Mike Watts

Academic Head of Programmes (Information Technology)

Michael Watts

Research Interests

Computational Intelligence, Neural Networks, Data Mining, Ecological Informatics


Academic Qualifications

PhD, Computational Intelligence, University of Otago, 2004

BSc (Hons) First Class, Information Science, University of Otago, 1996


Academic Positions

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

Soft Computing

Complex and Intelligent Systems

Evolving 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. 


Professional Memberships 

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/]

Google Scholar Profile [https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Z29KBKYAAAAJ]

Complete CV [http://mike.watts.net.nz/mjwatts-CV.pdf]

Computational Intelligence Blog [http://computational-intelligence.blogspot.com/]

Twitter [https://twitter.com/DrMikeWatts]