Christopher Timperley
Department of Computer Science
University of York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
Contact Details
Email: christimperley at gmail com
Phone: +44 (0)1904 325500
Office: Ron Cooke Hub, RN/336


My current research interests roughly cover, but are not limited to:

  • evolutionary computation and meta-heuristics
  • search-based software engineering
  • automated program repair, optimisation and generation
  • automated debugging
  • failure-oblivious computing
  • (online) machine learning


One of my greatest passions is for motorsport, whether it involves spectating or competing. I love karting, and have competed in the British Universities Karting Championship for several years, including a grueling, but rewarding 24-hour endurance race, as well as driving in the DMAX and Club100 race series; my favourite track is the breathtaking Glan-y-Gors in North Wales.

I also enjoy travelling around the world and exploring different cuisines and cultures, especially by train; thanks to my research, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel abroad whilst attending conferences. I have started keeping a little journal of my travels, documenting the places I’ve visited so far.