School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Dazeley, Richard (Assoc Prof)

Position Head of Discipline (IT), Senior Lecturer Richard Dazeley 
Office T143c (T Building, Level 1, East - General Office)
Phone +61 3 5327 9769


  • PhD, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Computing (Honours), University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Computing, University of Tasmania


Dr Richard Dazeley is the Head of Discipline (IT) and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and IT. Richard joined the University in 2007 as a specialist lecturer in Computer Games and Programming where he has received teaching awards. In 2011 he was appointed as the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching where he lead staff through a period of pedagogical change and curriculum renewal. Richard is a world leading researcher in Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning (MORL) where he has published a number of leading papers in collaboration with national and international researchers. This research has significant application potential with a number of emerging projects across many industrial, mechanical, environmental, health and economical domains.

Richard is also recognized as a leading researcher in the incremental knowledge based systems approach known as Ripple-Down Rules, where he has released open source software and published numerous papers. His current work is in amalgamating his RDR and RL streams of research in the development of new Assisted Reinforcement Learning (ARL) methods that significantly improve online learning of RL systems.

Teaching areas

  • 3D Computer Graphics Programming
  • Computer Game Engines
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • Programming

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