School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Alan Wood

Honorary Research Fellow (Specialist Researcher @ ARC-Plant Health and Protection)

Dr Ezugwu’s research interests are mainly in optimization, machine learning, deep learning, nature and biologically inspired algorithms and artificial intelligence, with a particular interest in computational intelligence and (meta) heuristics solutions to real-world global optimization problems.  

He has published more than 50 papers in reputed venues including Knowledge-based Systems, Expert System with Application, Future Generation Computer Systems, Neural Computing and Applications, and Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. He is a reviewer to several high impact factor journals such as Expert System with Application, Applied Soft Computing, IEEE Access, and Artificial intelligence in medicine. He has graduated several postgraduate students. 

Research interests

  • Biological control of alien invasive plants using fungi 
  • Invasion biology
  • Plant pathogen interactions at macro-and microscopic scales
  • Rust fungi (Pucciniales) taxonomy  

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