Academic and Teaching Staff

Dr Simon O'Keefe
Senior Lecturer


  • Neural networks, in particular the theory and application of binary Correlation Matrix Memory neural networks.
  • Non-standard computation, and in particular bio-inspired and chem-inspired computing.


BA Natural Science/Engineering, University of Cambridge
MSc Operational Research, University of Lancaster
MSc Information Processing, University of York
DPhil Computer Science, University of York


  • HM Customs & Excise: Operational Research Analyst, 1987-1992;
  • University of York, Department of Computer Science: RA 1997-1999, Lecturer since 1999.

Departmental and University Roles

  • Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee
  • Member of Hub Forum
  • Summer Weeks 8-10 & SUB Coordinator


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325375

Office: RCH/329

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