Professor Kevin Warwick DSc (Eng), C Eng,
University of Reading
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Brief Bio of Professor Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick is Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, UK where he carries out research in artificial intelligence, control, robotics and cyborgs. He is also Director of the University TTI Centre, which links the University with SME’s and raises over £2 million each year in research income.

Kevin was born in Coventry, UK and left school to join British Telecom, at the age of 16. At 22 he took his first degree at Aston University, followed by a PhD and research post at Imperial College, London. He subsequently held positions at Oxford, Newcastle and Warwick Universities before being offered the Chair at Reading, at the age of 32.

As well as publishing over 400 research papers, Kevin has appeared, on 3 separate occasions, in the Guinness Book of Records for his robotics and Cyborg achievements. His paperback ‘In the Mind of the Machine’ considered the possibility of machines in the future being more intelligent than humans. His recent Cyborg experiments however led to him being featured as the cover story on the US magazine, ‘Wired’.

Kevin has been awarded higher doctorates both by Imperial College and the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague. He was presented with The Future of Health Technology Award in MIT and was made an Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. In 2000 Kevin presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, entitled “The Rise of the Robots”.

Kevin’s recent autobiography “I, Cyborg” gives a full picture of his life, Cyborg research and aim to link his own brain to a computer.

Plenary Lecture Title:

The Neural Connection by Kevin Warwick

Plenary Lecture Abstract:

In recent years research work has started to flourish in linking animal and machine networks together. Some of the results already achieved have had a profound effect in the world of medicine. In this presentation an overview is given of the important research results to date, including projects involving the short circuit connection between a technological network and the natural animal network. In particular Kevin will report on his own latest findings involving implant connectivity