Members of IPAB.


Barbara Webb photo
Barbara Webb Perceptual systems for the control of behaviour, robot models of animals, simulation of neural circuits


Academic Staff

Vittorio Ferrari photo
Vittorio Ferrari Computer vision:weakly supervised learning of visual models, object class detection, learning from video, contextual scene understanding
Bob Fisher photo
Bob Fisher Model-based vision, 3D/range data interpretation and applications, video sequence analysis
Michael Herrmann photo
Michael Herrmann Neurorobotics, self-organisation of behaviour, prosthetic control, computational neuroscience, neuroinformatics
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Timothy Hospedales  
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Taku Komura Computer graphics, robotics and biomechanics: human motion analysis and synthesis, physically-based animation and real-time computer graphics
Zhibin Li photo
Zhibin (Alex) Li Control of dynamic behaviors of robotic systems, specialized in humanoid robotics, dynamic locomotion and compliance control.
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Michael Mistry  
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Subramanian Ramamoorthy Autonomous robotics, Robot learning, Safe and explainable Artificial Intelligence
Kartic Subr
Kartic Subr Graphics, Stochastic sampling, signal processing and image manipulation
Sethu photo
Sethu Vijayakumar Statistical Machine Learning for Robotics; Planning, Optimisation and Adaptive Control for Anthropomorphic (Humanoid) Platforms; Computational Motor Control; Rehabilitation Robotics


Associate Academic Staff

Tim Colles Mobile robot programming languages
Austin Tate Planning and activity management, Human-robot collaboration, Emergency response, search and rescue
Chris Williams Machine learning and computer vision
David Willshaw Construction of networks of neurons and the computations performed by them


Research Staff

Vladimir Ivan  
Buyu Liu  
Miaojing Shi Learning in computer vision.
Radim Tylecek  


PhD Research Students

Pavlos Andreadis Coarse Preferences: Representation, Elicitation, and Decision Making
Daniel Angelov

Physical scene understanding, modeling through simulations, causality

Jonathan Bamber Analysis of Neural Data, Computational Neuroscience, Auditory System
Holger Caesar Semantic segmentation, weakly-supervised learning of stuff classes
Oguzhan Cebe Optimal planning and control for legged robots
Iordanis Chatzinikolaidis  
Floyd Chitalu Realtime elastic deformation models and interaction using performance adaptivity
Todor Davchev  
James Garforth Bio-inspired vision and navigation
Abel Gonzalez-Garcia Learning search strategies for object class detection
Daniel Gordon  
Graham Henderson Gait analysis, Exoskeleton control paradigms
Paul Henderson Holistic scene understanding
Joe Henry Hierarchical methods for massive crowd control in computer graphics
Daniel Holden Reducing animator keyframes, Quadruped Animation.
Yordan Hristov  
Calum Imrie Artificial Confidence in Robotics, Reaction-Diffusion in Swarms
Marija Jegorova  
Emmanuel Kahembwe Hierarchical methods of sensor-drievn motion planning in humanoid robots
Vasiliki Kalogeiton  Learning object class detectors from consumer video
Keyhan Kouhkiloui Babarahmati Dual-Arm Robot Control for Human-Robot Cooperative Manipulation
Agamemnon Krasoulis Biomedical signal processing, neural engineering, machine learning.
Qingbiao Li Exploring a data-based approach instead of model-based approach for bipedal walking of humanoid robot

Tatiana Lopez Guevara

Geng Lyu Light field display, virtual reality 
Emmanuel Mbabazi  
Wolfgang Merkt   Motion planning, mapping
Chris Mower Shared autonomy for kinesthetic tools
Simona Nobili Long-term mapping, Humanoid footstep planning
Kunkun Pang  
Dimitrios Papadopoulos Learning visual models from eye-tracks
Svetlin Penkov Model learning for interactions in a dynamic movements
John Pisokas  
Can Pu  
Febrian Rachmadi  
Christian Rauch Articulated Robotic Tracking for Manipulation
Dylan Ross Mechanics and control of larval locomotion
Raluca Scona  
Joshua Smith  
Thomas Stone  
Georgi Tinchev Robot Localization and Navigations
Tianqi Wei Theoretical neuroscience and its application in robot learning; soft robots
Chuanyu Yang Deep reinforcement learning, bipedal balancing and walking of humanoid robot.
Yiming Yang  
Chenyang Zhao

Multi-task, transfer learning. Lifelong learning for robot control with reinforcement learning.


Administrative Staff

Heather Low Support Office Supervisor/Finance Administrator
Allison Taylor Support Office Secretary
Stephanie Smith Support Office Secretary
Joanne Pennie (Research Admin) Portfolio Manager


Technical Support

Dave Hamilton Superintendent
Garry Ellard Electronic Technician
Douglas Howie Technician
Gilbert Inkster Electronic Technician
Tom Whigham Technician



Anthony Ashbrook 3D vision, statistical modelling of visual data, dynamic models
Richard Baldock  
Joanna Bryson Agent architectures and action selection for real and virtual robots
John Hallam Biorobotics, especially sensory biorobotic systems; user modelling in computer games;  computational neuroscience and machine learning
Margarita Chli