Members of IPAB.


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


Academic Staff

Hakan Bilen
Hakan Bilen Computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, weakly supervised learning, multiple task learning, object recognition, action classification  
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
Hospedales photo
Timothy Hospedales Computer vision. Deep learning. Lifelong machine learning. Transfer and multi-task learning. Learning to Learn. Domain adaptation. Language and vision. Reinforcement Learning for control. Active Learning. Weakly supervised learning
Taku photo
Taku Komura Computer graphics, robotics and biomechanics: human motion analysis and synthesis, physically-based animation and real-time computer graphics


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
Dexterous motion, dynamics modelling, and control of physical interaction, for humans and robotic systems.
Ramamoorthy photo
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

Stefano V. Albrecht Robust sequential decision making by autonomous agents in complex dynamic environments
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

Cian Eastwood  
Vladimir Ivan Motion planning, optimisation and machine learning
Buyu Liu Computer Vision/Machine Learning
Daniela Pacella Machine learning, bio-inspired robot navigation and vision, 3D graphics

Rita Pucci


Radim Tylecek 3D computer vision, reconstruction and registration
Yiming Yang  


PhD Research Students

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

Physical scene understanding, modeling through simulations, causality

Martin Asenov Active sensing of spatiotemporal phenomena with a drone
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 Optimisation, planning and control for legged robots
Floyd Chitalu Realtime elastic deformation models and interaction using performance adaptivity
Hanz Cuevas Velasquez 3D recognition and modeling, statistical machine learning and deep learning
Todor Davchev  

Henrique Ferrolho

Robust end-pose planning on uneven and inclined surfaces

James Garforth Bio-inspired vision and navigation
Boyan Gao  
Jack Geary Autonomous Vehicular Control
Abel Gonzalez-Garcia Learning search strategies for object class detection
Daniel Gordon Optimisation-based design and control of exoskeletons
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 Using Embodied Interaction to Facilitate Symbol Grounding
Calum Imrie Artificial Confidence in Robotics, Reaction-Diffusion in Swarms
Marija Jegorova

Multi-task and multi-domain learning, deep reinforcement learning

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
Jane Loveless Mechanics and control of larval locomotion

Tatiana Lopez Guevara

Manipulation of Fluids, intuitive physics models
Geng Lyu Light field display, virtual reality 
Emmanuel Mbabazi  
Wolfgang Merkt Optimal replanning, humanoid motion planning and control, shared autonomy
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 Bio-robotics, computational neuroscience, and modelling the insect brain
Can Pu SLAM, Data Fusion from Multiple Sensors
Febrian Rachmadi White matter hyperintensities segmentation in brain’s MR image
Christian Rauch Articulated Robotic Tracking for Manipulation
Raluca Scona Robust Visual SLAM Applied to Robotics
Joshua Smith  
Sebastian Starke Deep learning and evolutionary optimisation for character animation
Jan Stankiewicz  
Thomas Stone  
Theodorous Stouratis  
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  
He Zhang  
Xueting Zhang  
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
Ruta Bader (Research Admin) Portfolio Manager


Business Development

John McAleese Senior Business Development Executive         


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 Computer Vision for Robotics