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Adjunct Professor, School of Computer Science and IT, Australian National University

Richard Jones is Adjunct Professor in Computer Science at the Australian National University. He is currently Consulting Scientist to Portland Risk Analytics, a Sydney-based start-up that builds risk identification software tools for commercial companies . Throughout the 40+ years since he wrote his first significant computer program as part of his PhD (a program to do his algebra), he has developed leading edge software from research concept to full implementation with a particular focus on technologies relevant to intelligence, and investigation, commencing in the early 1970s with the first intelligence system for the Metropolitan Police and research into major incident investigations for the Home Office. He is a member of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption (TRIC) at ANU.


  • –present
    Adjunct Professor in School of Computer Science , Australian National University
  • –present
    Consulting Scientist , Portland Risk Analytics Pty Ltd
  • –present
    Principal, Lloyd Jones Consulting Pty Ltd
  • 2002–2011
    Chief Scientist, Distillery Software Pty Ltd
  • 1993–1997
    VP Engineering, InText Systems
  • 1984–1993
    Chief Scientist, Computer Power Pty Ltd
  • 1970–1984
    Principal Scientific Officer, Harwel Laboratory, UKAEA


  • 1971 
    Dublin University (Trinity College Dublin), Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1966 
    Dublin University (Trinity College Dublin), Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours Maths)

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing (0801)
  • Computer Software (0803)
  • Information Systems (0806)
  • Canberra
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