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Dr Raymond Sheh

Dr Raymond Sheh Dr Raymond Sheh

PhD (UNSW), BEng (Hons) (Curtin), BSc (Curtin), MIEEE

Position Senior Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Department Department of Computing
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 314.Level 3
Fax +61 8 9266 2819
Email Raymond.Sheh@curtin.edu.au
Website intelligentrobots.org
Google Scholar scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=PMGUprYAAAAJ

Brief Summary

Dr Raymond 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.

Interested in doing a final year, Honours, Masters or PhD project on intelligent robots? Do you have good problem solving, mathematics and programming skills? If so I might just have the project for you! 

 

Employment History

Academia:

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing, School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University since 2013. Responsible for teaching and research (see below).

Post-Doctoral Research:

Research Scientist at Robolit LLC until 2013.

Associate with the DHS-NIST-ASTM International Standard Test Methods for Response Robots project, Intelligent Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US Department of Commerce, until 2013.

PhD:

PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of New South Wales, conferred in 2010.

Research Assistant at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales, in 2007.

Visiting Scholar at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, in 2006.

Undergraduate:

Degrees in Electronic and Communications Engineering (with 1st Class Honours) and Computer Science at Curtin University, completed in 2003.

Cross-institutional study at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Semester 1 2003, as a member of the rUNSWift RoboCup Four-Legged Robot League (now Standard Platform League) Championship team.

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Teaching

Semester 2, 2015

Machine Perception (MP400/362/562)

This unit covers the fundamental concepts behind how computer systems can perceive and make sense out of their world. This world may be the world in which we inhabit, perceived through sense that we can relate to, such as vision, sound and touch. Alternatively, it may be perceived through senses that we do not have, such as chemical, radiation or electromagnetic. Computer systems can also exist and perceive in an alternate world - the world of computer networks and data. Topics that we will cover include:

To succeed in this unit, you will need to have a strong grasp of data structures and algorithms, good programming skills and the ability to think analytically and laterally.

Cyber Crime and Security Enhanced Programming (CCSEP320)

This unit covers the fundamental concepts in keeping computer systems secure from adversaries. While we will be covering specific attacks and defences, the focus is on the underlying concepts that need to be kept in mind to ensure that graduates build systems that are robust to the adversaries of the future. Topics that we will cover include:

To succeed in this unit, you will need to have a strong grasp of data organisation and databases, operating systems, programming and networks. You will also need the ability to think analytically and laterally.

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Publications

2015

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2014

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2007

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2006

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2005

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Publications

Refereed:

  1. Raymond Sheh and David Mees. (2015) Human-System Interaction for Bomb Squad Applications: Preliminary Experiments with Low Cost Cameras in Real World Deployment. IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics.
  2. Graham Mann, Nicolas Small, Kevin Lee, Jonathan Clarke and Raymond Sheh. (2015) Field-Testing Astronaut Assistance Robots in Australian Outback [From the Field]. In Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 188-191.
  3. Johannes Pellenz, Adam Jacoff, Tetsuya Kimura, Ehsan Mihankhah, Raymond Sheh and Jackrit Suthakorn. (2015) RoboCup Rescue Robot League. RoboCup 2014: Robot World Cup XVIII, pp. 673-685. Springer International Publishing.
  4. Claude Sammut, Raymond Sheh, Adam Haber, Handy Wicaksono. (2015) The Robot Engineer [Short Paper]. 25th Int'l Conf. on Inductive Logic Programming.
  5. Mann, G., Small, N., Lee, K., Clarke, J. & Sheh, R. (2015) Standardized Field Testing of Assistant Robots in a Mars-Like Environment. In C. Dixon and K. Tuyls (Eds.): Toward Autonomous Robotic Systems, LNAI 9287, pp. 167–179, Springer International Publishing.
  6. Raymond Sheh. (2015) RAS Summer School Held in Australia. [Society News]. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 1, P. 134-136, 2015.
  7. Raymond Sheh, Haldun Komsuoglu, Adam Jacoff. (2014) The Open Academic Robot Kit: Lowering the Barrier of Entry for Research into Response Robotics. IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics.
  8. Raymond Sheh, Bill Collidge, Mihai Lazarescu, Haldun Komsuoglu and Adam Jacoff. (2014) The Response Robotics Summer School 2013: Bringing Responders and Researchers Together to Advance Response Robotics. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
  9. Johannes Pellenz, Adam Jacoff, Tetsuya Kimura, Ehsan Mihankhah, Raymond Sheh, and Jackrit Suthakorn. (2014) The RoboCupRescue Robot League. Proceedings of the 2014 International RoboCup Symposium.
  10. Raymond Sheh and Haldun Komsuoglu. The 2012 IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics Summer School: An Event for the Dissemination of the Challenges and Best-in-Class Capabilities in the SSRR Community [Society News]. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 4, P. 92-95, 2012.
  11. Raymond Sheh, Haldun Komsuoglu, Adam Jacoff, Tetsuya Kimura, Daniele Nardi, Johannes Pellenz and Gerald Steinbauer. The 2012 IEEE-RAS Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics Summer School [Poster paper]. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2012), 2012.
  12. Stefan Kohlbrecher, Karen Petersen, Gerald Steinbauer, Johannes Maurer, Peter Lepej, Suzana Uran, Rodrigo Ventura, Christian Dornhege, Andreas Hertle, Raymond Sheh and Johannes Pellenz. Community-Driven Development of Standard Software Modules for Search and Rescue Robots [Poster paper]. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2012), 2012.
  13. Sheh, R., Jacoff, A., Virts, A., Kimura, T., Pellenz, J., Schwertfeger, S., Suthakorn, J. (2012) Advancing the State of Urban Search and Rescue Robotics through the RoboCupRescue Robot League Competition. Proceedings of the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics.
  14. Jacoff, A., Sheh, R., Virts, A., Kimura, T., Pellenz, J., Schwertfeger, S., Suthakorn, J. (2012) Using Competitions to Advance the Development of Standard Test Methods for Response Robots. Proceedings of the 2012 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop.
  15. Sheh, R., Sammut, C. (2011) Simulating Range Cameras for Complex Terrain Robot Mobility. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics.
  16. Sheh, R., Kimura, T., Mihankhah, E., Pellenz, J., Schwertfeger, S., Suthakorn, J. (2011) The RoboCupRescue Robot League: Guiding Robots Towards Fieldable Capabilities. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and Social Impacts.
  17. Sheh, R., Milstein, A., McGill, M., Salleh, R., Hengst, B., Sammut, C. (2009) Semi- Autonomous Robots for RoboCupRescue. Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation.
  18. Sheh, R., Kadous, W., Sammut, C., Hengst, B. (2007) Extracting Terrain Features from Range Images for Autonomous Random Stepfield Traversal. Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics.
  19. Sheh, R., Jamali, N., Kadous, W., Sammut, C. (2006) A Low-Cost, Compact, Lightweight 3D Range Sensor. Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation.
  20. Kadous, W., Sammut, C., Sheh, R. (2006) Autonomous Traversal of Rough Terrain using Behavioural Cloning. The 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents.
  21. Sheh, R., Kadous, W., Sammut, C. (2006) Controlling Heterogeneous Semi-Autonomous Rescue Robot Teams. Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Sheh, R. (2006) The Redback: A Low-Cost Advanced Mobility Robot for Education and Research. Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics.
  22. Kadous, W., Sheh, R., Sammut, C. (2006) Effective User Interface Design for Rescue Robotics. Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on Human-Robot Interactions.
  23. Kadous, W., Sammut, C., Sheh, R. (2006) Behavioral Cloning for Robots in Unstructured Environments. Conference on Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems
  24. Kadous, W., Sheh, R., Sammut, C. (2005) CASTER: A Robot for Urban Search and Rescue. Proceedings of the 2005 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation
  25. Sheh, R. and Hengst, B. (2004) A Fast Vision Sensor Model: Matching Edges with NightOwl. Proceedings of the 2004 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation
  26. Sheh, R. and West, G. (2004) Visual Tracking and Localization of a Small Domestic Robot. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: RoboCup 2004, Springer-Verlag,
  27. Chen, J., Chung, E., Edwards, R., Wong, N., Mak, E., Sheh, R., Kim, M.S., Tang, A., Sutanto, N., Hengst, B., Sammut, C., Uther, W. (2004) A Description of the rUNSWift 2003 Legged Robot Soccer Team. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: RoboCup 2003, Springer-Verlag

PhD Thesis:

Sheh, R. (2010) Learning Robot Behaviours by Observing and Envisaging. UNSW PhD Thesis.

Invited Talks and Others:

  1. Stelarc, S., and R. K. Sheh. 2014. Muscles / Motors: Performance for Body and Robot. Western Australia: Curtin University.
  2. Sheh, R., Milstein, A., McGill, M., Salleh, R., Hengst, B., Sammut, C. (2009) Autonomy for Urban Search and Rescue. Invited keynote talk, presented at the 2009 International Rescue Robotics Workshop, Pattaya, Thailand
  3. Sheh, R. (2008) Watch for Robots: A Glimpse at the Early Childhood of Rescue Robots. Self- published book, available from http://WatchForRobots.raybot.net/
  4. Sheh, R., Kadous, W., Sammut, C. (2006) On building 3D maps using a Range Camera: Applications to Rescue Robotics. Technical Report UNSW-CSE-TR-0609, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
  5. Sheh, R. (2005) The Building of Redback. Invited talk, presented at the 2005 International Rescue Robotics Workshop and Camp, Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Rome, Italy
  6. Sheh, R. (2005) Redback: A Low-Cost Advanced Mobility Robot. Technical Report UNSW- CSE-TR-0523, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
  7. Sheh, R. and Hengst, B. (2004) NightOwl: Self-Localization by Matching Edges. Technical Report UNSW-CSE-TR-0406, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
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