Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Johannes F. Knabe
Adaptive Systems / BioComputation Research Groups
Science and Technology Research Institute
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB
United Kingdom

Personal contact data
Home address
8 Wilkins Green Terrace
St Albans, Herts
United Kingdom
Villemombler Str. 25
+49 (0)228 6294690
Full name
Johannes Florian Knabe
Web page

Work experience
April 2006 - now
Visiting lecturer in the University of Hertfordshire's School of Computer Science: Teaching, supervision of final year students, marking various exams, assistance in conference organisation
April 2005 - June 2005
Placement (internship) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems, team Intelligent Dynamics
April 2004 - July 2004
Teaching assistant (Tutor) for the lecture Theoretical Computer Science
April 2003 - July 2003
Teaching assistant (Tutor) for the lecture Programming in Logic
October 2000 - August 2001
Alternative civilian service at German Youth Hostel Association (instead of military service)
August 1998 - June 2000
Self-employed, database systems and web page developer

October 2005 - June 2009
PhD in Computer Sciece, at the Adaptive Systems and BioComputation Research Groups, Science and Technology Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire, UK. (Details available, e.g. research focus.)
August 2003 - December 2003
Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. (Semester abroad, supported by the EU's Erasmus exchange programme)
October 2001 - March 2005
Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany. Degree: BSc in Cognitive Science. Grade: Excellent with distinction. (Details available, e.g. areas of emphasis and courses.)
1991 - June 2000
Helmholtz Gymnasium Hilden. Degree: Abitur (University-entrance diploma, A-levels)

August 5-8, 2008
ALife XI, Eleventh International Conference on Artificial Life. Oral presentation of Evolution and Morphogenesis of Differentiated Multicellular Organisms: Autonomously Generated Diffusion Gradients for Positional Information.
June 1-6, 2008
CEC 2008, Congress on Evolutionary Computation, part of IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence. Oral presentation of Regulation of Gene Regulation - Smooth Binding with Dynamic Affinity affects Evolvability.
October 1-6, 2007
ICSB 2007, 8th Int. Conference on Systems Biology. Co-organisation of the tutorial Genetic Algorithms and their Application to the Artificial Evolution of Genetic Regulatory Networks (slides are available) and presentation of a poster with an overview of my research especially focusing on biologists, entitled "In silico Evolution of Biological Clocks with Genetic Regulatory Networks". Supported by an International Travel Grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
August 29-31, 2007
IPCAT, 7th int. workshop on Information Processing in Cells And Tissues. Oral presentation of Unruly Motifs - No Convergent Evolution of Network Topologies.
April 1-5, 2007
IEEE-ALife'07, the 1st IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life. Oral presentation of work on The Essential Motif That Wasn't There: Topological and Lesioning Analysis of Evolved Genetic Regulatory Networks. Supported by an IEEE Travel Grant.
July 26-28, 2006
GWAL-7, the 7th German Workshop on Artificial Life. Oral presentation of work on Evolutionary Robustness of Differentiation in Genetic Regulatory Networks.
June 3-7, 2006
ALifeX 2006 conference. Oral presentation of work on "Evolving Biological Clocks using Genetic Regulatory Networks".
April 8-10, 2005
RoboCup German Open 2005. Humanoid demonstration game, team Brainstormers Osnabrueck, with modified RoboSapien robots.
June 27 - July, 3, 2004
RoboCup International Competition. 2D Simulation, team Brainstormers Osnabrueck, runner-up.
April 14-16, 2004
Attendee at 6th German Workshop on Artificial Life (GWAL-6)
March 18-24, 2004
Presentation of our project SpamStop at the computer fair CeBit 2004.
March 7-14, 2003
Attendee at summer school Interdisciplinary College 2003, focus theme: Applications, Brains & Computers.
March 1-8, 2002
Attendee at summer school Interdisciplinary College 2002, focus theme: Autonomy and Emotion.