Will Browne

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Associate Professor School of Engineering and Computer Science

Teaching in 2019


BEng (Bath, UK), MSc (Cardiff, UK), EngD (Cardiff, UK), CEng (MIMechE)

Research Interests

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. This includes:

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 My List of Publications or the Publications Database.

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ResearchInterests Applied Cognitive Systems: Cognitive Robotics, Learning Classifier Systems (evolutionary computation) and Modern Heuristics.
Qualifications BEng (Bath, UK), MSc (Cardiff, UK), EngD (Cardiff, UK), CEng (MIMechE)
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