Dr Paul Duckworth is a Principle Researcher in the Machine Learning Research Group at the University of Oxford with Professor Mike Osborne.
He recently submitted his PhD thesis in the area of Unsupervised Human Activity Analysis for Intelligent Mobile Robots at the University of Leeds, UK. This work focused on representing a mobile robot's observed environment using an abstract qualitative representation, then, performing unsupervised machine learning techniques in order to recover patterns relating to observed human behaviours. It combined research across areas such as information retrieval, computer vision, robotics and Qualitative Spatial Representations.
Paul also has professional experience working in retail banking and performing clinical trail analysis for pharma companies.
Paul's research interests are broad and split between the areas of probabilistic and unsupervised machine learning, information retrieval and mobile robotics, and secondly, The Future of Work and AI for Social Good broad themes.