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I am a Research Fellow in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. My research interest is in robotic manipulation, manipulation planning, motion planning and motion control. I have previously completed my PhD in Computing at the University of Leeds in the UK and I have a Computer Science background.

Research Overview

I envision a future where robots coexist with humans in dynamic environments to empower and improve the quality of their lives. For example, consider the figure above, where a robot assists a motor-impaired person with daily tasks. The robot needs to retrieve the orange juice bottle from the back of a cluttered fridge. Other obstacles, at the front of the fridge, prevent the robot from directly reaching and grasping the object successfully. The robot needs to find a plan to manipulate those objects, perhaps by safely pushing them away, to create the required space to reach and grasp the orange juice bottle.





Experience

Research Fellow

University of Leeds (2021-Today)
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I am currently working on an exciting UKRI/EPSRC funded project in robotic manipulation.

  • I conduct research in relevant areas of the project and develop novel algorithms to tackle challenging problems in Robotic manipulation.
  • I oversee the development, integration and testing of algorithms in the robotic system.
  • I teach a robotics module to final year undergrads.

Software Developer

Cimlogic (2015-2016)
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I spent a year working in industry for a software development firm.

  • I worked with a range of Microsoft technologies, including C#, SQL Server, and ASP.NET.
  • Practiced agile methodologies to software development.
  • Contributed to software development for big companies.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD

School of Computing, University of Leeds (2017-2021)
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  • Research focus: robotics; robotic manipulation; physics-based motion planning; motion control.
  • Recipient of a UKRI-EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) full scholarship.

B.Sc. Computer Science (Industrial)

School of Computing, University of Leeds (2013-2017)
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  • My individual final year project investigated and implemented a robot cashier and was awarded the Buckley prize.
  • Received the Head of School award.

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