• Establish itself as a leading consortium-type collaborative research institute in the area of information and knowledge engineering in New Zealand.
  • Establish itself internationally as a high profile research institute in the area of information and knowledge engineering.
  • Create a bridge between advanced research and postgraduate and undergraduate study at AUT and nationally, through research informed teaching.
  • Attract significant research funds both in New Zealand and internationally.
  • Attract postgraduate students and link their work to research projects.
  • Develop advanced methods and techniques for information engineering and knowledge discovery that are of high significance in the subject area.
  • Publish results in top international journals, thus promoting internationally the science and technology of New Zealand.
  • Create new intellectual property for the benefit of New Zealand.
  • Invite researchers at the level of postdoctoral fellow from overseas for different periods of time and encourage them to publish results internationally.
  • Promote information and knowledge engineering technologies across faculties and groups at AUT. Act as an incubator for research projects.
  • Act as a link between academic research and commercial partners.
  • Organise workshops, seminars and short courses.

Research outputs

KEDRI researchers have published 17 books, 47 book chapters or sections, 195 papers in top professional journals (such as IEEE Transactions, Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, Information Sciences, Pattern Recognition, AI in Medicine, Springer LNCS), 249 papers in international conferences and 8 PCT patents. Find out about our publications.

Our role within AUT

KEDRI reports to the AUT PVC Research. Administratively it is allocated in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies. Along with the internal funding from AUT, we have received external funding from the New Economy Research Fund – NERF/FRST, from research and commercial partners - Fonterra, Telecom, Middlemore hospital, PEBL, Intuto, ViaLactia BS, the SCOPE project, the CORE Bioprotection, NICT Japan, ENZ, MBIE and others.

Partnerships and Associations

KEDRI relies on a strong collaboration with NZ academic and commercial partners, and international partners from 12 countries. KEDRI’s international reputation was enhanced by hosting international conferences on neuro-computing and evolving intelligence (NCEI, HIS, ICONIP) and 3 international summer schools on bioinformatics.

Joint Ventures

Crunchouse - Joint Venture Project for Personalised Modelling Development collaborated on by AUT, KEDRI and James & Wells Co.


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