Professor of AI at UNSW, Research Group Leader, Data61

Toby Walsh is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW, and Research Leader at Data61 (formerly NICTA) in the Optimisation Research Group where he leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory project. Data61 is Australia's Centre of Excellence for ICT Research.

He has been Editor-in-Chief of two of the main journals in AI: the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, and AI Communications. He is currently Associate Editor of one of the leading journals in computer science, the Journal of the ACM covering the area of Artificial Intelligence


  • 2005–present
    Research Leader, NICTA and UNSW


  • 1990 
    Edinburgh University, PhD
  • 1987 
    Edinburgh University, MSc
  • 1986 
    Cambridge University, MA (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing (0801)


Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Fellow of the European Coordination Committee on Artificial Intelligence.Honourary Fellow of University of EdinburghExternal Professor of Uppsala University