Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow

University of Melbourne

I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing & Information Systems, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Melbourne.

Previously I was a researcher at the CHILI️ Lab and Mobot Group at EPFL. I hold a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Grenoble Alps. My research aims at creating acceptable and useful assistive robot interactions using social signal sensing, affective and cognitive reasonning and natural expressivity. My latest work has investigated the use of tangible robots in education and rehabiliation.

I am currently recruiting PhD students.

Interests
  • Human-Computer/Robot Interaction
  • Machine Learning and Reasoning
  • Social Signal Processing
  • Robots for Learning

Projects

Data-Driven Curriculum Analysis

Data-Driven Curriculum Analysis

Use lecture content to visualise curriculum

Join the Group

Join the Group

Enable robots to navigate in social enviroment around groups

HURL

HURL

ARC DECRA Fellowship on Human-centred Robot Learning

Animatas

Animatas

Advancing intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social capabilities for education in schools

Behavioural Analysis in HRI

Behavioural Analysis in HRI

Understanding human actions, intentions is key

Behavioural Styles

Behavioural Styles

Generating context aware gestures

Behavioural Styles

Generating context aware gestures

CoWriter

CoWriter

Learning Hanwriting with a Robot Companion

CoWriting Kazakh

CoWriting Kazakh

A social robot to help the transition from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet in Kazakhstan

Find Your Voice

Helping children’s language understanding through joke telling with home assistant

Robots for Learning (R4L)

Robots for Learning (R4L)

Understading the value of robots for leaners