Ron Petrick's Webpages

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I am currently a Professor in the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences and the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics at Heriot-Watt University. I am also an Honorary Fellow in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.


My research is centred around automated planning, knowledge representation and reasoning, and cognitive robotics.


I regularly teach courses in the Department of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Campus, usually at the Year 3 and MSc levels. In past academic years, I have been one of the lecturers for F29AI - Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents and F29SO - Software Engineering. I have also been the Coordinator for the 3rd Year Computer Science Group Project at the Edinburgh Campus.

Until March 2023, I was the Programme Director for the MSc Artificial Intelligence (1 Year) programme (September, January) and the MSc Artificial Intelligence (2 Year) programme (September, January). These roles have now been taken over by Alistair McConnell.

More information about my teaching activities, including 4th year honours project, MSc project, and Master Class supervision, can be found on my teaching page.


My webpage is currently being updated so please visit again soon.