- Monash University
Tom Drummond is a Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University. He is also the Monash Node Leader and sits on the Executive Committee of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision. He has been awarded the Könderink prize and the IEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 10 year impact award.
He studied a BA in mathematics at the University of Cambridge. In 1989 he emigrated to Australia and worked for CSIRO in Melbourne for four years before moving to Perth for his PhD in Computer Science at Curtin University. In 1998 he returned to the University of Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and in 1991 was appointed to the position of Lecturer. In 2010 he returned to Melbourne and took up a Professorship at Monash University. His research is principally in the field of real-time computer vision (ie processing of information from a video camera in a computer in real-time typically at frame rate), machine learning and robust methods. These have applications in augmented reality, robotics, assistive technologies for visually impaired users as well as medical imaging. During his time at both the University of Cambridge and Monash University he has been awarded research and industry grands in excess of $30M AUD.Disciplines: Robotics,