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Professor Ryszard Kowalczyk

Wipro Chair of Artificial Intelligence


Professor Ryszard Kowalczyk is Wipro Chair of Artificial Intelligence, Director of Swinburne Key Lab for Intelligent Software Systems and Head of AI and Intelligent Agent Technology research group at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining the University, he led AI research at CSIRO and a number of corporate Research & Development centres in Australia and overseas.

Professor Kowalczyk's research interests include artificial intelligence, autonomous software agents and collective intelligence for automated and optimised decision-making, and their applications in digital eco-systems of interacting systems, people and things, i.e. cyber-physical-social eco-systems. It involves automated reasoning, negotiation, learning, adaptation and self-organisation in autonomous multi-agent systems, enabling smart infrastructure, smart cities, smart exchanges and industry 4.0.

Professor Kowalczyk has co-authored 4 patents, published more than 250 scientific articles, and provided expert policy advice to government bodies in Australia and overseas. He has been awarded more than 30 Research & Development projects funded by competitive grants and industry in excess of $25 million, delivering significant research and commercial benefits. His current and past industry collaborators include Wipro, DST Group, Zimbani, CGREI, Suncorp, AARNet, Siemens, Telstra, Vastpark, Canon, IBM, Australian Navy, SAP and DaimlerChrysler.

He received PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from Silesian University of Technology, Poland and holds a lifetime title of State Professor awarded by the President of Poland.

Research interests

Intelligent systems; Artificial Intelligence; Collective intelligence; Smart infrastructure management

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

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Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Adaptive Agents And Intelligent Robotics - 080101
  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing Not Elsewhere Classified - 080199


  • 2018, Swinburne, The Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Award - Team Award Winner: Building the Digital Innovation Precinct through all of University Collaboration, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013, Other, Lifetime TItile of State Professor, Republic of Poland
  • 2005, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Kowalczyk, Ryszard; Kowalczyk, R.
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