Christian DondrupAssistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Christian Dondrup is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. He finished his PhD in Computer Science in 2016 at the University of Lincoln, UK as part of the STRANDS FP7 EU project concerned with long-term autonomy for mobile robots. His thesis focused on human-aware navigation in ever-changing human populated environments and how qualitative spatial relations can be used to abstract from the metric world in order to achieve robust navigation approaches. Before that, he received the Diplom degree (equivalent to MSc) in computer science in the natural sciences from Bielefeld University (Germany) in 2012. His thesis involved developmental robotics and speech recognition, focusing on human-robot interaction in tutoring scenarios. Before his employment as an Assistant Professor, Christian was a Research Fellow at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK and involved in the MuMMER H2020 EU project.