- Email: email@example.com
- Thesis title: Categorization of Affordances and Prediction of Future Object Interactions using Qualitative Spatial Relations
- Supervisor: Professor Anthony (Tony) G Cohn, FREng, CEng, CITP
Alexia Toumpa received her M.Eng in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras in Greece. After receiving her degree she joined as a Junior Researcher for 6 months the Advanced Robotics Lab in the Italian Institute of Technology (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia) in Genoa, under the supervision of Dr. Dimitrios Kanoulas and Dr. Nikolaos Tsagarakis.
She is currently a PhD candidate in the Robotics Lab of the School of Computing at the University of Leeds, studying under Prof. Anthony Cohn. Her recent research lies in the intersection of Knowledge Representation, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. Her PhD focuses in learning to predict object affordances and interactions, using Machne Learning and high-level qualitative spatio-temporal representations, for solving tasks such as open-world object categorization and future interaction anticipation in human-robot collaboration scenarios.
Whilst a PhD student, she also had the chance to work as a Researcher in the oral-care department in Procter & Gamble for 18 months, under the supervision of Mr. Mohammad Reza Yousefi.