On 18 February, Stefano Nichele completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Gunnar Tufte has supervised his PhD work at the Computer Architecture and Design (CARD) research group. Co-supervisors have been Professor Helge Langseth and Adjunct Associate Professor Jørn Amundsen.
The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Professor Andrew M. Tyrell (University of York, UK), Associate Professor Kyrre Harald Glette (University of Oslo, Norway), and Professor Keith Downing (NTNU). Keith Downing was also the administrator of the assessment committee.
Stefano's trial lecture was titled: The Coevolution of robot controllers (“brains”) and morphologies (“bodies”) - challenges and opportunities (pdf)
He defended his PhD thesis:
Evolvability, Complexity and Scalability of Cellular Evolutionary and Developmental Systems (pdf)