I am a University Teacher at the University of Edinburgh, teaching the System Design Project: a course for all Informatics undergraduate students (~200 in the current cohort) which teaches project management and working as part of a large team to design and prototype a complex robot prototype.
I am interested in the social impact of technology, and ensuring that AI is not deployed blindly but with deep consideration to domains where it can do the most good. I supervise MSc and undergraduate projects in this area, as well as on projects more related to the Mapping and Visual Scene Understanding topics of my past research.
My PhD research was done in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, studying navigation and mapping for traditionally difficult natural environments such as forests. This work has applications in ecological management, where it would allow an autonomous vehicle such as a quadrotor to survey the health of trees from below canopy level.