

· Reviewer for ASME Turbo Expo 2008

· Member of the Scientific Programm Committee of the Special Session on Memetic Algorithms, the 2008 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Hong Kong

· Member of the Programm Committee of the 6th European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments, EvoSTOC 2009 (within EvoStar 2009), Tübingen, Germany, 15-17 April 2009

· Reviewer for Memetic Computing Journal, Springer

· Member of the Programm Committee of the 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Trondheim, Norway, 18-21 May 2009

· Member of the Programm Committee of the Special Session on Memetic Algorithms for Hard to Solve Problems, the 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Trondheim, Norway, 18-21 May 2009

· Member of the Programm Committee of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, track BioComputing & Complex Adaptive Systems: From Theory to Practice, Norway, 18-21 May 2009

· Reviewer for Inverse Problems in Science & Engineering, Taylor & Francis

· Reviewer for the 4th International Symposium on Intelligent Computatyion and Applications, ISICA-2009

· Member of the Programm Committee of the 7th European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments, EvoSTOC 2010 (within EvoStar 2010), Istanbul, Turkey, 7-9 April 2010

Other conferences

· Fundamentals and Techniques in Applicable Fluid Dynamics, Centre for CFD, University of Leeds, September 2007

· 19th Sustainable Energy Marie Curie Research Fellowships Conference, CMT-Motores Termicos, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, October 2007, presentation "Advanced Computational Intelligence Techniques for Refining Emission Predictions via Chemical Kinetics Modelling".

·ERRI Research Colloquia, SPEME, University of Leeds, presentation "Using Evolutionary Computation Techniques for Enhancing Models for Chemical Kinetics", April 2008.

 

July  2009