Andrew is a university lecturer (Associate Professor) in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford. His research interests include low power sensors and embedded systems, with a focus on challenging operating scenarios like animal monitoring or underground communication.
Andrew received his BSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. One of the key techniques that he has developed is the use of low frequency magnetic induction for positioning and communication. This was demonstrated with a system that enabled the positions of animals to be tracked underground in 3-D, revealing not only their behaviour, but their internal sett architecture. This technology has seen other applications in communication systems for mine rescue and more recently in indoor positioning. This sensing technology will be used to enable robots to precisely position themselves in 3-D space and interact with humans and other objects.