Journal Papers:

* R. Loughran, A. Agapitos, A. Kattan, A. Brabazon and M. O’Neill (2017), ‘Feature selection for speaker verification using genetic programming.’ Evolutionary Intelligence, 1-21.

* R. Loughran and M. O’Neill (2017) ‘Limitations from Assumptions in Generative Music Evaluation’, Journal of Creative Music Systems, 2(1).

Agapitos, *R. Loughran, M.Nicolau, A. Brabazon and M. O’Neill ‘A Survey of Statistical Machine Learning in Genetic Programming’, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (accepted for publication)

* R. Loughran and M. O’Neill (2018) ‘Evolutionary Music: Applying Evolutionary Computation to the Art of Creating Music’, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (under review)

Book Chapters:

* R. Loughran ‘Grammatical Evolution and Creativity’, in The Handbook of Grammatical Evolution, C. Ryan, M.O’Neill, J.J. Collins, Spinger DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78717-6 (pp. 341-336)

Conference Proceedings:

The majority of these presentations accompany a peer-reviewed publication. Please feel free to contact me or check out my ResearchGate page for more details:


‘Is Computational Creativity Domain General?’, in International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), Salamanca, June 2018.

‘Serendipity in Melodic Self-organising Fitness’, in AISB Symposium: Cybernetic Serendipity Reimagined. Liverpool, February 2018.


“Application Domains Considered in Computational Creativity” at ICCC, Atlanta, June 2017. Accompanying Appendix: CCAppendix2

“‘My Little ChucKy’: Towards Live-coding with Grammatical Evolution” at MuMe, Atlanta, June 2017.

“Clustering Agents for the Evolution of Autonomous Musical Fitness” at EvoMUSART, Amsterdam, April 20th 2017.


“When The Means Justifies the End: Why We Must Evaluate on More than Mere Output” at HORSE2016, London, September 19th 2016, (invited talk).

“Report on MusTWork2016” at ISSTA Conference, Derry, September 8th 2016.

“The Popular Critic: Evolving Melodies with Popularity Driven Fitness” at Musical Metacreation (MuMe), Paris,  June 27th 2016

“Generative Music Evaluation: Why do we Limit to ‘Human’?” at CSMC, Huddersfield, June  18th 2016

“The Role of Fitness Measures in Evolutionary Composition” at MusTWork, Dublin, June 10th 2016

“From Discworld to Roundworld and All the Turtles In-between”, at Reading and Writing in a Participative Culture: A Symposium on the Life and Work of Terry Pratchett, DCU, May 2016. (invited talk)

“Grammatical Music Composition with Dissimilarity Driven Hill Climbing”, at EvoMusart16 in Porto, Portugal, May 2016. Published in Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 110-125.

“Speaker Verification on Unbalanced Data with Genetic Programming”, at EvoIASP16 in Porto, Portugal, May 2016. Published in Applications of Evolutionary Computation. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 737-753. (Best Paper Nomination)


“Grammatical Evolution for the Composition of Piano Melodies”, at Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities (DRHA), DCU, September 2015

“Grammatical Evolution with Zipf’s Law Based Fitness for Melodic Composition” at Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), Maynooth, July 2015.

“Tonality Driven Piano Compositions with Grammatical Evolution”, at IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Sendai, Japan, May, 2015.

Slightly older:

“Genetic Programming for Musical Instrument Identification”, at EvoMusart12 in Malaga, April 2012. Published in ‘Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design’, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2012, Volume 7247/2012, 176-186. (kindly presented by Dr James MCDermott)

“An Exploration of Genetic Algorithms for Efficient Musical Instrument Identification”, in Proceedings of the Irish Signal and Systems Conference (ISSC), in Dublin, Ireland, June 2009.

“The Use of Mel-frequency Cepstral Coefficients in Musical Instrument Recognition”, in Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 2008.

“Musical Instrument Identification Using Principal Component Analysis and Multi-Layered Perceptrons”, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing (ICALIP), in Shanghai, China, July 2008.