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Alexander Wild

Lancaster University

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Lancaster

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Researcher in automated code synthesis, the field of writing a program to write other programs. The goal would be to have a non-programmer user submit examples of what they wanted the program to accomplish and receive full programs, with source code in a standard humanly-used programming language. Our approach revolves around combining Deep Learning's pattern recognition capabilities with genetic programing's ability to explore program space, to overcome the limitations of both fields.

I also collaborate with the Linguistics department on Fake News and disinformation research, with a focus on hostile state-actor interference in democratic processes such as elections and referenda.

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