Melike Dila is a doctoral student in Computer Science at the University of Exeter. Her PhD project combines machine learning with nature-inspired algorithms to optimise highly-parametrised predictive models. While the methods concern areas including engineering and applied optimisation problems, her primary application area is gene regulatory networks from computational biology domain. Her research interests span Evolutionary Computation & Optimisation, Machine Learning, Uncertainty Quantification and Data Visualisation. As her research is multi-disciplined, she is interested to collaborate with computer scientists, mathematicians and system biologists at the Turing.