SICSA DVF Dr Michael Milford, Queensland University of Technology

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Date(s) - 11/04/2015 - 17/04/2015
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SICSA is pleased to announce that Dr Michael Milford, Queensland University of Technology will be visiting some SICSA institutions later this month.

Speakers Bio:
Dr Milford holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Mechanical and Space Engineering from the University of Queensland (UQ), awarded in 2006 and 2002 respectively. After a brief postdoc in robotics at UQ, I worked for three years at the Queensland Brain Institute as a Research Fellow on the Thinking Systems Project. In 2010 I moved to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to finish off my Thinking Systems postdoc, and then was appointed as a Lecturer in 2011. In 2012 I was awarded an inaugural Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, which provides me with a research-intensive fellowship salary and extra funding support for 3 years. In 2013 I became a Microsoft Faculty Fellow. I am currently a Senior Lecturer at QUT with a research focus, although I continue to teach Introduction to Robotics every year. My research interests include:

  • Vision-based mapping and navigation
  • Computational modelling of the rodent hippocampus and entorhinal cortex, especially with respect to mapping and navigation
  • Biologically inspired robot navigation and computer vision
  • Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping (SLAM)

Schedule of Events:

Saturday 11th April; Dr Milford will be talking at the “Spatial computations: from neural circuits to robot navigation” event in association with the British Neuroscience society annual meeting at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh.

Tuesday 14th April, 2.30pm – 5.00pm; “St Andrews Seminar” at the Goldfish Bowl, John Honey Building, University of St Andrews.  Email admin-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information

Thursday 16th April; 1.00pm – 2.00pm  “IPAB Seminar” Room 4.31, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh. Email level1admin@inf.ed.ac.uk for more information

Friday 17th April; 1.30pm – 5.00pm Gateway seminar / lab visit and Networking at Heriot Watt University (Seminar EM183 Earl Mountbatten Building). Email enquiries@edinburgh-robotics.org to register

The host of this DVF is Professor Barbara Webb, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

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