Dr Peter J. Bentley

Sense Editor
June 22, 2011

In addition to being the Department of Computer Science’s Honorary Reader, Dr. Peter J. Bentley’s academic activities encompass responsibilities as collaborating professor at the KAIST Department of Brain & Bio Engineering and duties as a contributing editor to WIRED UK

Peter’s research interests focus heavily upon the computational processes of biomimetic systems encompassing artificial immune systems, evolutionary algorithms and swarming systems. Peter has applied these methods to diverse domains including design, novel robotics, nanotechnology, fraud detection, mobile wireless devices, security,and art and music composition. Forays into the latter area have produced work’s such as the “Fugue” art:science collaboration which orchestrated an immersive audio visual artwork from the workings of an artifical immune system.

Fugue: an Artwork using an Artificial Immune System

Dr. Bentley is also involved with the development of iPhone apps, and his iStethoscope app(pictured at top of article) attracted international attention. His personal blog catalogues the entire spectrum of his endeavours and includes details of his printed volumes, including ‘The Undercover Scientist’ a widely translated exploration of the scientific underpinnings of everyday life.