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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctor of Philosophy, PhD
- 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)
- My individual final year project investigated and implemented a robot cashier and was awarded the Buckley prize.
- Received the Head of School award.