I am a Professor and Chief Investigator of the QUT Centre for Robotics at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, where I lead the Visual Understanding and Learning Program.

I am Deputy Director (Research) for the ARC Research Hub in Intelligent Robotic Systems for Real-Time Asset Management (2022-2027). I was Chief Investigator of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision 2017-2020.

I conduct research in robotic vision, at the intersection of robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. My research interests focus on scene understanding, object-based semantic SLAM, robotic learning for navigation and interaction, uncertainty and reliability of deep learning in open set conditions. 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.