I am a Research Associate in the Computer Vision and Graphics Group within the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. I completed my PhD in 2012 under the supervision of Dr. Paul Siebert. During my PhD, I developed an active binocular robot vision architecture capable of learning objects and exploring a cluttered scene.
At the moment, my efforts are advocated to (since Feb/2012) the European FP7 Strategic Research Project CLoPeMa (Clothes Perception and Manipulation) where I’m developing a low-cost, off the shelf binocular robot head and a perceptual vision engine architecture. I’m in charge of the CLoPeMa dual-arm robot: Dexterous Blue together with Susanne Oehler. I’m also involved in “A proof-of-concept demonstration of a Cognitive Vision System within the sEnglish programming environment” funded by the Glasgow Knowledge Exchange board and Sysbrain Ltd.
My research focuses on active vision, feature extraction, object manipulation, visual attention, robot vision and object recognition. My research interests also extend to thermodynamics and geometric algebras. More information about my research activities can be found here.