Michael Kirley

I am a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems and Co-Director of the Melbourne Centre for Data Science.

My primary research interests encapsulate artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, with a strong focus on evolutionary computation.

Recent news

  • I am an Associate Editor for the leading journal IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  • AAMAS 2021 paper accepted: Extended Goal Recognition: A Planning-Based Model for Strategic Deception --- with Peta Masters and Wally Smith.
  • Position vacant: Research Fellow in Data Science CLOSED
  • $4.9 million funding announced for a new ARC Training Centre in Optimisation Technologies, Integrated Methodologies, and Applications (OPTIMA) IC200100009.
    • I am one of the chief investigators @ OPTIMA (focusing on black-box optimisation models).
    • The director of OPTIMA will be Kate Smith-Miles.
    • The total funding, including contributions from OPTIMA industry partners, is valued at over $8 million spanning a 5-year period.

Current ARC Discovery Project

  • DP180101215 (2018-2021) A Computational Theory of Strategic Deception. CIs: Wally Smith, Liz Sonenberg, Michael Kirley, Frank Dignum (Utrecht University) and Gustav Kuhn (University of London).


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