Rob Wortham Holly Wilson Andreas Theodorou and Joanna
        Bryson shot by Alex RotsidisJoanna Bryson's Research Students

One of the great pleasures of academia is working with research students. This page is under construction, and presumably will be as long as I'm alive.  I'd like to link dissertations and code here for everyone who has passed through, or at least for projects that get either first class honours (undergrads) or distinctions (MScs).  If you are a former student & I am missing any info or a link for you, please email me & I will edit it in. 

To learn about our research, see the Artificial Models of Natural Intelligence (AmonI) pages.

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Group information and writing advice

We keep track of our own notes on the Joanna Bryson's Research Group wiki. In fact, the brilliant name for our group was invented by the wiki's first author, Marios Richards.

If you are a current student (esp. a PhD student), you should start gently by reading wise advice to new grad students, then you probably ought to read the Researcher's Bible. You might also want to read about doing research at the MIT AI lab, although of course I don't expect my students' lives to be like that (honest).  In contrast, this is exactly what a PhD is about.  Here is excellent advice to read before writing your dissertation, on the difference between a thesis and a dissertation.  Here is some very wise words about doing graduate research.  I particularly like the "How to keep/create a good relationship?"   Here's some British advice that particularly address personal time and again your relationship with your supervisor.

When you are nearly done with your PhD (or postdoc) you should probably read this advice on writing your first grants.

If you are a final-year undergraduate or masters student, you should probably read my own advice about writing essays and dissertations.

Further details of current student research (especially where it's relevant to my own) can sometimes be found on the AmonI Research Page.

PhD Students

Emmanuel Tanguy Autumn 2002-July 2006
(with Phil Willis)
Emotions: the Art of Communication Applied to Virtual Actors
Web page with code.
Principal Software Engineer at Broadcom
Mark Wood Autumn 2003-July 2007
An Agent-Independent Task Learning Framework Web page with code.
Chief Architect at Ents24 Limited
Hagen Lehmann Winter 2005-September 2009 On the Applicability of Agent Based Modelling in Behavioural Ecology Web page; some of the code.
Research Fellow at the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Macerata (following postdocs at Hertfordshire, Italian Institute of Technology, Herriot Watt)
Bidan Huang
Autumn 2010-February2015
The Use of Modular Approaches for Robots to Learn Grasping and Manipulation.
Postdoc, Imperial College London
Daniel Taylor
Autumn 2010-November 2014
Evolution of the Social Contract no code used
Freelance Writer
Swen Gaudl
Spring 2012-Spring 2016
Building Robust Real-Time Game AI: Simplifying & Automating Integral Process Steps in Multi-Platform Design
code on github
Lecturer (asst prof) at Plymouth, following a postdoc at Falmouth
Yifei Wang
Autumn 2012-Spring 2016
(with Nick Priest)
Evolutionary Innovations and Dynamics in Wagner's Model of Genetic Regulatory Networks

Postdoc at Georgia Tech
Jekaterina Novikova
Autumn 2012-Spring 2016
(with Leon Watts)
Designing Emotionally Expressive Behaviour: Intelligibility and Predictability in Human-Robot Interaction

Director of Machine Learning, WinterLight Labs (following a postdoc, Heriot-Watt University)
Paul Rauwolf Autumn 2012-Spring 2016
(with Marina De Vos)
Understanding the Ubiquity of Self-Deception: The Evolutionary Utility of Incorrect Information

Lecturer (assistant professor), University of Bangor (following postdocs at Oxford and Bangor)
Rob Wortham
Spring 2014-Spring 2018
Using Other Minds: Transparency as a Fundamental Design Consideration for Artificial Intelligent Systems code on github
Lecturer, University of Bath (Electrical Engineering)
Andreas Theodorou Autumn 2015-
AI Governance Through a Transparency Lens
code on github
Postdoc, Umeň

I'm also on the committees of: Some of the other PhD students I've examined or co supervised:

I've had a couple people start PhDs and not complete, but we still learned from each other.

Masters Students

All students MSc unless otherwise indicated. Note, due to a two body problem it's been hard for me to supervise MScs since 2006 as I don't tend to be in Bath in the summers.









Undergraduate Students

Note: due to a two body problem it's been hard for me to supervise Undergraduaes since 2015 as I am only physically in Bath about 20% of the time (I'm only on 30% of my Reader's salary now.)














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Last updated April 2020