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Professor Kevin Warwick

Spotlight On Professor Kevin Warwick

Professor Kevin Warwick is one of the world's leading cybernetics Professors. Kevin will oversee and develop the University’s research programmes and activity

Professor Kevin Warwick, DSc. CEng. FIET FCGI, holds a BSc. (Hons.) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Aston University, a Ph.D. from Imperial College London and DScs from Imperial College and the Czech Academy of Sciences as well as six honorary doctorates including one from Coventry University.

Kevin began his academic career at Imperial College followed by positions at Newcastle, Oxford and Warwick Universities before being appointed to the Chair at Reading where he has performed both Head of Department and Head of School duties.

Kevin has published around 600 papers in research areas such as artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, robotics and control systems. His experiments into implant technology led to him being featured as the cover story on the US magazine Wired. He was presented with The Future of Health Technology Award in MIT, was made an Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, received the IEE Senior Achievement Medal, in 2008 the IET Mountbatten Medal and in 2011 the Ellison-Cliffe Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2000 Kevin presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

His research involves an intelligent deep brain stimulator to counteract the effects of Parkinson Disease tremors. Another project involves the use of cultured/biological neural networks to drive robots around – the brain of each robot is made of neural tissue. Kevin is best known for his pioneering experiments involving a neuro-surgical implantation into the median nerves of his own left arm to link his nervous system directly to a computer to assess the latest technology for use with the disabled.

Kevin brings a wealth of research expertise to Coventry and has big plans for the future. He said: ‘Coventry has made significant steps over the past few years and in order to build on that momentum we must place research excellence at the heart of what we do.’

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