Austin Tate is Professor Emeritus of Knowledge-Based Systems at the University of Edinburgh. He was the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI) from 1983 to 2019. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE, Scotland’s National Academy), Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI (FAAAI), Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and on the editorial board of a number of AI journals. His research work involves advanced knowledge and planning technologies, and collaborative systems for teams especially using virtual worlds. He is coordinator for the Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) a virtual educational and research institute bringing together those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach.
More information is available at: http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/