I am a postdoctoral researcher working at prof. dr. Aleš Ude’s Humanoid and Cognitive Robotics Lab at the Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. My research interests lie broadly in the fields of cognitive and developmental robotics where I mainly have experience in computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as in robot control system design and integration.

I am currently employed on the EU Horizon 2020 ReconCell project, which addresses the design and construction of rapidly reconfigurable robotic workcells for use by SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) . Over the years, I have had the good fortune to work on a number of other exciting projects, including the EU ICT project ACat, the EU FP7 projects Xperience and CogX, and the EU FP6 project VISIONTRAIN from which I received my Marie-Curie Fellowship in order to pursue my Ph.D. studies.

Prior to coming to Slovenia, I received my B.Sc. in Computer Applications from the School of Computing at Dublin City University in Ireland, before completing an M.Phil. in Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. I defended my Ph.D. thesis entitled “Learning Basic Object Affordances in a Robotic System” in 2014 under the supervision of prof. dr. Aleš Leonardis and doc. dr. Danijel Skočaj at the Visual Cognitive Systems Laboratory, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.