Computer-Aided Biomimetics Computational tools to support engineers during Biologically Inspired Design

Ruben Kruiper is a PhD student within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence, based at Heriot-Watt University. His background is Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente, where he finished a master track on Emerging Technology Design. In Edinburgh his research revolves around the development of computational tools in support of biomimetics - that is, solving engineering problems through the abstraction, transfer and application of knowledge from biological models.

Selected presentations:
Knowledge Transfer Network presentation video (June 2019)
Knowledge Transfer Network presentation slides (February 2020)

Selected publications:
In Layman’s Terms: Semi-Open Relation Extraction from Scientific Texts (to be published in ACL 2020)
A Scientific Information Extraction Dataset for Nature Inspired Engineering
Towards a Design Process for Computer-Aided Biomimetics


Computer-Aided Biomimetics dataset:
Focused Open Biology Information Extraction (FOBIE) dataset


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