My specialty is delivering original solutions to difficult problems, in a fraction of the time and cost of alternatives. Some previous projects include:
I've found clever solutions for as little as 2% of the cost of 'big-system' alternatives.
In my PhD dissertation, Practical Artificial Commonsense, I created a new approach to giving software and robots the same kind of everyday commonsense that people possess. I call this project Comirit.
I am currently applying this research to robotics. I am designing robots that are intelligent, that think for themselves, that have commonsense and that can cope in any environment.
While I draw on concepts from computer science and logic, the focus of my work is very pragmatic.
I studied Information Technology at the University of Queensland. I worked for several years in industry as a software developer and consultant and then at a biotech venture as a biostatistician and IT manager. I moved to Sydney to do my PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Since my PhD I have been working as a researcher for University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney.
Aside from my research and consulting work, I also work on a number of small personal projects, develop technology for non-profits and participate in programming user groups.
The Prolog programming language and Prolog Server Pages is an ongoing project. I am currently redeveloping the system from scratch and will post more details here later.
My personal interests include Chinese language, Dance and Swimming; I am particularly thrilled when I can combine these interests with technology.
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