John Speakman is a Lecturer with the Games Academy. He joined Falmouth University in May 2016, to study an MA in Business Entrepreneurship, through Launchpad with Falmouth University, during which he co-founded ‘Evnia’, an employee engagement application software business. He holds an MSc in Computer Science, with a focus on artificial intelligence and intelligent agents and a BSc in Computer Science. He specialises in artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, autonomous agent behaviour, geometry, data visualisation and human-computer interaction. He has worked as an artist and animator for vector-based graphics and as an independent game developer. He is currently a PhD student exploring collaborative environment design with artificial life in mixed reality.  

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2018 MA Entrepreneurship Falmouth University
2016 MSc Computer Science Bangor University
2015 BSc Computer Science Bangor University

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent agents
Autonomous agent behaviour
Data visualisation
Human-computer interaction
Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality

Research Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • artificial life
  • Augmented and Mixed Reality
  • Distributed Networks
  • Virtual Environment Design

Business Engagement

Business start ups

Co-founder of evnia