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Dr Meinwen Taylor

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Meinwen Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and the BEng Programme Leader at Treforest.

An initial BEng degree eventually led, via various jobs, to a PhD in Evolutionary Computation and Experimental Design which initially led to research interests in evolutionary computation, especially small population genetic algorithms. Meinwen has also published papers in quality management. Currently Meinwen is undertaking pedagogic research in the area of assessment and student feedback methods.

With almost twenty years of lecturing experience, current teaching areas include Manufacturing Systems, Project Management, project supervision and co-ordination upto postgraduate level. Currently an External Examiner for two other universities, past posts include acting as a Moderator for Cesine, Santander.

Meinwen is also a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


BAICHER, G.S., TAYLOR, M. AND ROWLANDS, H. 2005“A comparative study of finite word length coefficient optimization of FIR digital filters”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC–05), Changsha, Hunan, China. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3612, pp 877-882, 27-29 August 2005.

BAICHER, G.S., ROWLANDS, H. AND TAYLOR, M. 2005 “Optimisation of non-uniform multirate filter banks through evolutionary algorithms”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference (DCDIS–05), Watam press, Guelph, Canada. pp 348-352, 27-29 July 2005.

ROWLAND-JONES, R., PRYDE, M., CRESSER, M. 2005. An evaluation of current environmental management systems as indicators of environmental performance. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 16 (3), pp. 211-219.

JONES, L., TAYLOR, M., TUBB, C. 2004.; The AAA Model of software agency: Technical report SCE 001/04. University of Wales, Newport. ISBN 1 899 274 29 4

JONES, R.R., PRYDE, M., CRESSER, M. 2003, Beyond Environmental Management Systems. 13th World Congress on Total Quality, Mumbai, India. January 2003.

PRYDE, M., ROWLANDS, H. 1997. GAEVO – Genetic Algorithms with Evolutionary Operation. First European Conference on Intelligent Management Systems in Operations. Salford, 25-26 March, 1997.

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