Peter McBurney

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vicibus gratis formare loquentes
suetus et alterno verum contexere nodo.

Claudius Claudianus, 399 AD.

With skill at shaping urbane interchanges
A tapestry of truth from crossing strands.

Translation of Garry Wills.


Start-ups of students & colleagues:

3scale (now part of Redhat)
Alectro
Bozii (later Freedom4)
CogniCor Technologies
Dolphin Music
Empela
Fatsoma
Financial Network Analytics
Hadean
jazzle
Mahout
Mesonomics
Nexus Mutual
Pisa Research
Redwing Asia
Sandtable
Umami
UnitU

Peter McBurney is Professor of Computer Science and former Head of the Department of Informatics in the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences of King's College London. He is a member of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) Research Group of the Department.

McBurney's primary areas of research are in AI and Computational Finance:

  • Distributed ledgers, blockchain, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs
  • AI applied to knowledge-intensive, regulated domains (law, finance, insurance, etc), and
  • Agent communications protocols and agent-based simulation.
His work finds application in computational finance and economics, cyber conflict, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. According to Google Scholar, McBurney has an h-index score of 49, and his most-cited publication has 673 citations.

Since 2007, McBurney has been Joint Editor-in-Chief of the refereed AI journal, The Knowledge Engineering Review, published by Cambridge University Press. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), a board established in 2018 to provide advice on AI, data analytics and regulatory technology (regtech). During 2018-2020, he was an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Law Futures Centre at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

McBurney is a regular speaker and advisor on Artificial Intelligence, on blockchains & distributed ledgers, and on cryptocurrencies. He has experience working on several blockchain Proofs-of-Concept, including for major financial institutions and commodities trading companies.

His research projects include the EPSRC-funded VOLT Project, which aimed to develop trusted voting systems using distributed ledger technologies for management of shareholder rights and for elections in non-government organizations.

Contact details:

Peter McBurney
Department of Informatics
King's College London
Bush House
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG
UK

Email: peter.mcburney [at] kcl.ac.uk

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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For potential PhD students: I am currently fully loaded with PhD students, and so I am not able to accept any new students.

For potential student interns: I do not have places or funding for student interns.

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