margarita Supervised by: Andy Davison

Margarita was a PhD student in the Robot Vision Group from 2006 to 2009.

What is she doing now: I am Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer (Assistant Professor), leading the Vision for Robotics Lab at the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB) of the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) of ETH Zurich, where I held the post of Deputy Director, Senior Researcher and Lecturer between 2010-2013.

My PhD on Applying Information Theory to Efficient SLAM has been supervised by Andrew Davison at the Robot Vision Group of Imperial College London.

My research interest is in Vision for Robotics, focusing on real-time perception for micro-aerial vehicles and I have the pleasure to work with some brilliant students and researchers in this area, leading the scientific activities in the following European projects:

  • SHERPA, aiming at developing a robotic team to aid alpine search and rescue,
  • myCopter, researching the technologies necessary for automating personal aerial transportation,
  • sFly, building a small swarm of micro helicopters equiped with cameras to autonomously map a disaster area (article in IEEE Spectrum).

I am teaching part of the Autonomous Mobile Robotics Masters course, while I am also supervising Masters and Bachelors projects.