Guest Speaker:  Dr. Raymond Sheh, 
Curtin University (Perth, Australia)

Dr. Raymond Sheh will be the guest speaker at the 2016 competition.  Dr. Sheh is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing, Curtin University. He specialises in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Cyber Security. He has been involved in robotics research since 2003.

Dr .Sheh established the Intelligent Robots Group at the Department of Computing, with the aim of developing ways of allowing robots and other intelligent systems to learn about their environments and tasks in a way that not only allows them to perform those tasks better, but to also explain their actions and justify their decisions. This ability has significant implications for issues of safety and trust between humans and intelligent systems.

Dr. Sheh's current activities include robotics for hazardous environments, surgical robotics and the application of robotic sensing technologies to industrial automation. The former includes a significant education and research outreach component to other universities and high schools through Dr. Sheh's position on the Executive Committee of the International RoboCup Rescue Robot League competition.

Prior to joining Curtin in 2013, Dr. Sheh was with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, developing standardised test methods for response robots, used in hazardous environments. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from The University of New South Wales, an Honours degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering from Curtin University and a degree in Computer Science from Curtin University.