MURRAY SHANAHAN is a professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London. He graduated from Imperial with a First in computer science in 1984, and obtained his PhD in computer science from Cambridge University (King's College) in 1988. Since then he has carried out work in artificial intelligence, robotics, and cogitive science.
His publications span artificial intelligence, robotics, logic, dynamical systems, computational neuroscience, and philosophy of mind. His work up to 2000 was in the tradition of classical, symbolc AI. But since then he has turned his attention to the brain and its embodiment. His current interests include brain connectivity, neurodynamics, comparative cognition, and the relationship between cognition and consciousness. He is the author of Embodiment and the Inner Life.