A slice of my brain, courtesy of Royal Holloway's fMRI scanner.
My research interests include evolutionary programming and cognitive modelling.
- R.Ll. Smith, F. Gobet, and P.C.R. Lane. Checking Chess Checks with Chunks: A Model of Simple Check Detection. In Proceedings of The Ninth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, 2009. [preprint pdf] [poster ppt].
- R.Ll. Smith, P.C.R. Lane, and F. Gobet. Modelling the Relationship between Visual Short-Term Memory Capacity and Recall Ability. In Proceedings of The Second European Modelling Symposium, 2008. [preprint pdf]
- P.C.R. Lane, F. Gobet and R.Ll. Smith. Attention mechanisms in the CHREST cognitive architecture. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Attention in Cognitive Systems, 2008. [abstract html] [paper url (paywall)]
- R.Ll. Smith, F. Gobet, and P.C.R. Lane. An Investigation into the Effect of Ageing on Expert Memory with CHREST. In Proceedings of The Seventh UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, 2007. [preprint pdf]
- R.Ll. Smith. Genetic Programming and Domain Knowledge in Hierarchical Multi-Classification. PhD thesis, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2006. [full text ps]
I was working on the CHREST cognitive architecture (Chunk Hierarchy and REtrieval STructures) as a Research Fellow in the Psychology Department at Brunel University between 2007 and 2009. For more details, see the official CHREST website (which I was previously the webmaster for) or the Wikipedia entry.
I did my PhD at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (as it was called then), in the Computational Biology Group, Computer Science Dept.