Adam is interested in the development of Aritificial Intelligence and Machine Learning approaches with applications in Engineering, in particular focused on reducing emissions and improving safety. In particular he is interested in Reinforcement Learning in Continuous Environments, Evolutionary Computation and Machine Learning in scenarios where we don't fully understand the underlying physics.
Currently he is on secondment at The Alan Turing Institute (80%) as Director for the Data-Centric Engineering Programme. This programme is core funded by Lloyd's Register Foundation with a focus on developing and using AI to benefit safety and decarbonise engineering, to help train the work force of tomorrow and to help change policy.
He also acts as Non-Executive Director of Theyr Ltd, a Metocean Data and Voyage Optimisation Software supplier.
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Professor Adam is Chair of Data-Centric Engineering the Maritime Engineering Group. He completed his MEng in Aerospace Engineering with Astronautics in 2006 before moving to the Maritime Engineering group to do a PhD in Concurrent Engineering in the Context of the Composite Leisure Boatbuilding Industry in 2010. He joined the group as a Research Fellow in 2009 to lead the LR/MoD Centre of Excellence in Marine Structures before moving to LRET funding to explore the use of Multi-Level Selection mechanisms within Evolutionary Computation. Between 2014-2017 he was a visiting Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing before returning to take up a lectureship at the University of Southampton 2018, Associate Professor 2020 and Professorship 2022. He received the Royal Institute of Naval Architects Jeom Paik award for best Paper on Structures under 30 in 2015 for work related to improving Structural Safety of Composite Ships. He is currently an Editor of Data-Centric Engineering and Associate Editor of Ship and Offshore Structures. He is also the Director of the Centre of Excellence of Data-centric Engineering for Clean Oceans at the University of Southampton, bringing together experts from across the University to provide a real world difference in decarbonisation.
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