Dr Edward Powley

Job title

Edward Powley is a Research Fellow in The MetaMakers Institute, and a lecturer in BSc Computing for Games. His research interests are centred on artificial intelligence for games, particularly on developing general-purpose AI methods which can play a wide variety of games. His current work investigates the use of AI agents as playtesters and assistants in automated game design systems. He is also using his game development expertise to bring the Institute’s research to market and into the hands of the general public.

He is also an independent game developer, with particular interest in the emergent gameplay possibilities of cutting-edge AI, procedural content generation and physics-based gameplay.


YearQualificationAwarding body
PhD Computer Science
University of York
MMath Mathematics and Computer Science
University of York

Research interests

Research topics

Artificial Intelligence

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Conference or Workshop Item

Scott, Michael and Powley, Edward and Parker, Alcwyn (2017) Using GitHub to Support Programming Assignments. In: Proceedings of the 5th HEA Conference on Learning and Teaching in STEM Disciplines, 1-2 February 2017, Manchester, UK. (In Press)


Areas of teaching

Artificial Intelligence

Courses taught

BSc Computing for Games