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In Summer 2009, I supervised Jianhua Shao's summer project as part of UCD's ODCSSS programme. Jian wrote software implementing a novel approach to evolutionary music, in which interactive grammatical evolution was used to create a mapping from gestural inputs (from the mouse or a Wii remote) to midi outputs. Our paper (Shao, McDermott, O'Neill, and Brabazon, 2010, "Jive: A Generative, Interactive, Virtual, Evolutionary Music System") won the EvoMUSART best paper award. Details of the project are available here.

2009-2010 I supervised Caoileann Appleby's masters project in computational linguistics. Caoileann studied the evolution of word order using an Optimality Theory model.