GEMS Project

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Genetically Evolving Models in Science

The project aims to create a method for developing scientific theories automatically. This will help address two problems facing scientific development: the ever-growing number of experimental results, and the presence of cognitive limitations and biases.

The project is based at the London School of Economics.

Upcoming events:

  • There will be a GEMS workshop at AI-2023, Cambridge, England on 12th December 2023.

  • Dr. Laura Bartlett will present a poster titled 'Generating candidate cognitive models for the Posner cueing task' at ECVP 2023, Paphos, Cyprus, 27th-31st August, 2023.

  • GEMS talks at Cogsci 2023, Sydney, Australia, 26th-29th July, 2023:

    • Prof. Fernand Gobet, 'How video games can revitalize Newell’s program of research'

    • Dr. Laura Bartlett, 'Genetic programming for developing simple cognitive models'

  • Dr. Peter Lane will give a talk titled 'Synthesising cognitive models with genetic programming' at the SPECS 2023 research conference, University of Hertfordshire on 13th June 2023.


Prof. Fernand Gobet, London School of Economics, is the Principal Investigator for this project.

Project Members

Dr. Laura Bartlett, London School of Economics

Dr. Noman Javed, London School of Economics

Dr. Peter Lane, University of Hertfordshire

Dr. Angelo Pirrone, London School of Economics

Mr. Hugo Stevensen, London School of Economics


This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. ERC-ADG-835002).

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