Prof Robert J. Howlett

PhD, MPhil, BSc, MIET, MBCS, MInstKT
Chartered Engineer, Chartered Information Technology Practitioner

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Executive Chair (Academic): KES International
Director: KES International Research
Visiting Professor, Enterprise: Bournemouth University


- Bob Howlett is the Academic Chair of KES International a non-profit organisation which facilitates knowledge transfer and the dissemination of research results in areas including Intelligent Systems, Sustainability, and Knowledge Transfer.

- Bob's technical expertise is in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the solution of industrial problems.  He has been successful in applying neural networks, expert and fuzzy methods, and related technology to sustainability and renewable energy systems; condition monitoring, diagnostic tools and systems; automotive electronics and engine management systems. He has made a national contribution in the fields of knowledge and technology transfer, the commercialisation of research, and the third-mission agenda.

- His current interests centre on the application of intelligent systems to sustainability, particularly renewable energy, smart / micro grids and applications in housing and glasshouse horticulture.

- Through KES International Research, Bob works with a number of universities on the supervision teams of PhD students, and providing technical input to projects. He is a Visiting Professor in Enterprise at Bournemouth University,UK, and welcomes invitations from other universities invitations to visiting or adjunct (honorary) positions.



Bob is a series co-editor of two book series published by Springer:-
Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies and
Advances in Sustainability Science and Technology
We welcome high quality proposals for new volumes in these series.


KES International Research
University of Chichester Business Incubation Centre,
Bognor Regis, UK
Mail address
PO Box 2115, Shoreham-by-sea
BN43 5WR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)5603 673252
Mob: +44 (0)7905 987544
Email: rjhowlett@kesinternational.org

KES International
A few examples of Bob's Publications *
* Only publications indexed on the DBLP server are presented. A full list is available on request.