Dr. Michael Floyd Senior AI Scientist

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carleton University

M.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Carleton University

B.Eng., Computer Systems Engineering, Carleton University

Dr. Floyd’s research interests include learning by observation, autonomous agents, case-based reasoning, adaptive autonomy, and human-robot trust. His work at Knexus focuses on embedding autonomous robots in human teams, goal reasoning, plan/goal recognition, and trusted autonomy.


He is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has given numerous presentations on his research at international conferences and invited talks, including IJCAI, AAAI, ICCBR, ICTAI, and FLAIRS. He has also organized six international scientific meetings, served as a program committee member for 19 international scientific conferences and meetings, and served as a reviewer for five journals.

Dr. Floyd earned the Best Paper Award at the 22nd International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, as well as the Carleton University Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement, awarded to the top Ph.D. dissertations at Carleton University. Videos presenting his research have been recognized with two awards from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and he has received several teaching honors.

Prior to joining Knexus, Dr. Floyd was a research assistant at Carleton University and the National Research Council Canada.

He enjoys traveling with his wife, Natalie, and his daughter, Lillie. He is an avid sports fan, particularly hockey, and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and snowshoeing.

Further information about Dr. Floyd and his research, including publications, can be found at http://sce.carleton.ca/~mfloyd