Dr Peter Vamplew

Element 1 Leader

Federation University Australia

Dr Peter Vamplew is a senior lecturer in the School of Science, Information Technolgy and Engineering at Federation University Australia, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization. He joined Federation University Australia after fifteen years as a lecturer at the University of Tasmania, where he completed his PhD on the topic of automated recognition of sign language using artificial neural networks.

Dr Vamplew’s research interests lie broadly in the domain of machine learning – that is, computer programs which can learn to carry out ‘intelligent’ tasks by learning to modify their behaviour on the basis of instruction and/or experience. In particular he is a world leader in the developing field of multiobjective reinforcement learning, which involves the development of algorithms which learn to carry out sequential decision-making tasks which require trade-offs to be made between two or more conflicting objectives.