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Professor of AI, Research Group Leader, UNSW Sydney

Toby Walsh is a Laureate Fellow and Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and author of the recent book, “Machines Behaving Badly” that explores the ethical challenges of AI such as autonomous weapons. His advocacy in this space has led to him being banned from Russia.


  • 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