A/Prof Peter Vamplew

Position Associate Professor Peter Vamplew
OfficeT134 (Mt Helen)
Phone +61 3 5327 9616


  • B.A., B. Sc. (Hons) – Flinders
  • PhD – University of Tasmania
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education and Training, Victoria University


I have been an Associate Professor in Information Technology at Federation University Australia since its formation in January 2014. Prior to this I was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ballarat since December 2005, originally with the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, and then in the School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering. Previously I was a lecturer within the computing discipline at the University of Tasmania from 1991-2005. My research interests lie primarily in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly reinforcement learning, neural networks and evolutionary computation. I am currently researching variations on reinforcement learning algorithms for multi-objective problems.

Teaching areas

My teaching duties focus on the area of computer games design and development, programming, artificial intelligence and research skills.

I also coordinate the IT Professional Experience courses which require students to engage with the IT industry.

Extended research profile