Julie joined the MRG in July 2014 as a DPhil student and member of Saint Hilda’s College. Her main area of study will be Learning for Planning and Navigation.
Robots which operate in large-scale environments need to have the ability to adapt to changes in their environment. The world that surrounds us is in essence dynamic, and scenes rarely look twice exactly the same. Consequently, robots must have the capacity to recognise high-level properties of the world, beyond the low-level and limited information retrieved from their sensors. This involves the ability to continuously learn from experiences, just as we humans effortlessly do.
She will be looking at learning in the context of object discovery, localisation and tracking, with particular emphasis on using Deep Learning approaches.
Julie holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from ISAE-SupAero (Toulouse, France) , and has previously worked at NASA Ames Research Center (California, USA) studying the climate of Mars.
In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, engaging in team sports, and exploring the air, the land and the seas. She cherishes the dream of one day going to Mars with a pet robot.