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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Coventry University

Professor Warwick is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Coventry University. His own areas of research interest include artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, control, robotics and cyborgs.

Previously Kevin was Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading between 1988 and 2014, including periods as Head of Department and Head of the School of Engineering and Information Sciences. He left school in 1970 and joined British Telecom as an Apprentice at the age of 16. He took his first degree at Aston University, followed by a PhD and a research post at Imperial College London. He subsequently held positions at Oxford University, Newcastle University and Warwick University before moving to Reading and then Coventry.

Kevin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He is a Visiting Professor at the Czech Technical University, Prague, Strathclyde University and Reading University. In 2004 he was Senior Beckman Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is on the advisory board of the Instinctive Computing Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and the Centre for Intermedia, Exeter University. In 2000 Kevin presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

Kevin is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has also been awarded higher doctorates (DScs) by Imperial College and the Czech Academy of Sciences as well as receiving 7 Honorary Doctorates from UK Universities, including one from Coventry. He has been awarded the IEE Achievement Award, the IET Mountbatten Medal and the Ellison-Cliffe medal of the Royal Society of Medicine.


  • 2016–present
    Emeritus Professor, University of Reading
  • 2016–present
    Emeritus Professor , Coventry University
  • 2014–2016
    Deputy vice-chancellor, Coventry University
  • 1988–2014
    Professor of Cybernetics, University of Reading
  • 1987–1988
    Senior lecturer, Warwick University
  • 1985–1987
    Research Lecturer, Oxford University
  • 1982–1985
    Lecturer, Newcastle University
  • 1982–1982
    Research assistant, Imperial College London


  • 1994 
    Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, DSc
  • 1993 
    Imperial College London, DSc
  • 1982 
    Imperial College London, PhD
  • 1979 
    Aston University, BSc


  • 2016
    Turing's Imitation Game, Cambridge University Press
  • 2011
    Artificial Intelligence: The Basics, Routledge
  • 2002
    I, Cyborg, Century
  • 2000
    QI: The Quest for Intelligence, Piatkus
  • 1997
    March of the Machines, Century

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Institution of Engineering amd Technology
  • Fellow City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Chartered Engineer