Rob Saun­ders is Se­nior Lec­turer in De­sign Com­put­ing in the Fac­ulty of Ar­chi­tec­ture, De­sign and Plan­ning at the Uni­ver­sity of Syd­ney, AU. Rob’s re­search cen­tres around cre­ative ap­pli­ca­tion of com­put­ing and the com­pu­ta­tional mod­el­ling of cre­ativ­ity. Using tech­niques from ma­chine learn­ing, ro­bot­ics and sur­veil­lance he has ex­plored the role of cu­rios­ity in cre­ative processes and de­vel­oped mod­els of cre­ative sys­tems at in­di­vid­ual, so­cial and cul­tural lev­els. His mod­els of cu­ri­ous de­sign agents have demon­strated use­ful abil­i­ties for au­tonomous de­sign sys­tems, in­clud­ing prob­lem-find­ing and open-ended ex­plo­ration. Rob works with artists and de­sign­ers across a range of dis­ci­plines to sup­port and en­gage in the cre­ative ap­pli­ca­tion of com­put­ing and has ap­plied his re­search in the de­vel­op­ment of de­sign cus­tomi­sa­tion sys­tems, smart en­vi­ron­ments, in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tions and ro­botic art­works.