A/Prof Will Browne

Victoria University of Wellington
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Email: [email protected]

C. Eng.

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:
  • Cognitive Robotics, such as Rehabilitation Robotics.
  • Modern Heuristics for industrial application, such as data-mining medical data.
  • Learning Classifier Systems (a branch of evolutionary computation), where applications include classification of salient objects in images, e.g. mammography.

My background/expertise is in Mechanical Engineering, Cybernetics (control, systems, feedback, and artificial intelligence), Mechatronics (including autonomous robotics) and Machine Learning. I work closely with Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design.