Mark Neal BSc, PhD (Wales)

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Room Number..........:  1.42
Building....................:  Physical Sciences
Phone.......................:   +44 (0)1970 622449
E-Mail........................:   mjn
Home Page...............:   Personal

Research Groups



Finnis, J., Neal, M. 2016. UESMANN: A Feed-Forward Network Capable of Learning Multiple Functions. In E. Tuci., A. Giagkos., M. Wilson., J. Hallam. (eds) From Animals to Animats 14: 14th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2016, Aberystwyth, UK, August 23-26, 2016, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9825 14th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour. 1st edn, Springer Nature pp. 101-112. Cadair


Sauze, C., Neal, M., Blanchard, T., Miller, P. 2015. An Ice Strengthened Autonomous Surface Vessel for Surveying Marine-Terminating Calving Glaciers. Journal of Ocean Technology 10 (3) pp. 86-111. Cadair


Sauze, C., Neal, M. 2013. Artificial Endocrine Controller for Power Management in Robotic Systems. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems 24 (12) pp. 1973-1985. Cadair

Kilgour, D., Neal, M.J., Soulby, A.J., O'Connor, P. 2013. Improved optimization of the FT-ICR MS phase correction function using a genetic algorithm. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 27 (17) pp. 1977-1982. Cadair

Sauze, C.J., Neal, M.J., Miller, P. 2013. Development of ARRTOO: A Long-Endurance, Hybrid-Powered, Oceanographic Research Vessel. In F. Le Bars., L. Jaulin. (eds) Robotic Sailing 2013: Proceedings of the 6th International Robotic Sailing Conference. Springer Nature pp. 53-65. Cadair

Murray, J.C., Neal, M.J., Labrosse, F. 2013. Development and Deployment of an Intelligent Kite Aerial Photography Platform (iKAPP) for Site Surveying and Image Acquisition. Journal of Field Robotics 30 (2) pp. 288-307. Cadair

Scully, P.M.D., Song, J., Pagna Disso, J.F., Neal, M. 2013. CARDINAL-E: AIS Extensions to CARDINAL for Decentralised Self-Organisation for Network Security. In P. Liò., O. Miglino., G. Nicosia., S. Nolfi., M. Pavone. (eds) Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL: Proceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. MIT Press pp. 1235-1236. Cadair


Neal, M.J., Blanchard, T., Hubbard, A.L., Chauché, N., Bates, R., Woodward, J. 2012. A hardware proof of concept for a remote-controlled glacier-surveying boat. Journal of Field Robotics 29 (6) pp. 880-890. Cadair

Hilder, J.A., Owens, N.D.L., Neal, M.J., Hickey, P.J., Cairns, S.N., Kilgour, D.P.A., Timmis, J., Tyrrell, A.M. 2012. Chemical Detection Using the Receptor Density Algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews) 42 (6) pp. 1730-1741. Cadair

Neal, M., Sauze, C. 2012. Long Term Power Management in Sailing Robots.


Williams, R., Brasington, J., Vericat Querol, D., Hicks, D.M., Labrosse, F., Neal, M. 2011. Chapter Twenty – Monitoring Braided River Change Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Optical Bathymetric Mapping. In M. J. Smith., P. Parson., J. S. Griffiths. (eds) Geomorphological Mapping: Methods and Applications. Developments in Earth Surface Processes Elsevier pp. 507-532.

Pugh, S., Tyler, L., Barnes, D.P., Labrosse, F., Neal, M. 2011. Automatic Pointing and Image Capture : A Field Study.


Sauze, C., Neal, M. 2010. A neuro-endocrine inspired approach to long term energy autonomy in sailing robots.

Sauze, C., Neal, M. 2010. A Raycast Approach to Collision Avoidance in Sailing Robots.

Timmis, J., Neal, M., Murray, L. 2010. A Neural-Endocrine Architecture for Foraging in Swarm Robotic Systems. In J. R. González., D. A. Pelta., C. Cruz., G. Terrazas., N. Krasnogor. (eds) Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2010). Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 284 pp. 319-330.


Alves, J.C., Thomas, B.M., Neal, M., Sauze, C. 2009. Technologies for Autonomous Sailing: Wings and Wind Sensors.


Sauze, C., Neal, M. 2008. A Biologically Inspired Approach to Long Term Autonomy and Survival in Sailing Robots. Proceedings of the International Robotic Sailing Conference. pp. 6-11.

Hosseini, H., Neal, M.J., Labrosse, F. 2008. Error Surface Generation Techniques for Appearance-based Stabilisation of an Intelligent Kite Aerial Photography Platform (iKAPP). In S. Ramamoorthy., G. M. Hayes. (eds) TAROS 2008: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2008. Edinburgh University Press pp. 163-170. Cadair

Sauze, C., Neal, M. 2008. Design Considerations for Sailing Robots Performing Long Term Autonomous Oceanography. IRSC 2008 : International Robotic Sailing Conference. International Robotic Sailing Conference. Centrobot pp. 21-29.


Sauze, C., Neal, M. 2007. Endocrine Inspired Modulation of Artificial Neural Networks for Mobile Robotics.

Murray, J.C., Neal, M., Labrosse, F. 2007. Intelligent Kite Aerial Platform for Site Photography. 2007 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. Cadair


Sauze, C., Neal, M. 2006. An Autonomous Sailing Robot for Ocean Observation.

Neal, M. 2006. A hardware proof of concept of a sailing robot for ocean observation. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 31 (2) pp. 462 - 469.


Smith, R.E., Timmis, J., Stepney, S., Neal, M. 2005. Conceptual frameworks for artificial immune systems. International Journal of Unconventional Computing 1 (3) pp. 315-338.


Neal, M., Labrosse, F. 2004. Rotation-invariant appearance based maps for robot navigation using an artificial immune network algorithm. IEEE Congres on Evolutionary Computation. Other Cadair


Neal, M. 2003. Meta-stable memory in an artificial immune network.

Timmis, J., Neal, M. 2003. Timidity: A useful emotional mechanism for robot control? Informatica 4 (27) pp. 197-204.


Neal, M. 2002. An artificial immune system for continuous analysis of time-varying data.


Neal, M., Wilson, M. 2001. Diminishing Returns of Engineering Effort in Telerobotic Systems. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 31 (5) pp. 459-465.

Timmis, J., Neal, M. 2001. A resource limited artificial immune system for data analysis. Knowledge-Based Systems 14 (3-4) pp. 121-130.


Williams, T., Rowland, J.J., Lee, M.H., Neal, M.J. 2000. Teaching by Example in Food Assembly by Robot. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2000. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IEEE ICRA 2000). IEEE Press pp. 3247-52.

Neal, M. 2000. An analog VLSI design for a neuron with a choice of learning rules. Neurocomputing 30 (1-4) pp. 185-200. Cadair

Timmis, J., Neal, M. 2000. A resource limited artificial immune system for data analysis.

Timmis, J., Neal, M. 2000. Investigating the evolution and stability of a resource limited artificial immune system.

Wilson, M., Neal, M. 2000. Telerobotic Sheepdogs: how useful is autonomous behaviour?


Hunt, J., Neal, M., Timmis, J. 1999. Data analysis with artificial immune systems, cluster analysis and kohonen networks: some comparisons.

Timmis, J., Neal, M. 1999. An artificial immune system for data analysis.


Neal, M.J., Boyce, D., Rowland, J.J., Lee, M.H., Olivier, P. 1998. Robotic grasping by showing: an experimental comparison of two novel algorithms. Intelligent Components and Instruments for Control Applications 1997: SICICA '97 - Proceedings of the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Annecy, France, 9-11 June 1997 - IFAC Proceedings Volumes. Elsevier pp. 345-350.

Hunt, J., Timmis, J., Neal, M. 1998. Augmenting an artificial immune network using ordering, self-recognition and histo-compatibility operators.