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Dr Simon O'Keefe

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York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis
University of York
YO10 5GH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325375
Fax: +44 (0)1904 325599
Office: RCH/329
Email username: simon.okeefe
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Brief CV:okeefe_CV_2013.pdf

I am a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York.

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Career Outline

1986 BA University of Cambridge
1987 MSc Operational Research University of Lancaster
1987-1992 Operational Research Analyst HM Customs & Excise
1993 MSc Information Processing University of York
1998 PhD Computer Science University of York
1998-1999 RA, Department of Computer Science University of York
1999-present Lecturer in Computer Science University of York

Research interests

My primary research interest is the study of neural networks and their application to a variety of problems. I have been involved in a number of projects in this area, including: I also have an interest in the use of unconventional techniques for the implementation of computation, incluing the use of reaction diffusion systems and simple mechanical systems.


Publication data are available on the Univesity Research Database.

External positions

Administrative Responsibilities

Previous responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities

2014/15 teaching:


Previous teaching included:

And before that, modules on computer systems, computer architecture, networking and distributed systems.

PhD supervision

I have supervised PhD students in a number of areas.



Previous PhD students (some were co-supervisions):

* withdrew


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