About me

Tim Taylor portrait

I am a scientist, author, and coder of artificial life technology, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have particular interests in open-ended evolution, web-based artificial life, and the history of artificial life.

I have recently written a book (with Alan Dorin) on the early history of thinking about machines that can reproduce and evolve.

Over the years I have held research positions in various universities in the UK and Australia. In recent times I have generally worked part-time on specific contracts while leaving some time for me to pursue my own research and writing interests as an independent researcher.

Currently I work part-time (and remotely) as a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University (Australia), and as an associate examiner for the University of London International Programmes.

I am an elected board member of the International Society for Artificial Life. Over the last few years I have co-organised a series of workshops on open-ended evolution. Full details of these and other academic organisational and administrative activities can be found here.