Innovation and Enterprise Research Laboratory

Leadership

We are leaders in innovation and enterprise, and Australia's leading social robotics group. We make significant contributions to the University and community through expert advise, master classes, pop-up classes, Invited Speaker Presentations, robot demonstrations, conference organisation, board memberships, media and industry engagement. Some of our activities are below, they provide examples of the breath and depth of our leadership and high level of engagement.

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2015

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2015

Alumnus of the Year, University of California Berkeley - awarded to Steve Wozniak B.Sc. '86

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2015

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering awarded to Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2015

ACS Foundation Internship Scholarship - Mayha Mirzaei Poueinag

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2015

IBM PhD Fellowship - Mayha Mirzaei Poueinag

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2014

ACM Awards Committee: Eugene L. Lawler Award For Humanitarian Contributions Within Computer Science And Informatics. The ACM is the prestigious American Computing Machinery the peak body for computing science.- Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2014

Valeo Innovation Challenge: the Magic Lab Team were Finalists and flown to Paris Motor Show to pitch their innovative Car of the Future Service.

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2014

IBM PhD Fellowship - Wei Wang

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2014

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2014

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2014

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2014

Top 25 Women in Robotics: “The women on this list are all field leaders with a huge impact on robotics” - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2013

IBM PhD Fellowship - Pramod Parajuli

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2013

IBM PhD Fellowship - Jinjiu Li

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2013

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2012

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2012

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2012

Endeavour Leadership Fellow - Muh. Anshar

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2012

IBM PhD Fellowship - Rony Novianto

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2012

UniQuest Trailblazer Innovative Ideas Competition - Benjamin Johnston, Xun Wang, Mary-Anne Williams, Valerie Gay, Peter Leijdekkers, Karla Felix Navarro

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2012

Hermann Lotze Prize - Peter Gärdenfors

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2012

Universitatis Lodziensis Amico Medal 2012 - Peter Gärdenfors

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2011

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2011

IBM PhD Fellowship - Xun Wang

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2011

UTS Best PhD Dissertation Prize - Benjamin Johnston

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2011

Endeavour Leadership Fellow - Pramod Parajuli

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2010

Kurzweil Prize for ‘Best Artificial General Intelligence Idea’ - Benjamin Johnston

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2009

Fellow, CodeX, Stanford University - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2009

Advisory Board, Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2009

Royal Swedish Academy of Science - Peter Gärdenfors

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2008

Interdisciplinary Research Prize, Academiæ Regiæ Scientiarum Upsaliensis - Peter Gärdenfors

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2007

IBM Faculty Award - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2007

Review Editor, Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) #1 journal in Artificial Intelligence - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2007

Natur och Kultur Foundation - Peter Gärdenfors

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2006

Pauli Fellowship, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna - Center of Excellence in Mathematics, Physics and Informatics/Computer Science - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2006

College of Experts Australian Research Council - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2006

Guest Professorship - University of Science and Technology of China - Mary-Anne Williams.

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2005

Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2004

Leopoldina Deutsche Akademie für Naturforscher - Peter Gärdenfors

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2002

Pioneer Award IEEE Neural Network Society - Henri Prade

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

2001

Prize ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) among the 300 most cited authors French scientists - Henri Prade

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

1999

Academia Europaea - Peter Gärdenfors

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

1999

Fellow, International Fuzzy Systems Association - Henri Prade

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

1996

Commonwealth Fellowship, Australian Academy of Science - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

1996

Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities - Peter Gärdenfors

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

1995

Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award - Mary-Anne Williams

Awards, Prizes and Recognition

1988

Swedish Council for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences - Peter Gärdenfors

Research Community Leadership

Research Community Leadership

2015

John McCarthy Website at Stanford University: We worked with John, a pioneer in AI and regualr visitor to the Magic Lab, to make his research more accessible.

Research Community Leadership

from 2006

Research Community Leadership

2004 - 2006

Research Community Leadership

from 2002

Commonsense Reasoning Steering Committee

Research Community Leadership

from 2002

Planet KR for the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Research Community

Research Community Leadership

from 1995

Nonmonotonic Reasoning and Action Steering Committee

Event Leadership & Organisation

Event Leadership & Organisation

2015

Entrepreneurship at Focus - Mick Liubinskas, Entrepreneurship-in-Residence at muru-D

Event Leadership & Organisation

2014

Powerhouse Museum Sydney

The Magic Lab brought this conference to Sydney and led its organisation. Mary-Anne Williams (Conference Chair), Benjamin Johnston (Program Chair).

Event Leadership & Organisation

2014

UTS Business School

Roy Green and Mary-Anne Williams

Event Leadership & Organisation

2014

Sydney

Event Leadership & Organisation

2014

Sydney

Industry Track

Event Leadership & Organisation

2013

Event Leadership & Organisation

2013

Sydney Entertainment Centre

The premier international forum for the Semantic Web Community lead by Tim Berners Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web)

Benjamin Johnston (Workshop Chair), Mary-Anne Williams (Industry Track Chair)

Event Leadership & Organisation

2012

UTS

Lecture at UTS by Professor Edward Feigenbaum (Stanford University)

Event Leadership & Organisation

2012

Chengdu China

Event Leadership & Organisation

2012

During the lead up to the celebration I worked with Glenn Wightwick and Andrew Mattingly (IBM Australia), Professor Borwein and David Bailey (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US Dept Energy) to calculate the 60 trillionth digit of π² in hexidecimal. Video of the event and information about the computation undertaken with IBM

Event Leadership & Organisation

2011

University of Science & Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pacific Asia Conference Information Systems 2012

Event Leadership & Organisation

2011

San Francisco

Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2011)

Editorial Board Leadership

Editorial Board Leadership

Current (from 2014)

Editorial Board Leadership

Current (from 2012)

Editorial Board Leadership

Current (from 2007)

Editorial Board Leadership

Current (from 2006)

Editorial Board Leadership

2006-2010

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2015

Robots with Social Intelligence

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2015

Predictive Data Analytics for Disruptive Innovation

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2015

Predicting Future Innovation and Technologies

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2014

Attention based Decision Making: Learning through Interaction

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2014

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2014

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2014

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2013

Creative Intelligence: Disruptive Innovation

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2012

Creative Intelligence: Social Robot Design

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2011

Lean Business Model Canvas

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2010

Blue Ocean Strategy

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2009

Strategic Business Entrepreneurship

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2008

Choice Theory and Belief Revision

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2007

Robot Behaviour using Design Thinking

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2006

Strategic Business Innovation

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2005

Technology and Innovation

Selected Pop-Up and Master Classes

2004

Media Commentary

Media Commentary

2015

Media Commentary

2015

Media Commentary

2015

Media Commentary

2015

Media Commentary

2015

Media Commentary

2014

Media Commentary

2014

Media Commentary

2014

Media Commentary

2014

Media Commentary

2014

Media Commentary

2013

Media Commentary

2012

Media Commentary

2012

UTS:PR2 let this robot help you

Media Commentary

2012

Media Commentary

2012

Media Commentary

2011

International Robot Soccer Championships

International Robot Soccer Championships

2014

Team goes to Brasil to compete at RoboCup and beats University of Paris

The Karachi Koalas compete at the Robot Soccer World Championships in Brasil defeating the University of Paris in the first round.

International Robot Soccer Championships

2013

The Karachi Koalas compete at the Robot Soccer World Championships and gain 5th place overall.

International Robot Soccer Championships

2012

International Robot Soccer Championships

2012

The Karachi Koalas compete at the Robot Soccer World Championships and gain 10th place overall. You can watch our friendly with University of Oxford

International Robot Soccer Championships

2011

The Karachi Koalas compete at the Robot Soccer World Championships and gain 16th place overall. We defeated Oxford Univeristy and the Univerity of Paris.

International Robot Soccer Championships

2010

We formed a new and exciting robot soccer team, the Karachi Koalas, as a joint venture with the prestigious Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi. IBA was established by the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

International Robot Soccer Championships

2008

Team joins forces with the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and gains Second Place at RoboCup! (more than 30,000 views of the Grand Final on youtube) USTC is the only university governed by teh Chinese Academy of Science. It also consistently ranks number 1 in Nature publications.

International Robot Soccer Championships

2004

UTS Unleashed! was the top International team winning the Scientific Challenges and gaining second place in the soccer matches at RoboCup 2014. The team developed a new dodge manuveur that allowed it to play some awesome soccer.

International Robot Soccer Championships

2003

UTS qualifies for RoboCup for the first time and defeats a leading US engineering university, the University of Texas at Austin 7-2! Wow!

Cool Robot Demonstrations

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2015

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2014

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2013

Vice Chancellor Industry Event - Magic Lab robots come out to play.

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2013

UTS Industry Advisory Network

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2013

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2012

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2012

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2012

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2011

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2010

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2010

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2009

UTS Open Day - Robot Soccer Matches

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2008

International Conference on Automated Planning (ICAPS)

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2008

UTS Open Day - Robot Soccer Matches

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2007

UTS Open Day - Robot Soccer Matches

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2006

UTS first international Robot Soccer Team invited to China for demonstration matches throughout China Science Week.

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2006

Public Robot Soccer Games - in Perth

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2006

UTS Open Day - Robot Soccer Matches

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2005

UTS Day Care Centre Visit

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2005

UTS Open Day - Robot Soccer Matches

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2004

Australian RoboCup Championships

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2004

Stanford University Magic Lab visit

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2004

UTS Council Magic Lab visit

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2004

UTS Vice Chancellor Magic Lab visit

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2004

Public Robot Soccer Games - in Sydney

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2004

UTS Open Day - Robot Soccer Matches

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2003

Public Robot Soccer Games - in Sydney

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2003

UTS Day Care Centre Visits the Magic Lab to see robots play soccer match

Cool Robot Demonstrations

2003

UTS Open Day - Robot Soccer Matches