Simon M. Kirby is a British cognitive scientist, currently holding the Chair of Language Evolution at the University of Edinburgh, where he is Director of the Graduate School, and Programme Director for the MSc in the Evolution of Language and Cognition. He specializes in evolutionary computational models of human language and its development.

He is a creator, together with members of the experimental pop band FOUND, of Cybraphon, an "autonomous emotional robot band" in a wardrobe,[1] which won a BAFTA in 2009.[2]


Kirby has published over 52 articles, chapters, and other publications, including the books:

and the peer-reviewed journal articles:

See also


  1. ^ "Cybraphon". Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  2. ^ "FOUND win BAFTA for Cybraphon". 9 November 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2009.