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Dr David Silvera

/David Silvera-Tawil/

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I am a Mechatronics/Robotics engineer with 10+ years post PhD experience in applied research with robotics and emerging digital health technologies. Passionate about bringing new, innovative products to life, blending analysis and creativity. I am currently a Principal Research Scientist and Team Leader in emerging technologies in digital therapeutics and care at CSIRO's Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC), the leading national research facility applying information and communication technology to improve health services for Australians. My expertise spans from ideation and design to the development and evaluation of digital health/disability products and models of care. I have technical experience in sensing/IoT, AI/machine learning, and hardware/software development that I apply to a variety of projects in sensing, mobile health, human-robot interaction, data mining, predictive analytics and precision health. I have published over 60 articles in leading journals and conference, created national and international collaborations and received multiple national and international awards.

Current Roles

  • Principal Research Scientist

Academic Qualifications

  • 2024

    Strategic R&D Management

  • 2012

    PhD, Human-Robot Interaction
    University of Sydney

  • 2008

    MES, Mechatronics
    Universidad Iberoamericana

  • 2002

    BEng, Electronics and Telecommunications
    Universidad Iberoamericana

Professional Experiences

  • 2014-2017

    Visiting Research Fellow
    University of Hertfordshire

  • 2015-2016

    Research Fellow
    University of New South Wales

  • 2015-2015

    Visiting Researcher
    Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd., Japan

  • 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

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2023-2024

    Expert panel member in Assistive technology, DSS

  • 2022-2024

    Chair, Health Workstream, IOTAA

  • 2016-2024

    IEEE RO-MAN, Associate Editor

  • 2018-2019

    CSIRO STEM Professional

  • 2014-2014

    Technical PC, IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

  • 2014-2015

    PC Member, International Conference on Social Robotics

  • 2015-2017

    PC Member, ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

  • 2016-2017

    Autism MeetUp, Co-founder and event organiser

  • 2017-2019

    PC Member, Australasian conference on robotics and automation

  • 2019-2020

    PC Member, ACM/IEEE International Conference in Human Robot Interaction

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