Senior Research Fellow of Department of Computer Science, UCL, London
Participated in CROSSOVER SCIENCE
Dr. Peter J. Bentley is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL), Collaborating Professor at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST), Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College, a contributing editor for WIRED UK, a consultant and a freelance writer. He achieved a B.Sc. (Hon's) degree in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) in 1993 and a Ph.D. in evolutionary computation applied to design in 1996, at the age of 24. Peter runs the Digital Biology Interest Group at UCL. His research investigates evolutionary algorithms, computational development, artificial immune systems, swarming systems and other complex systems, applied to diverse applications including design, control, novel robotics, nanotechnology, fraud detection, mobile wireless devices, security, art and music composition. Peter was nominated for the $100,000 Edge of Computation Prize in 2005, and was a finalist for the AAAS 2010 Science Books & Films Prize.
Through his research and his books he often gives public lectures, takes part in debates, and appears on radio and television; he is also the host of the monthly Royal Institution's Cafe Scientifique, and a Science Media Expert for the RI Science Media Centre. He regularly gives plenary speeches at international scientific conferences and is a consultant, convenor, chair and reviewer for workshops, conferences, journals and books in the field of evolutionary computation and complex systems. He has published over 150 scientific papers and is editor of the books "Evolutionary Design by Computers", "Creative Evolutionary Systems" and "On Growth, Form and Computers", and author of "The PhD Application Handbook" and the popular science books "Digital Biology", "The Book of Numbers" and "The Undercover Scientist".