Professor Yiannis Demiris



At a glance

I am a Professor at Imperial College London, leading the Personal Robotics Laboratory. I do research in artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction, machine learning, humanoid & assistive robotics, and in-vehicle intelligent systems, with a particular emphasis on the mechanisms of lifelong machine learning and personalisation. A special interest of mine is the design and implementation of long-term user modelling and assistive mechanisms, particularly for children and adults with disabilities.

Latest News


  1. Bullet Join us! New Researcher position available (deadline 23 May 2017) on computational modelling of human attentional processes under cognitive workload: as part of a MURI (Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative) grant with US partners at USC, Harvard, UC Berkeley, CSHL, NYU, and UK partners at UCL and U Essex we are doing research on “Closed-Loop Multisensory Brain-Computer Interfaces for Enhanced Decision Accuracy”. Our role at Imperial Personal Robotics Lab is on the human attention modelling for enhanced decision support and closed loop BCI in driving tasks. Email me after reading the job/person specification details (you might also want to read this paper for a related experiment) with any informal questions you might have, but if you decide to apply you must do so through the college’s recruitment portal.

  2. Bullet We have published several new exciting papers by Josh Elsdon (IEEE ICRA 17), Hyung Jin Chang and Tobias Fischer (two papers at CVPR 2017), Antoine Cully (IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation) and Theo Georgiou (User Modelling and User-Adaptive Interaction journal). See publications page for details.

  3. Bullet Delighted to welcome Dr Oya Celiktutan to our group -- she is joining us from Cambridge to work on the EU H2020 PAL (Personal Assistant for a healthy Lifestyle) project, aiming to assist diabetic children and their caretakers with the management of their condition.

  4. Bullet Catch me at the Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (Redondo Beach, California, 11-14 June 17) where i will be giving a keynote speech at the Cognitively Inspired Intelligent Vehicles workshop. I will also be giving a keynote at the BMVA Symposium on “Human Action Recognition and Monitoring” in London on the 8th of November 17 as guest-lecturing at the CITECT Summer School on Cognitive Architectures in Bielefeld (4-8th of September 17).