Biography Yiannis Demiris
Yiannis Demiris is a Professor of Human-Centered Robotics at Imperial College London, where he holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies. He directs the Personal Robotics Lab, which investigates multimodal perception, multiscale user modelling, and cognitive architectures, for developing effective and trustworthy robot assistants, with a particular interest in healthcare and assisted living. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on these topics, while maintaining multidisciplinary national and international collaborations with academic and commercial organisations in human-robot interaction projects, including most recently the UKRI TAS Node on Trust. He maintains a strong interest in robotics education, having received multiple teaching awards at Imperial including the Rector’s Award on Teaching Excellence. He is a Fellow of BCS, IET and RSS.