Dr Will Browne
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Phone: +64 4 463 5233 x8489
Fax: +64 4 463 5045
Location: CO341, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus - Postal Address
My main area of research is Applied Cognitive Systems. Essentially, how to use inspiration from natural intelligence to enable computers/machines/robots to behave usefully.
- Cognitive Robotics
- Learning Classifier Systems (a branch of evolutionary computation) and
- Modern Heuristics for industrial application.
Industrial and business links have been through doctorate studies (four years with British Steel/Corus), postdoctoral work (three years with British Aluminium/Alcoa) and applied research work (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships). Experience and expertise in Rolling Mills, along with application of Artificial Intelligence techniques, heuristics and modern information technology systems to real-world problems has led to successful project outcomes.
Blue skies research includes analogues of emotions, abstraction, memory systems, small worlds phenomenon, confusion/dissonance and machine consciousness.
For a list of my recent publications, please see the Publications Database