I am a research fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. I work with Michael Mistry on project CogIMon: Cognitive Interaction in Motion. I studied my PhD degree in the Institute for Perception, Action and Behaviour in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. My supervisor is Dr. Sethu Vijayakumar. Prior to this, I studied my master degree in the Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, under the supervision of Prof. Russell Greiner.

My research interests are topics of statistical and machine learning, especially in robot learning based on human demonstration. This includes

  • optimisation of control policies
  • estimation of movement constraints
  • data representation
  • dimensional reduction
The central topic of my PhD research is to develop algorithms for analysing the principles behind human movements. The assumption is that learning how human move is a necessary step towards natural humanoid robots and rehabilitation robots. Particularly, I focus on extracting the characteristics of a movement by exploiting motion across different tasks or dynamics.

Last update: 01/03/16