Academic Head of Programmes (Information Technology)
Computational Intelligence, Neural Networks, Data Mining, Ecological Informatics
PhD, Computational Intelligence, University of Otago, 2004
BSc (Hons) First Class, Information Science, University of Otago, 1996
Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, 2010-2012
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, 2007-2009
Post-doctoral Fellow, Lincoln University, 2004-2007
Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Otago, 2000-2004
Journal Board Memberships
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2015-2018
Complex and Intelligent Systems
Selected Recent Publications
Watts, M.J., Albakry, K, Choe, K.W., Han, B., Hookings, A., Fonua, H., Kumar, R., Ahmadi, K., and Ketu'u, S. (2016) A Student Laptop Roll-out for International Information Technology Students. Proceedings of the 29th Annual CITRENZ Conference 2016 pg 76-80.
Watts, M.J. (2016) Sleep Learning and Max-Min Aggregation of Evolving Connectionist Systems. In:
In: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2016 pg 4325-430.
Watts, M.J. and Kasabov, N.K. Hybrid Evolutionary-, Constructive-, and Evolving Fuzzy Neural Networks. In: Handbook on Computational Intelligence. World Scientific (2015) pg 745-772.
Watts, M.J. , Fordham, D.A., Akcakaya, H.R., Aiello-Lammens, M. and Brook, B.W. Tracking metapopulation range margin changes using geographical centroids of patches weighted by population size and density. Ecological Modelling (2013) 269 61-69.
Senior Member of the IEEE
Member of the New Zealand Institute of IT Professionals
Member of the International Neural Networks Society
Research Homepage [http://mike.watts.net.nz/]
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Complete CV [http://mike.watts.net.nz/mjwatts-CV.pdf]
Computational Intelligence Blog [http://computational-intelligence.blogspot.com/]