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Dr Tom Kent


  • BS8 1UB


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Research interests

A post-doctoral research associate in Bristol University's Computer Science Department. Currently working on the T-B Phase project (Thales Bristol Partnership in Hybrid Autonomous Systems Engineering). I am interested in exploring how we can utilise AI, Machine Learning and Decision Making techniques within a number of key Multi-Agent Systems use-cases, e.g. Search and Rescue, Persistent Surveillance.

My previous research has included designing, implementing and testing a number of path planning and decision making algorithms for autonomous cars on the Venturer project. Additionally, I did my PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol. Developing an analytic, geometric approach to finding optimal routes for commercial formation flight.

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T-B PHASE: Prosperity Partnership with Thales

Wilson, R. E., Johnson, A., Bullock, S., Lawry, J., Richards, A. G., Noyes, J. M., Hauert, S., Bode, N. W. F., Wilson, R. E., Pitonakova, L., Kent, T., Crosscombe, M., Zanatto, D., Alkan, B., Drury, K. L., Hogg, E., Bonnell, W. D., Bennett, C. D., Clarke, C. E. M., Wisetjindawat, W., Potts, M. W., Ellinas, C., Sartor, P. N., Harvey, D., Rayneau-Kirkhope, B., Galvin, K., Lam, J., Barden, E. & Chattington, M.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • 2 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 2 Conference Paper
  • 1 Article (Academic Journal)

Decentralised Multi-Demic Evolutionary Approach to the Dynamic Multi-Agent Travelling Salesman Problem

Kent, T. & Richards, A., 21 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) GECCO'19: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Vol. 2019. p. 147-148 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Open Access
  • 65 Downloads (Pure)

    Analytic Approach to Optimal Routing for Commercial Formation Flight

    Kent, T. E. & Richards, A. G., Oct 2015, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 38, 10, p. 1872-1884 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 14 Citations (Scopus)

    Accounting for the Effect of Ground Delay on Commercial Formation Flight

    Kent, T. E. & Richards, A. G., 9 Jul 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper