About us

The AUT Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI) conducts world-leading research in the field of computational intelligence, neuroinfomatics and bioinformatics, creating innovative applications of machine learning to advance human life and society. We develop novel information processing methods, technologies and their applications, and have produced extensive research output that is published in the field’s top ranking journals. At KEDRI, we work closely with a wide network of local and international partnerships and collaborators.

Our objectives

  • Be known 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

Visualisation of our research

Our areas of expertise

  • Novel methods of computational intelligence
  • Neurocomputation and neuroinformatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data mining and decision support systems
  • Pattern recognition
  • Study of creativity