David joined the ORI as a DPhil student at Worcester College in 2019. He also completed his undergraduate degree in Oxford with an MEng in Engineering Science at Keble College. During his final year, he conducted a project in the ORI with the title ‘Listening closely to see far away: Radar-based Terrain Classification from Auditory Signals’. For the project, he worked alongside Daniele De Martini and former ORI member Letizia Marchegiani and was supervised by Prof. Paul Newman.
His current research at the ORI focuses on robot perception in challenging and unstructured environments as a member of the Mobile Robotics Group.