Welcome!

I am Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and direct the Smart Robotic Lab at Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool. I received my PhD from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy. Previously, I worked at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, Australian National University, Inria, and The University of Adelaide. I am an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics.

My research goal is to develop methods that enable robots to see and act like humans.

  • Robot Vision: Segmentation, detection, medical imaging
  • Machine Learning: Deep learning, federated learning
  • Robotics: Autonomous catheterisation, medical robotics.

Prospective Students: I am always looking for motivated PhD students with/without scholarships. Please send an email to anh.nguyen@liverpool.ac.uk to discuss your research interests. Some scholarships at University of Liverpool: CDT for Distributed Algorithm, CSC-Liverpool, and others.

News:

  • 01/2024 We have five papers accepted to ICRA 2024. Big congratulations to all students and co-authors!
  • 12/2023 Our paper Shape-Sensitive Loss for Catheter and Guidewire Segmentation won the Best Paper Award at International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications 2023.
  • 12/2023 One paper accepted to AAAI 2024. Congrats Jianyang!
  • 10/2023 Our paper Open-Vocabulary Affordance Detection in 3D Point Clouds is selected as Best Overall and Best Student Paper award candidate at IROS 2023.
  • 09/2023 One paper accepted to NeurIPS. Congrats An!
  • 08/2023 One paper accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 journal track and Transactions on Graphics (TOG).
  • 07/2023 Our paper Reducing Training Time in Cross-Silo Federated Learning using Multigraph Topology has been accepted to ICCV 2023. Congrats team!
  • 06/2023 One paper accepted to MICCAI 2023. Congrats Baoru!
  • 06/2023 Our paper Open-Vocabulary Affordance Detection in 3D Point Clouds has been accepted to IROS 2023.
  • 06/2023 One fully-funded PhD studentship is available. Apply here.
  • 06/2023 I give a talk at Force and Shape Perception for Surgical Instruments and Robots workshop in ICRA 2023.
  • 05/2023 I co-organize the Data Engineering in Medical Imaging (DEMI) workshop in MICCAI, and Robotic Awareness and Autonomy in Surgery workshop in the Hamlyn Symposium this year.
  • 04/2023 One 2 years RA position is available. Apply here.
  • 03/2023 Two papers accepted to Briefings in Bioinformatics (IF=13.9) and IFAC World Congress 2023.
  • 02/2023 One paper accepted to CVPR 2023. Congrats Nhat and the whole team!
  • 02/2023 One KTP grant accepted!
  • 01/2023 I’ll serve as an Associate Editor for IROS 2023, and Program Chair for BMVC 2023.
  • 12/2022 One paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (IF=4.7) and Information Fusion (IF=17.5).
  • 10/2022 I’ll serve as an Associate Editor for ICRA 2023.
  • 09/2022 One paper accepted in WACV 2022.
  • 07/2022 I’ll serve as a PC for BMVC 2022.
  • 07/2022 One paper accepted in ECCV 2022. Congrats Kostas!
  • 06/2022 I’ll give a talk at Towards Versatile and Seamless Surgical Technologies workshop in HSMR 2022.
  • 06/2022 One paper accepted in MICCAI 2022. Congrats Baoru!
  • 05/2022 One fully-funded PhD studentship is available. Apply here.
  • 04/2022 One paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics. Congrats Baoru!
  • 04/2022 One paper accepted to 33rd IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium.
  • 03/2022 I’m organizing the Recent Advances in Autonomous Surgery workshop in the Hamlyn Symposium On Medical Robotics 2022.
  • 01/2022 I’ll serve as an Associate Editor for IROS 2022.
  • 01/2022 One paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (IF=11.0).
  • 12/2021 Our paper Occlusion-robust Visual Markerless Bone Tracking for Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement. Congrats Xue!
  • 11/2021 Our paper Global-local attention for emotion recognition has been accepted to Neural Computing and Applications. Congrats Nhat & Khanh!
  • 10/2021 Our paper Deep Federated Learning for Autonomous Driving is available on arXiv
  • 09/2021 Our paper Light-weight Deformable Registration using Adversarial Learning with Distilling Knowledge is available on arXiv with code
  • 06/2021 Two papers accepted in MICCAI 2021, preprints coming soon!
  • 05/2021 I’m organizing the Soft, Smart, Multi-functional, Agile and Aware Surgical Robots: Progress And Technologies workshop in the Hamlyn Symposium On Medical Robotics 2021. Poster submissions are welcome with £300 for the best poster award!
  • 05/2021 Our paper Graph-based Person Signature for Person Re-Identifications is available on arXiv with code.
  • 04/2021 Our paper An MR-Safe Endovascular Robotic Framework: Design, Control, and Preclinical Evaluation has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.