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Alex Rogers

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Professor Alex Rogers

Professor of Computer Science

Tutorial Fellow, St Anne's College

Department of Computer Science,
Robert Hooke Building
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I develop and apply principled artificial intelligence, machine learning and agent-based approaches within physical sensor systems to address real-world problems focusing on sustainability. My recent work has addressed future energy systems, such as the smart grid, citizen science platforms, and environmental monitoring, and typically involves the real-world deployment of novel approaches in devices, smartphones or the cloud.

I am the co-founder of a home heating advice spin-out, called Joulo, that combines a unique low-cost temperature logger with cloud-based analytics. I maintain the GridCarbon app for monitoring the carbon intensity of the UK electricity grid. I am searching for the New Forest cicada using smartphones and I am developing a low-cost, open-source, acoustic logger, called AudioMoth, for environmental and biodiversity monitoring.


I originally studied Physics at Durham University before joining Schlumberger as a wireline logging engineer. After five years working in various oilfields around the world I took suspended employment to study for a PhD applying statistical physics to models of evolving populations. Upon completing my PhD I worked for a spin-out from the Santa Fe Institute applying complexity science to business problem before returning to academia, initially at the University of Southampton, and now at the University of Oxford.


Current Students

Past Students

Joe Brown
Dongge Han