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Dr David Silvera

/David Silvera-Tawil/

Senior Research Scientist


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David is a Research Scientist at the CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre. He is a mechatronics researcher with strong record relative to opportunity in the fields of digital health, human-computer interaction (HCI), human-robot interaction (HRI), social robotics and tactile sensing. His ongoing research focus is to expand current understanding of technology within a socially assistive context, including the design, development, delivery, implementation and evaluation of e-health services. His specialties are in the areas of: autism, socially assistive robotics, tomographic imaging, the autonomous interpretation of human behaviour using machine learning techniques and tactile sensing for robotics applications.

He was born in Mexico City where he obtained a BE (1st Class) in Electronics and Telecommunications at the Universidad Iberoamericana. Received a MEngStud (Hons) in Mechatronics and a PhD in artificial skin and human-robot interaction from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at The University of Sydney. David has published multiple articles in leading refereed international journals, book chapters and international conference and workshops. He has created national and international collaborations and received multiple international awards.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD, Human-Robot Interaction
    University of Sydney

  • 2008

    MES, Mechatronics
    Universidad Iberoamericana

  • 2002

    BEng, Electronics and Telecommunications
    Universidad Iberoamericana

Professional Experiences

  • 2015-2016

    Research Fellow
    University of New South Wales

  • 2015-2015

    Visiting Researcher
    Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd., Japan

  • 2014-2017

    Visiting Research Fellow
    University of Hertfordshire

  • 2012-2015

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    University of New South Wales

  • 2006-2008

    R&D Engineer
    University of Technology, Sydney

  • 2003-2006

    Operations Manager
    Decorados y Satinados Mexicanos, Mexico

  • 2002-2003

    CISCO Systems TAC Team Leader
    Getronics, Mexico


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