SICSA DVF Dr Michael Milford, Queensland University of Technology

Date(s) - 11/04/2015 - 17/04/2015
All Day

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 for more information

Thursday 16th April; 1.00pm – 2.00pm  “IPAB Seminar” Room 4.31, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh. Email 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 to register

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

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