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Kevin was formerly Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, where he is now Emeritus Professor. Kevin was born in Coventry, UK and left school to join British Telecom, at the age of 16. At 22 he took his first degree at Aston University, followed by a PhD and research post at Imperial College, London. He subsequently held positions at Oxford, Newcastle, Warwick and Reading Universities before moving to Coventry.

As well as publishing well over 500 research papers, Kevin’s experiments into implant technology led to him being featured as the cover story on the US magazine, ‘Wired’. His research has involved himself as a self-experimenter, hence he is frequently referred to as the world’s first Cyborg.

Kevin has been awarded eight Honorary Doctorates by UK Universities, including Coventry, and one by Sts. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje. He was presented with The Future of Health Technology Award in MIT, was made an Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, received The IEE Senior Achievement Medal, the IET Mountbatten Medal and in 2011 the Ellison-Cliffe Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2000 Kevin presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, entitled “The Rise of the Robots”.

Kevin’s research has involved the design of an intelligent deep brain stimulator to counteract the effects of Parkinson Disease tremors. The tremors are predicted and a current signal is applied to stop the tremors before they start. Another project involves the use of cultured/biological neural networks to drive robots around – the brain of each robot is made of neural tissue. Kevin is though best known for his pioneering experiments involving a neuro-surgical implantation into the median nerves of his own left arm to link his nervous system directly to a computer to assess the latest technology for use with the disabled. He was successful with the first extra-sensory (ultrasonic) input for a human and with the first purely electronic telegraphic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans.

Kevin is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and was elected to the International Academy of Cybernetics and Systems.

Research Interests

Cyborgs; Control ; Robotics ; Biomedical systems ; Artificial intelligence

Education/Academic qualification

DrSc, Cybernetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

DSc, Imperial College London

PhD, DIC, Computer Control Systems, Imperial College London

BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Aston University

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Research Output 2014 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Closed-loop deep brain stimulation based on a stream-clustering system

Camara, C., Warwick, K., Bruna, R., Aziz, T. & Pereda, E., 15 Jul 2019, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 126, p. 187-199 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neurodegenerative diseases
Pulse generators
Expert systems
7 Downloads (Pure)

Non-Linear Dynamical Analysis of Resting Tremor for Demand-Driven Deep Brain Stimulation

Camara, C., Subramaniyan, N., Warwick, K., Parkkonen, L., Aziz, T. & Pereda, E., 31 May 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 11, 16 p., 2507.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Thalamic Nuclei
Deep Brain Stimulation
potential fields

Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Model to Assess Potential Collisions to Reduce Severity of Impacts

Gilbert, A., Petrovic, D., Warwick, K. & Serghi, V., 16 Mar 2018, 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems. Helfert, M. & Gusikhin, O. (eds.). SciTePress, p. 243-250 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Kinetic energy
Numerical methods
Control systems
2 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Improving the Performance of Free-text Keystroke Dynamics Authentication by Fusion

Alsultan, A., Warwick, K. & Wei, H., Sep 2018, In : Applied Soft Computing. 70, p. 1024-1033

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fusion reactions
Ant colony optimization
Decision trees
Support vector machines

Artificial Intelligence

Shah, H. & Warwick, K., 11 Oct 2017

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
artificial intelligence

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Participation in conference

BCS-SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Kevin Warwick (Keynote Speaker)
9 Dec 201411 Dec 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Elected as Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Kevin Warwick (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Election to learned society

Honorary DSc, Kingston University London

Kevin Warwick (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Honorary degree

Honorary DTech, Edinburgh Napier University

Kevin Warwick (Recipient), Jul 2015

Prize: Honorary degree

Press / Media

Colin Murphy's Panic Room - BBC 1

Kevin Warwick


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Ancient Aliens - History Channel

Kevin Warwick


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

How the NHS Changed Our World - BBC 1

Kevin Warwick


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Big Questions - BBC 1

Kevin Warwick


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Decision Making on Mitigating a Possible Collision of an Autonomous Vehicle on a Motorway

Author: Gilbert, A., 26 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Petrovic, D. (Supervisor), Warwick, K. (Supervisor) & Pickering, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy