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 Expert  728875

Expert in Robotics; Robot Teams/Swarms; Distributed Systems; Reconfigurable Hardware; Autonomous Systems


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South Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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Expert is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at a university in the UK. He has worked full-time for 14 years with a wide range of robotic systems at the EPFL, Switzerland, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, Unilever R&D, UK, the University of Brussels, Belgium, and The University of Sheffield, UK. He also developed novel types of robots operating on air tables, underwater, and in confined environments. He has authored more than 60 publications in distributed robotics, including articles in Proceedings of the IEEE, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, The International Journal of Robotics Research and IEEE Transactions on Robotics. His h-index is 21. He serves as the General Chair of DARS 2016 (London, UK), Editor of IROS 2015, Associate Editor of Swarm Intelligence, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine and ICRA.

He has participated in 5 robotics research projects funded by the European Commission and 2 robotics research projects by the EPSRC. His expertise is in the control of robotic systems, in particular, cooperative / multi-robot / swarm systems and self-reconfigurable robotic systems. He has in-depth knowledge of the application of formal and heuristic methods in the domain of robotics and beyond (e.g., computer games).

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artificial intelligence

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minirobotics

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robot

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robot programming

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robotics

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swarm robotics

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distributed artificial intelligence


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2007   PhD   Engineering Sciences   Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium  
2003   DEA (MSc equivalent)   Applied Science   Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium   100%
2001   Diploma (MSc equivalent)   Computer Science   TU Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany   Summa cum laude
1999   Vordiplom (BSc equivalent)   Computer Science   TU Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to 2015

 

The University of Sheffield

 

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

 

Senior Lecturer

 

Head of Natural Robotics Lab. Currently main supervisor of 8 PhD students and 3 Master students.

2010 to 2013

 

The University of Sheffield

 

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

 

Lecturer

 


2008 to 2009

 

EPFL

 

LSRO, School of Engineering

 

PostDoc (Marie Curie Fellow)

 


2007 to 2007

 

Unilever R&D

 

Port Sunlight

 

PostDoc (Marie Curie Fellow)

 


2006 to 2007

 

University of Bristol

 

School of Biological Sciences

 

Research Assistant & Associate

 


2005 to 2006

 

Universite Libre de Bruxelles

 


 

Researcher (PhD student)

 


2005 to 2005

 

Tokyo Institute of Technology

 


 

Postdoctoral JSPS Fellow

 


2002 to 2005

 

Universite Libre de Bruxelles

 


 

Researcher (PhD student)

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IEEE, ACM

Professional Appointments

Member of editorial board, International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computing.

Publication Chair of 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence.

Awards/Recognition

2 Marie Curie Fellowships; 1 JSPS Fellowship.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 34 peer-reviewed publications and one book on self-assembling robots that is in press.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Autonomous Robots  
 - IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation  
 - Proceedings of the IEEE  
 - Journal of the Royal Society Interface  
 - IEEE Transactions on Robotics  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to 2009   EPFL (Swiss Federal Inst of Technology)   Scientist   Research

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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Fluent
German   Fluent
French   Average

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

tutorials at international and national scientific conferences


 

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