Position: Associate Professor
  School of Computing and Information Systems
  Melbourne School of Engineering
  The University of Melbourne
Contact details: Room 6.08, Doug McDonell Building
 Ph: +61 3 8344 1401
  Email: mkirley@unimelb.edu.au
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Research interests

My primary research interests encapsulate artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. More generally, I examine both methodological and application areas of data science.

My main scientific contributions are in two areas: I am a member of the A.I. and Autonomy Lab in the School of Computing and Information Systems and the Complex Human Data Hub in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. In semester 2 2018, I visited the Department of Evolutionary Theory, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology as part of my sabbatical.

Current research project

An up-to-date list of my publications describing outcomes for these projects (and previous projects) is now available. My Google Scholar and DBLP listing (Computer Science Bibliography) are also available.


Research student supervision

If you are interesting in one of the projects listed above (or a related project in the evolutionary computation / multi-agent systems domains), and have strong programming and algorithms skills, please send me an email with your resume. You should also consult the Graduate Research Opportunities guide for scholarship and application information.

Professional Activites



At the University of Melbourne, my teaching responsibilities have included the following subjects:

Research and Teaching Awards