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Dr Peyman Moghadam

AI Portfolio Leader-Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI) Future Science Platform I Adjunct Professor at QUT

https://people.csiro.au/m/p/peyman-moghadam

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Biography

Peyman Moghadam is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Data61 as well as Professor (Adjunct) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He leads the Embodied AI Research Cluster at CSIRO Data61, working at the intersection of Robotics and Machine learning. He is also the Spatiotemporal AI portfolio Leader at the CSIRO's Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI) Future Science Platform, oversees research and development of MLAI methods for scientific discovery in spatiotemporal data streams. In 2022, he served as a Visiting Professor at ETH Zürich. In 2019, he held a Visiting Scientist appointment at the University of Bonn.

Peyman has led several large-scale multidisciplinary projects and won numerous awards, including CSIRO's Julius Career Award, National, and Queensland state iAward for Research and Development, CSIRO’s Collaboration Medal and the Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Award. His current research interests include self-supervised learning for robotics, embodied AI, 3D multi-modal perception (3D++), robotics, and computer vision.

Other Interests

I am currently seeking outstanding candidates to undertake Postdoc Research Fellows and PhD students study in the field of Deep Learning for Robotics, Self-Supervised Learning, Lifelong learning and Embodied AI. Please email me your CV and latest transcripts in a single PDF document.

Current Roles

  • Portfolio (Activity) Leader - Spatiotemporal Learning
    CSIRO's Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI) Future Science Platform

  • Professor (Adjunct)
    School of EER, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

  • Research Cluster Leader - Embodied AI
    DATA61, CSIRO, Australia

  • Associate Professor (Adjunct)
    School of EECS, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Professional Experiences

  • 2022-2023

    Visiting Professor
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2021-2023

    Portfolio Leader - Reimagine Farming
    Reinvent Science, Science Digital Transformation, CSIRO

  • 2020-2022

    Embodied AI Team Leader
    CSIRO Data61 Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • 2020-2020

    Interim Champion for CSIRO Future Science and Technology
    Co-lead the development of the Robotics, IoT and Sensing (RIS) Cross-Cutting Capability (CCC)

  • 2017-2020

    Agtech Portfolio Lead for Robotics and Autonomous Systems / Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO Data61 Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • 2019-2019

    Visiting Scientist
    The University of Bonn

  • 2016-2019

    Associate Professor (Adjunct)
    School of EECS, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

  • 2014-2016

    Research Scientist / Project Leader
    CSIRO, ICT Centre, Autonomous Systems Lab

  • 2011-2014

    Postdoctoral Fellow / Chief Investigator
    CSIRO, ICT Centre, Autonomous Systems Lab

Achievements and Awards

  • 2022--

    CSIRO Collaboration Medal - Reef Intelligence
    This Medal honors exceptional cross-Business Unit engagement (Data61, Env, in partnership with Google) in resolving significant national challenge of protecting the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef using advancements in machine learning and robotics.

  • 2019-2023

    CSIRO Julius Career Award
    Recipient of the prestigious and competitive CSIRO Julius Career Award. The award provides 4-years in recognition of his exceptional scientific leadership in advancing machine learning for robotics research.

  • 2022--

    Hilti 3D SLAM Challenge Award (lidar track), Hilti Group
    IEEE ICRA 2022 Future of Construction Workshop. (CSIRO-Wildcat team) Milad Ramezani, Gavin Catt, Kasra Khosoussi, Fred Pauling, and Peyman Moghadam

  • 2022--

    Merit Award - The General Place Retrieval Challenge, CMU
    General Place Retrieval Challenge, IEEE ICRA 2022. City-scale Unmanned Ground Vehicle Localization Challenge organised by CMU at IEEE ICRA 2022. Kavisha Vidanapathirana, and Peyman Moghadam

  • 2020-present

    IEEE Senior Member
    Elected as IEEE Senior Member

  • 2017-2017

    The Lord Mayor's Budding Entrepreneurs Award
    Digital Brisbane

  • 2014-2014

    Winner of Australian National iAward for Research and Development of HeatWave
    Australian Information Industry Association

  • 2014-2014

    Winner of Queensland State iAward for Research and Development of HeatWave
    Australian Information Industry Association

Other highlights

  • 2022--

    Co-Chair ACCV2022 Tutorial on “Higher-Order Visual Representation Learning”

  • 2022--

    International committee for the Moonshot Program, PFR, New Zealand

  • 2022--

    Senior Program Committee (SPC) Member for the Thirty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-22)

  • 2022--

    Digital Advisory Panel for CSIRO’s Env BU, Digital Water and Landscapes Program

  • 2019-2022

    Expert Advisory to the Australian Government

  • 2021--

    Co-Chair ICCV2021 Tutorial on “Uncertainty Estimation for Dense Prediction Tasks”

  • 2020-2021

    Local Chair, the 4th edition of the Summer School on Cognitive Robotics

  • 2020--

    Workshop Co-chair 2nd edition of the Australian Robotics Roadmap – Agriculture Robotics

  • 2016-2020

    Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA)

  • 2018-2020

    Data61 Scholarship Committee - Queensland Chapter

  • 2019--

    Symposium Chair "Future Horticulture Production Systems” at the TropAg 2019 Conference

  • 2014-2015

    Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI)

  • 2013-2016

    Associate Editor, IFAC Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles Symposium

  • 2012--

    Session Chair, IEEE International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

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    List of Invited Keynotes and Talks

  • 2023--

    Keynote Speaker at the International IEEE ICME 2023 Workshop (BIG-Surv)

  • 2023--

    Invited Speaker at Simon Fraser University, Canada

  • 2023--

    Invited Speaker at Oxford Robotics Institute, UK

  • 2022--

    Invited Speaker at ETH Zu ̈rich, Switzerland

  • 2022--

    Invited Speaker at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain

  • 2022--

    Invited Speaker at Microsoft Research, Switzerland

  • 2022--

    Invited Speaker at ABB Research, Switzerland

  • 2021--

    Invited Panel at the General Assembly, Australia

  • 2021--

    Invited Panel at “Looking Forward: Future Digital Landscapes” at the Digiscape FSP

  • 2019--

    Invited Speaker at Bosch AI Centre, Germany

  • 2019--

    Invited Speaker at LAAS-CNRS, France

  • 2019--

    Invited Panel at Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), Australia

  • 2019--

    Invited Speaker at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Germany

  • 2019--

    Invited Speaker at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center workshop, USA

  • 2018--

    Invited Keynote at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, Australia

  • 2018--

    Invited Speaker at Hort Connections, Australia

  • 2018--

    Invited Speaker at AgTech Summit, Australia

Grants

  • 2023-2026

    CSIRO Research Office (Office of the Chief Executive). In collaboration with A&F and Data61, Funding for a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2023-2026

    CSIRO Research Office (Office of the Chief Executive). Funding for a Postgraduate scholarship

  • 2022-2026

    QUT-CSIRO Collaborative Research Project. (Joint Chief Investigator)

  • 2022-2026

    QUT-CSIRO Collaborative Research Project. (Joint Chief Investigator)

  • 2022-2025

    Data61 PhD Scholarship (Top-up) Fund

  • 2022-2025

    QUT-CSIRO Digital Agriculture PhD Scholarship Fund

  • 2020-2023

    CSIRO Research Office (Office of the Chief Executive). Funding for a Postgraduate scholarship

  • 2019-2023

    UQ-CSIRO Collaborative Research Project. (Joint Chief Investigator)

  • 2019-2023

    CSIRO Julius Career Award

  • 2020-2022

    QUT-CSIRO Collaborative Research Project. (Joint Chief Investigator)

  • 2016-2021

    Rural R&D for Profit program by the Wine Australia. (Joint Chief Investigator)

  • 2019-2020

    The Australian Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII), In collaboration with SME

  • 2018-2020

    Data61 PhD Scholarship Fund (Top-up)

  • 2016-2020

    Hort Innovation Fund. (CSIRO Chief Investigator)

  • 2016-2017

    Innovation Acceleration Fund

  • 2016-2017

    QUT-CSIRO PhD Scholarships Fund

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2020-now

    IEEE Senior Member

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