Prof Michael Winikoff

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School of Information Management


Teaching in 2020


The overall aim of Michael's research is to find better ways of creating software. Over the past two decades he has focussed on software that is conceptualised in terms of “intelligent agents” which are able to exhibit robust and flexible behaviour. More recently he has been looking at societal consequences of autonomous systems, and the issues that affect trust in these systems.


Michael Winikoff joined the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington in June 2019. Previously, he was at the University of Otago in the Department of Information Science (2008-2019), where he was Head of Department (February 2011 to December 2016). Earlier in 2009 (since September 2008) he worked at Otago’s Higher Education Development Centre, and before that was Associate Professor at RMIT University’s School of Computer Science and IT.


Leadership & Service

Michael is Vice President of the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE), an Associate Editor for the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, and Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering. He was on the 2018 PBRF MIST panel.


Teaching in 2020