School of Engineering and Computer Science
THW-VUW, Wellington 6012, Aotearoa/New Zealand
I am a Senior Lecturer (Pūkenga Matua) in Artificial Intelligence (Atamai Horihori) at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington (THW-VUW), Aotearoa/New Zealand. I’m a born-and-bred Wellingtonian. There’s some details about my academic work below; the header bar also has links to my profile on most academic “social media”. A link to my email is up there, too.
My core research interests center around explainable AI, genetic programming, unsupervised learning (nonlinear dimensionality reduction), and real-world/interdisciplinary AI in New Zealand. I am also interested in the social and ethical implications of AI, as well as aspects of deep learning, such as embedding/manifold learning methods. For further information about my research, take a look at the projects and publications pages.
I am always looking for passionate and dilligent students for summer scholarships, research assistance, honour’s projects, and Masters or doctoral (PhD) study. If my research sounds interesting to you, please get in touch — especially if you have your own research idea that you are eager to pursue!
I am interested in collaborating with researchers across different disciplines to explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary AI. I am also open to collaboration with government and industry on projects that align with my interests. I have some limited capacity for consultancy work.
In addition to my research, I also lecture in a range of AI and general computer science courses. My full teaching record is here.
Interested in AI but don’t want a full degree — or missing a programming/maths background? Check out the “Introduction to AI” (AIML 131) I teach, which is a new first-year course designed for an audience with no background in AI.
Explainable Artificial Intelligence by Genetic Programming: A SurveyIEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Nov 2023
Feature-based Image Matching for Identifying Individual KākāarXiv, Jan 2023
Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Assault Sentence Prediction in New ZealandJournal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Aug 2022