Dr Joanna Bryson
jjb _AT_ cs.bath.ac.uk
From 2007-2009 I am on sabbatical at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for
Evolution and Cognition Research
(KLI). That's in Vienna, Austria. This means I do not have teaching
responsibilities during this period, and I won't be on campus very much.
However, I am still willing to take a couple
I did not supervise any undergraduates in 2007-8, but I am
supervising an MSc. We mostly talk by email & IM, but we have met
in person twice so far (once in Bath, once he came to Birmingham.)
- they are sufficiently keen and competent that both I and the
DoS think they will be able to handle relatively little live,
`hands-on' supervision, and
- they choose a project directly
relevant to the work I'm meant to be doing at the KLI.
sabbatical research concerns the biological evolution of cultural
evolution. This mostly involves doing agent-based modelling projects,
although other sorts of projects are possible. Examples of possible
For previous projects that have been related to this work, see Christos
Bechlivanidis, Avri Bilovich, and Ando
Yasushi's dissertations on my previous
dissertations page, and papers with Hagen Lehmann and Ivana Cace on
my publications page.
It is slightly possible that I would take AI
projects for improving the software I use for modelling (which is also
used sometimes for computer games). See the AmonI software page
for details. Even if improving a tool is the main thrust of your
project, you should still have a science or game development project to
conduct as well, since developers don't tend to really improve tools
they aren't actively using themselves. See related papers on my designing intelligent systems page.
students should email me in order to arrange an online chat. Since
that's how you'll be supervised, that's how we'll do any
pre-supervisory discussions, to see how it would work out.