Paul will contribute to the Semantic Vision theme of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and is BP Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford and head of the Mobile Robotics Group.
He obtained an Masters of Engineering Science from Oxford University, Balliol College in 1995. He then undertook a PhD in autonomous navigation at the Australian Center for Field Robotics, University of Sydney, Australia. In 1999 he returned to the United Kingdom to work in the commercial sub-sea navigation industry. The navigation software he wrote then was used to repair the Deep Sea Horizon leak in 2010. In late 2000 he joined the Department of Ocean Engineering at M.I.T. where as a post-doc and later a research scientist, he worked on algorithms and software for robust autonomous navigation for both land and sub-sea agents. He was appointed to a University Lectureship in Information Engineering and became a Fellow of New College in 2005, Professor of Engineering Science in 2010 and BP Professor of Information Engineering and Fellow of Keble College in 2012. (Over 9,000 citations and an h-index of 41
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