Technical. Management. Leadership.
A Marie (Skłodowska) Curie Fellowship is a grant under one of the European RTD framework programmes to stimulate the training and mobility of researchers within the European Union. My fellowship started in May 2019 and is hosted by the IRIDA Research Centre for Communication Technologies, University of Cyprus, and is directly responsible for the Marie Curie funded NEWSENs project.
Ultrahaptics is a haptics company that produces an ultrasound-based technology that enables users to receive tactile feedback without needing to wear or touch anything. This unique technology has applications in, e.g., Virtual and Augmented Reality, Interactive Displays and Gesture Controlled Appliances and Systems. Since its incorporation in 2014, Ultrahaptics has grown to 100+ people and raised €60+ million in funding.
My role at Ultrahaptics involves:
Co-Leading the Academic Program
Co-Principal Investigator on two European H2020 FET-Open projects (Levitate and H-Reality listed below)
Co-Principal Investigator on two InnovateUK projects
Applying for further national and international research funding
Delivering thought leadership through academic publications
Levitate aims to create a radically new human-computer interaction paradigm where the user can reach into a three-dimensional display composed of levitating matter. The three core technologies that we are fusing together to achieve this are ultrasonic haptics, directional audio, and ultrasonic levitation.
H-Reality combines Ultrahaptics’ contactless haptic technology and Actronika’s contact haptic technology to create a more complete and compelling simulation of tactile experiences than has ever been possible before and aims to demonstrate it in a new Virtual Reality setting that we call Haptic Reality.
Toshiba's Telecommunications Research Laboratory (TRL) is a world leader in next generation wireless networking and computing aspects relating to the Internet of Things (IoT), energy systems, and mobile applications.
My role at Toshiba involved:
Generating new IP for the company
Researching and publishing my results at scientific journals
Supervising PhD and MSc students from the University of Bristol
In this role I've applied my mathematical skills to applied engineering problems aimed at:
improving indoor wireless localisation algorithms
analysing and optimising wireless sensor network performance and reliability
My 4-year term at Toshiba was fundamental in shaping me as a mathematical engineer. Also, experiencing first-hand Japanese culture in developing quality electronics has helped form my work ethics and my passion for technology for good. My background in statistical physics differentiated me from traditional wireless researchers allowing me to introduce a fresh and interdisciplinary approach to wireless networks research. Thus, my work on network reliability was leveraged heavily in 2013 to support and influence Toshiba’s commercial efforts to secure a favourable position in the smart meter network market in Japan.
The MPI-PKS is Europe's top research institute on Complex Systems. It houses about 80 visiting scientists and hosts 20 international workshops and seminars per year.
As a visiting scientist I was involved in interdisciplinary research in dynamical systems, random geometric networks, and quantum transport. I was able to influence and advance these areas forward by leading and contributing to collaborative team efforts.