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Associate Professor , University of Bath

Joanna Bryson is an associate professor in the Department of Computing at the University of Bath. At Bath, Joanna founded and led for several years the Intelligent Systems research group. Her research topics vary from artificial intelligence, autonomy, robots ethics, and on to human cooperation. Her work has appeared in venues ranging from a reddit to Science. From 2010 to 2015, Bryson repeatedly published Robots Should be Slaves, helped the EPSRC in defining the Principles of Robotics and became the Visiting Academic at University of Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy.

Bryson has also joined a hand in consulting The Red Cross on autonomous weapons and contributed to an All Party Parliamentary Group on AI. In 2017, Cognition X proudly presented her as the winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Bryson is also a member of the College of the British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Adaptive Behavior, AI & Society, Connection Science, to name a few, are those journals where the professor works as a part of the editorial board.

Bryson’s first degree is in Behavioral Science (non-clinical psychology) from Chicago (1986). She took her first AI course in 1991 and soon later earned an MSc in AI and an MPhil in Psychology from Edinburg (1992, 2000). One year later, she finished her Ph.D. in AI from MIT.