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Ph.D. Joanna J. BRYSON Reader, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath


1986 BA in Behavioral Science, The College of the University of Chicago
1986-1988 Sole technical employee, Lawrence I Schulman & Co. / First Options of Chicago
1988-1991 Project Leader for automating the exchange-floor staff, A M Investors, Chicago
1992 MSc in Artificial Intelligence, The University of Edinburgh
1999-2000 Research Assistant, Human Communication Research Center, University of Edinburgh
2000 MPhil in Psychology, The University of Edinburgh
2001 PhD in Computer Science, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2001-2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge
2002-2010 Lecturer B (Assistant Professor), Department of Computer Science, University of Bath
2007-2009 Visiting Research Fellow, Methods and Data Institute, University of Nottingham
Resident Faculty and Hans Przibram Fellow, The Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Vienna
2010 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Oxford University
since 2010 Reader (Associate Professor), Department of Computer Science, University of Bath
2011-2013 Visiting Research Fellow, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, University Mannheim
2015-2017 Visiting Fellow, CITP - Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University


Member of the UK's EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council College, since 2006
Executive Committee Member for the euCognition - European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, 2007-2008
External Advisory Committee Member for the UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles, Human Complex Systems Program, 2008-2011
Member of the euRobotics AICoR - AI and Cognition in Robotics Topic Group advisory committee, since 2013
Invited Committee Member, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems, since 2016


- David Gunkel, Steve Torrance and Joanna J. Bryson (eds.), The Machine Question: AI, Ethics and Moral Responsibility, AISB, Birmingham, UK, 2012.
- David Gunkel and Joanna J. Bryson (eds.) "Introduction to the Special Issue on Machine Morality: The Machine as Moral Agent and Patient", Philosophy & Technology, 27(1):5-8, March 2014.
- Paul Rauwolf, Dominic Mitchell and Joanna J. Bryson, "Value Homophily Benefits Cooperation but Motivates Employing Incorrect Social Information", Journal of Theoretical Biology, 367:246-261, February 2015.
- Bidan Huang, Miao Li, Ravin Luis De Souza, Joanna J. Bryson, and Aude Billard, "A modular approach to learning manipulation strategies from human demonstration", Autonomous Robots, 40(5):903-927 June 2016.