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Mr Marek Rucinski

  • A225, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • +44 1752 584908


Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (RobotDoc ITN)


2010-present MPhil/PhD in Computing, Communications and Electronics
School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Plymouth
2008-2009 Young Graduate Trainee
Advanced Concepts Team
Institutional Matters and Strategic Studies Office
European Space Agency
2007 MSc degree
Faculty of Computer Science and Management
Poznań University of Technology
Specialisation: Intelligent Decision Support Systems

Research interests

I'm interested in mathematical cognition, developmental cognitive robotics, and embodied modelling. At the moment I am working on modelling number-space associations in the iCub humanoid robot.

D. Izzo, M. Rucinski, F. Biscani (2012), The Generalized Island Model. In F. F. de Vega, J. I. Hidalgo Perez & J. Lanchares (Eds.), Parallel Architectures and Bioinspired Algorithms (Vol. 415, pp. 151-169). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

M. Rucinski (2011), Robotic Models of Mathematical Cognition, In A. Wisniewska et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Science – Passion, Mission, Responsibilities – Marie Curie Researchers Symposium (pp. 61).

M. Rucinski, A. Cangelosi, T. Belpaeme (2011), An Embodied Developmental Robotic Model of Interactions between Numbers and Space, In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 237-242). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

F. Stramandinoli, M. Rucinski, J. Znajdek, K. J. Rohlfing, A. Cangelosi (2011), From Sensorimotor Knowledge to Abstract Symbolic Representations, Procedia Computer Science, vol. 7 (pp. 269-271).

M. Rucinski, D. Izzo, F. Biscani (2010), On the impact of the migration topology on the Island Model, Parallel Computing 36(10-11): 555-571.

G. Healy, P. Wilkins, A.F. Smeaton, D. Izzo, M. Rucinski, C. Ampatzis, E. Moraud, Curiosity Cloning: Neural Modelling for Image Analysis, Ariadna Final Report, Advanced Concepts Team, European Space Agency, 2010.

A. F. Smeaton, P. Wilkins, G. Healy, C. Ampatzis, M. Rucinski, D. Izzo, Neurological modeling of what experts vs. non-experts find interesting, Neuroscience 2009, 17-21/10/2009, Conference proceedings

C. Ampatzis, D. Izzo, M. Rucinski, F. Biscani, ALife in the Galapagos: migration effects on neuro-controller design., Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life ECAL 2009, 13-16/09/2009

G. Pawlak, M. Rucinski, Single Machine Re-entrant Jobs Scheduling in the Car Factory Paint Shop, The 4th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications MISTA09, 10-12/08/2009, Conference proceedings

D. Izzo, L. Rossini, M. Rucinski, C. Ampatzis, G. Healy, P. Wilkins, A. Smeaton, A. Yazdani, T. Ebrahimi, Curiosity Cloning: Neural Analysis of Scientific Knowledge, The IJCAI-09/SMC-IT-09/IWPSS-09 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Space, 17-18/07/2009, Conference proceedings

D. Izzo, M. Rucinski, C. Ampatzis, Parallel Global Optimisation Meta-Heuristics Using an Asynchronous Island-Model, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2009, 18-21/05/2009, Conference proceedings, pages 2301-2308.

M. Rucinski, Curiosity Cloning Image Viewer User’s Manual, ACT Technical Report (CCIVUM01), Advanced Concepts Team, European Space Agency, 2008.

G. Pawlak, M. Rucinski, Vehicle Scheduling in the Car Factory Paint Shop, German-Polish Workshop on Computational Biology, Scheduling and Machine Learning ICOLE 2008, 9-13/06/2008, Conference proceedings, pages 54-57, IfI Technical Report Series, IfI-08-06

G. Pawlak, M. Rucinski, M. Płaza, P. Piechowiak, Local Search Algorithm for the Car Sequencing Problem, report of the 6ème congrès de la société Française de Recherche Opérationelle et d'Aide à la Décision ROADEF’05, 14-16/02/2005, Conference proceedings, pages 37-38

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