Janet Wiles is Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Her research involves: Human-robot interactions, Indigenous language technologies, visualisation, artificial intelligence, and bio-inspired computation in complex systems, with applications in cognitive science and biorobotics. She completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Sydney, a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology at the University of Queensland, and served as faculty in the Cognitive Science program for 12 years. In 2003 she formed the Complex and Intelligent Systems research group at UQ, where she has been Professor since 2006. She is research leader of the Co-Innovation group in UQ’s School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), and UQ node leader for the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, where her research focuses on social robots and language.