I am a Lecturer (Assistant Prof. equivalent) in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. My research focuses on Bayesian learning for machine listening, with a particular focus on robot audition. My research is located at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, acoustics, and statistical signal processing.
I am a Co-I on the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, and the cohort lead as well as the theme lead for ‘Embedded AI’ on the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Machine Intelligence for Nano- Electronic Devices and Systems (MINDS). I am a Senior Member of the IEEE, an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing, and serve as an associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing and the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing.
Prior to joining the University of Southampton, I was awarded an EPSRC Fellowship to advance my work on “Acoustic Signal Processing and Scene Analysis for Socially Assistive Robots”, hosted at Imperial College London, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. My fellowship followed a position as a Research Associate at Imperial College on the EU Framework Programme (FP) 7 project “Embodied Audition for RobotS“. I previously worked in the industry as a senior systems engineer at Selex ES, Edinburgh (UK). I received my PhD in statistical signal processing under the supervision of Dr James R. Hopgood from the University of Edinburgh, UK.