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I am an Associate Professor in Data Science at the Centre for Research in Mathematics at Western Sydney University. My work primarily focuses on efficient learning approaches, recurrent neural networks, and their applications across various fields. My expertise spans sensor networks, robotics, health and medical data, as well as interdisciplinary projects aimed at addressing real-world challenges.

I lead an interdisciplinary WSU initiative that leverages robotics and smart devices for assisted living solutions. The idea of this initiative is to provide a space for collaboration between disciplines researching robotics and smart devices, data sciences, social sciences, psychology, and human-robot interaction (HRI). I am also one of the Principal Investigators on an ARC-funded LIEF project, which aims to build a neuromorphic supercomputer.

In 2023 I led the Western Sydney machine learning contribution for SIMPACT (Smart Irrigation Management for Parks and Cool Towns), a larger collaborative project out of Western Sydney with the NSW Government, multiple universities, Sydney Water, and private industry partners. The project receives funding from the NSW Government's Digital Restart Fund. The project won multiple awards, and was also a finalist in the world smart city awards in Barcelona.


Publications, Projects, Code, News and more information

I'm mentor and academic lead for the  Western Sydney Small Size League RoboCup team. I help design, manufacture, and program our robots from scratch, including CNC machining and 3d printing in our effort to qualify for participation in the 2024 RoboCup.

The links in the menu above lead to more information about my publications, selected projects, academic activities, and about some code that I have produced.

In the past I have initiated SimSpark, a project that laid the foundation for an open-source simulator designed to support research decision-making by distributed, autonomous agents. This simulator has been adopted by the international RoboCup federation as one of their competition platforms for the RoboCup 3D simulation and continues to be maintained and used today.

Supervision and student projects

If you're interested in a PhD, please contact me to discuss a potential topic before you apply over the Western Sydney Uni pages, for topics in robotics or machine learning. Unless specifically advertised, I do not have scholarships. The Western Sydney Uni pages may have information about general scholarships.

A requirement for PhD positions is a first class honours, or a Master degree with a research component. If you have a Bachelor degree and are interested in research, the Master of Research degree is the right choice for you. Check out the link, and then contact me.