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Supervising

I supervise a number of PhD students, primarily in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and the Department of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University. Prospective students who are interested in working with me should check my research page for potential project topics. I previously supervised PhD students in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

Current PhD students that I am involved in (co-)supervising:

  • Gary Smith
    PhD, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University & University of Edinburgh
    Topic: Statistical Relational Artificial Intelligence for Reasoning About Mental States   INFO
  • Emanuele De Pellegrin
    PhD, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University & University of Edinburgh
    Topic: Learning Epistemic Action Effects in a Human Collaborative Environment   INFO | GIT | GOOGLE SCHOLAR
  • Andy Edmondson
    PhD, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University & University of Edinburgh
    Topic: coming soon
  • Ryan Farish
    PhD, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University & University of Edinburgh
    Topic: Automated Path Planning Using an Adaptive Multi-Agent Framework in Unmapped Environments   INFO

Past students that I have been involved in (co-)supervising who have have completed their programmes of study:

  • Alasdair Hill
    PhD, Department of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University, 2023
    Thesis: Planning Problems as Types, Plans as Programs: A Dependent Types Infrastructure for Verification and Reasoning about Automated Plans in Agda   INFO | PDF
  • Yaniel Carreno
    PhD, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University & University of Edinburgh, 2023
    Thesis: Towards Full-Scale Autonomy for Multi-Vehicle Systems Planning and Acting in Extreme Environments   INFO | PDF | WEB | GOOGLE SCHOLAR
  • Jun Hao Alvin Ng
    PhD, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University & University of Edinburgh, 2022
    Thesis: Relational Knowledge and Representation for Reinforcement Learning   INFO | PDF
  • Paola Ardón Ramírez
    PhD, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University & University of Edinburgh, 2022
    Thesis: Reasoning and Understanding Grasp Affordances for Robot Manipulation   INFO | PDF | WEB | GOOGLE SCHOLAR
  • Matthew Crosby
    PhD, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, 2014
    Thesis: Multiagent Classical Planning   INFO | PDF | GOOGLE SCHOLAR
  • Kira Mourão
    PhD, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, 2012
    Thesis: Learning action representations using kernel perceptrons   INFO | PDF | GOOGLE SCHOLAR
  • George Christelis
    PhD, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, 2011
    Thesis: Automated Norm Synthesis in Planning Environments   INFO | PDF

I also regularly supervise 4th Year Honours projects and Master's projects.