I am Chief Investigator of the QUT Centre for Robotics where I lead the Visual Understanding and Learning Program. I am furthermore Chief Investigator of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, and a Senior Lecturer (roughly equivalent to a tenured Assistant Professor position in the US system) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia.

I conduct research in robotic vision, at the intersection of robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. My research interests focus on scene understanding, semantic SLAM, and new ways to incorporate semantics into reinforcement learning. I furthermore lead a project on new benchmarking challenges in robotic vision.

I am very honoured that my work was recognised through a Google Faculty Research Award (2018) and an Amazon Research Award (2020).

I regularly organise workshops at robotics and computer vision conferences, such as RSS, CVPR, and ICRA. I am member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), and co-chair of the Technical Committee on Computer and Roboti Vision of IEEE the Robotics and Automation Society. I was Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters journal (RA-L) from 2015 to 2019, and served as AE for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018 and 2020.