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Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence | Pūkenga, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Andrew Lensen received the BSc, BSc (Hons 1st class), and PhD degrees in computer science from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 2015, 2016, and 2019, respectively. He is currently a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence (Pūkenga) in the Evolutionary Computation Research Group within the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington.

His current research interests are mainly in the use of evolutionary computation for feature manipulation in unsupervised learning, with a particular focus on the use of genetic programming for manifold learning, clustering, and feature synthesis. He also maintains an interest in other areas of AI, including neuroevolution, hybridisation of evolutionary and probabilistic AI techniques, and AI ethics and real-world applications.


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington


  • 2019 
    Victoria University of Wellington, PhD
  • 2015 
    Victoria University of Wellington, Bachelor of Science (Hons, 1st Class)