Dr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science


Dr Ajaz Ahmad Bhat is an Assistant Professor of Intelligent Robotics at the Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei and a visiting researcher at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Prior to this posting, he worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia, UK and then as an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente, Netherlands. Ajaz’s research interests lie at the intersection of intelligent robotics, cognitive sciences, and consumer technologies with a special focus on understanding and designing developmental and cumulative learning systems. His research outputs have been published in more than 15 journal articles with some of them in top-tier journals such as Psychological Review and Autonomous Robots. His work on Causal Learning in Robots was covered in top conferences like ICML and by media outlets such as BBC. He has been involved in multiple international research projects such as EU’s FP7 DARWIN and NIH’s WOLVES. Ajaz retains memberships of both IEEE and APS societies in addition to holding a PhD in Cognitive Robotics from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy.


PhD in Cognitive Robotics & AI
Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department,
Italian Institute of Technology,
Genova, Italy
(Jan 2013- Apr 2016)

Masters in Computer Applications (Professional),
Department of Computer Science,
University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India
(Mar 2007 - Jun 2010)

Bachelors in Physical Sciences,
University of Kashmir, India
(Mar 2004- Feb 2007)


• Connectionist, dynamical, multi-time scale and integrated systems approach to intelligence
• AI robots for problem-solving, motor behaviours, causal reasoning, imagination and creativity
• Cognition-inspired intelligent systems, human neuro-cognition and cognitive development
• Grounded language learning, attention-guided neural networks and explainable AI


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